Beaver River First Nation
Tansi! Welcome to Beaver Lake Cree Nation, a proud and friendly First Nation community located in northeastern Alberta, in the heart of the boreal forest and on the shores of scenic Beaver Lake.
As a forward-thinking Nehiyaw Nation, Beaver Lake strives to deliver programs and services that facilitate a healthy, strong, and vibrant community while promoting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We are progressing towards a goal of economic sovereignty and enhanced internal capacity.
Beaver Lake Cree Nation has its own K-12 school, an early learning and child care centre, a dedicated health centre, and an addictions treatment centre operating since 1984 and providing a unique, holistically-driven wellness program.
Who We Are
Beaver Lake Cree Nation is a Wood Cree Band. Beaver Lake Band continues to carry the oral traditions and oral knowledge passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial.
Elders and tradition keepers of Beaver Lake Cree Nation have faithfully kept stories and legends relating to places, events, spiritual matters, burials, ceremonial areas, communal gathering sites, the location of medicinal plants and berries, as well as other important cultural aspects.
The principal means of survival, namely, the traditional practices of hunting and fishing are still carried on. Beaver Lake Cree Nation has always valued its heritage and traditional culture, which hold the hope and optimism for self-determination and a strong and enduring future for today’s people and tomorrow’s generations.
Where We Are
Beaver Lake Indian Reserve is located approximately 17 km. southeast of Lac La Biche and about 220 km northeast of Edmonton Alberta.
The nation presently encompasses 6145.5 hectares (15,185 acres.) which is within the Treaty 6 territory.
Beaver Lake Cree Nation has taken advantage of many green initiatives offered by both the provincial and federal governments installing solar panels on a number of their community administrative buildings which include their Band Office, Amisk School, Wah Pow Treatment center, Head start building, Health Center, and the Busy Beaver gas station.
Band members are actively engaged in farming, ranching, forestry, the oil and gas industry and other trades and occupations. Beaver Lake Cree Nation has taken great strides to improve the quality of life of its members. Among other things, it has its own school system, health and treatment centers, Head Start program and administration.
Beaver Lake Cree Nation also maintains and operates Busy Beaver Gas station on the nation and Spruce Point Campground.
Why Beaver River?
Beaver Lake Cree Nation owns and operates a 142–site seasonal campground situated on the shores of picturesque Beaver Lake. Natural sand beaches, plentiful poplar trees, and bountiful fish make Spruce Point a favoured destination for local, regional, and international outdoor enthusiasts. Located six kilometres south of Lac La Biche in Lakeland County, a well-known mecca in northeastern Alberta for nature devotees, Spruce Point Resort and Campground hosts picnics and other outdoor functions throughout the summer.
Beaver Lake’s annual Pow Wow is one of the largest in the area, attracting more than 450 competitors from across Canada and the U.S.
Recent Solar Projects
- AMISK Solar Project
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