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.
The First Nation is signatory to the 1909 adhesion to Treaty 5.
The native language is the Island Lake dialect Oji-Cree.
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.
There are two nurses at the nursing station on-reserve, with the nearest hospital located in Norway House and Thompson.
On-reserve facilities include an administration office, recreation facilities, pool hall and school bus.
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.
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.
One landfill is utilized.
Red Sucker Lake First Nation is accessible by winter road from Garden Hill.
Service is provided by land line.
Postal service is provided five days a week.
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
The First Nation has one fire fighting truck.
The First Nation receives radio from Thompson. The First Nation also operates a satellite dish in the community. Single party telephone exchange is available.
A 3,000 foot gravel airstrip is maintained in the community and serviced by an airline.
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