Our Reserve

The Keeseekoose reserve is located in south eastern Saskatchewan, near the Manitoba border. It is close to both communities of Pelly and Kamsack, and is in between Cote reserve and Key reserve.

Keeseekoose is 6,927.9 Hectares in size with a growing population of presently 2243 people registered of which 679 live on reserve.

The reserve originated from the signing of Treaty 4 on September 15, 1874, with Chief Keeseekoose at Shoal River. These Saulteaux people survived off of the land, mainly fishing and hunting.

The first reserve Keeseekoose and his people occupied was in Manitoba, called Swan River Reserve. Due to annual floods, Keeseekoose people found it hard to survive. This brought about the move near Assiniboine River, where they are situated today because of more suitable land and resources.

Ther strip mall houses a gas station and convenience store, as well as the Yorkton Tribal Council Child and Family Services, Fort Pelly RCMP Detachment, and Treaty Land Entitlement Office (also serving the Key and Cote Reserves).

Keeseekoose Administration and Health Centre

 

Keesekoose school - K4-12 school on the Keeseekoose I.R. #66. The building is composed of pile foundations, grade beams, hollow core floors, concrete topping, structural steel, metal roofing and masonry exterior, Interior is broken up into classroom space, gymnasium, resource centre and common areas. Exterior work includes the construction of a ball diamond, soccer field, outdoor rink and a track-and-field area.

 

Residency # of People
Registered Males On Reserve 361
Registered Females On Reserve 318
Registered Males On Other Reserve 27
Registered Females On Other Reserve 25
Registered Males Off Reserve 709
Registered Females Off Reserve 803
Total Registered Population 2,243