This first nation received it's name from the original chief, who signed Treaty No. 6 in 1876.  The population at the time was 134 members or 32 families.  The James Smith Cree Nation is located 58 kilometres east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and is 15,099 hectares in size.  This first nation has a present population of 2,412, with the on-reserve population estimated to be at 1,592 members.  The original language spoken is Cree.