History

The Poundmaker Cree First Nation is nestled in the rolling hills near the Battle River just 40 kilometres west of North Battleford. This reserve is approximately 7,757 hectares in size. Pitikwahanapiwiyin chose this reserve back in the 1800s and once settled his people took up farming and constructing their houses.

Pitikwahanapiwiyin was a member of Red Pheasant’s band but eventually broke away to create a band of his own. He was a spokesman during the Treaty six negotiations and is to be recognized for getting the “famine clause” included and accepted by the Crown. Poundmaker was a very influential leader and had many followers.

In 1882 this band consisted of 164 members, today the membership stands at 1,115 with approximately 452 residing on the reserve.

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