Every First Nation family has the opportunity to have a home on their own land in a strong community.
Lac La Ronge Indian Band
Located in north-central Saskatchewan, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band is the largest First Nation in Saskatchewan, and one of the 10 largest in Canada. With a population of approximately 8,800, Lac La Ronge is a multi-community Band with six communities and 18 reserves extending from rich farmlands in central Saskatchewan, north through the boreal forest to the mighty Churchill River and beyond. The communities of Stanley Mission, Grandmother's Bay, and Little Red River are all self-administered, ensuring greater control over the delivery of programs and services. Hall Lake and Sucker River are administered through a central administration office located in La Ronge, 241 km north of Prince Albert, on the edge of the Pre-Cambrian Shield.
Lac La Ronge has a history of innovative programming and economic development successes that continue to provide opportunities for their members today. Kitsaki Management owns and has investments in several companies and strives to employ band members. In 2004/05, Lac La Ronge received national recognition after it developed and began operating the first formal on-reserve home ownership program in Saskatchewan. The communities are proud of their heritage and Cree language and of the educational opportunities and social development work made possible by many years of strong leadership.
“The Lac La Ronge Indian Band is always looking for new and innovative ways to financially help its membership, and the Fund represents a good opportunity as an additional resource to help our members construct new homes or renovate existing homes on reserve.”
—– Chief Tammy Cook-Searson (July 2009)