Sapotaweyak Cree Nation #314
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is located in beautiful West-Central Manitoba, just under 600 km north-west of Winnipeg along the south/southeast shore of Lake Winnipegosis. Settlement is primarily centered on either side of Shoal River and extends approximately 5 kilometers northeast along Lake Winnipegosis to a point known as Nee-ack or Beardy’s Point and adjacent to the Metis community of Pelican Rapids located just to the west.
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation has a population of approximately 1,000 people on-reserve, total population of 2206. In addition to the new school, the community has several organizations in operation including the SCN Band Office, SCN Health Centre, Northern Convenience Store & Gas Bar, Bertha Gott Daycare Centre, SCN Arena Complex, SCN Community Centre, SCN Loonie Bin, and the 96.9 FM Radio Station broadcasting both NCI-FM and daily local programming. The community also has many small home based businesses that sell beadwork, sweetgrass braids and traditional moccasins.