Skownan First Nation

Skownan First Nation is a Saulteaux (Ojibwa) First Nations band government whose reserve community, Waterhen Indian Reserve No. 45, a.k.a. “Waterhen”, is located 288 km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on the south shore of Waterhen Lake, between Lake Winnipeg and Lake Winnipegosis. As of May, 2015, the First Nation had 1,464 registered members, of which 750 lived on-reserve.
The Skownan First Nation is a member of the West Region Tribal Council.
Skownan First Nation also owns and operates a local radio station, known as 98.7 SKO FM. The radio station services the community.

Originally, the First Nation was known as the Waterhen River Band of Saulteaux and later simply as Waterhen First Nation (not to be confused with the Waterhen Lake Band of Cree in Saskatchewan, known today as the Waterhen Lake First Nation). The Skownan First Nation is a signatory to Treaty 2. Their name comes from Ne-biimiskonaan, meaning “to turn around the point” or “turning point” in the Anishinaabe language.

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Chief & Council
Chief:            Cameron Catcheway
Councillor:    Sterling Catheway
Councillor:    Jimmy Chartrand
Councillor:    Ken Catheway
Councillor:    Nelson Nepinak

  • 38 2nd. Ave. NE, Dauphin, MB R7N 2V4
  • (204) 638-3797
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