Red Sucker Lake First Nation

First Nation No.300

Red Sucker Lake Reserve No. 1976 is located on a peninsula on the northeast shore of Red Sucker Lake close to the Ontario border, approximately 709 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

History

The First Nation is signatory to the 1909 adhesion to Treaty 5.

Language

The native language is the Island Lake dialect Oji-Cree.

Population

According to the regional population statistics of Dec. 31, 2003, the First Nation has an on-reserve population of 759 and an off-reserve population of 55. The total First Nation population is 814.

Health Care

There are two nurses at the nursing station on-reserve, with the nearest hospital located in Norway House and Thompson.

Community Services

On-reserve facilities include an administration office, recreation facilities, pool hall and school bus.

Infrastructure

Water Supply:
A water treatment plant was constructed in 1995. There are 52 houses that have water trucked to cisterns; and 157 houses have water tucked to barrels. The school and teacherages have piped water service.

Sewage Disposal:
A sewage treatment plant was constructed in 1995. The school and teacherages are connected. There are 52 houses that have trucked septic service; and 157 houses have no service.

Garbage Disposal:
One landfill is utilized.

Roads:
Red Sucker Lake First Nation is accessible by winter road from Garden Hill.

Electrical Service:
Service is provided by land line.

Postal Service:
Postal service is provided five days a week.

Police Protection:
The First Nation employs one Band constable. The nearest RCMP detachment is located on Stevenson Island in Island Lake. RCMP Island Lake (204) 456-2626

Fire Protection:
The First Nation has one fire fighting truck.

Communications

The First Nation receives radio from Thompson. The First Nation also operates a satellite dish in the community. Single party telephone exchange is available.

Transportation

A 3,000 foot gravel airstrip is maintained in the community and serviced by an airline.

Commercial and Business Services

Northern Store
Gas bar
School bus
Pool hall