Saulteau First Nations

Languages: ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin), Anishnaubemowin, Dane-Zaa (ᑕᓀ ᖚ)
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Contact Information:
Saulteau First Nation
PO Box 330
Moberly Lake, BC
V0C 1X0
ph. (250) 788-3955
fx. (250) 788-7261

In the 1870s one group of Anishnaubemowin (Saulteau) migrated westward from Manitoba following their leader's vision. Their journey ended at Moberly Lake, where they settled and later intermarried with the Nēhiyawēwin (Cree) and Dane-Zaa (Beaver) who were already living in the area1.

Language Information

ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ (Nēhiyawēwin)
Fluent Speakers: 54 2
Understand or Speak Somewhat: 100 2
Learning Speakers: 150 2

Members of the Saulteau First Nations speaks Dane-zaa, Anishnaubemowin (Saulteau), and Nēhiyawēwin (Cree).

Community Information

Population: 8403
Internet Connectivity: Dial-in4

The main community is at the east end of Moberly Lake.

Footnotes / References
1. source:
2. Saulteau First Nations (2014), Language Needs Assessment #3414
3. Treaty 8 Tribal Association (n.d.). Treaty 8 Tribal Association.
4. Aboriginal Canada (2006). First Nation Connectivity Profiles.