Last modified: 2020-04-26 by rick wyatt
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image located by Janis Lasmanis, 7 April 2020
The James Smith reserve was historically known as Fort-a-la-Corne. This first nation received its name from the original chief; who signed Treaty No. 6 in 1876 At Fort Carlton The population at the time were 134 members or 32 families. The James Smith Cree Nation is located 58 kilometers east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, and is 15,099 hectares in size. This first nation has a present population of 3,412, with the on-reserve population estimated to be at 1,892 members. The original language spoken is Cree. James Smith Cree Nation lands are situated on the south and north side of the Saskatchewan River on the south side there are fertile lands for farming and the north side of the river there are forestry lands for hunting, fishing, trapping and gathering.
The flag is quartered red, yellow, green and white, with the emblem in the
center featuring a badge showing a First Nations member shaking hands with a
pioneer on top of crossed arrow and pipe.
Ben Cahoon, 7 April 2020