20 February 2023• • sagkeeng
Sagkeeng First Nation is an Anishinaabe First Nation. Our unique land stretches across three treaty territories; Treaties 1, 3, and 5. We are located on either shore of the Winnipeg River, which is where we get our name. Sagkeeng means “mouth of the river”.
Our First Nation was once called Fort Alexander, and some maps still reflect this.
The community is located 120km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The community is between the Winnipeg River and Lake Winnipeg. Members of Sagkeeng are Anicinabe people and speak Ojibway.
The community had a residential school on the shore of the Hudson Bay Company. Today, a monument for the school stands near our river.
Common animals and wildlife
Foxes, bears, deers, blue jays, robins, crows, raccoons, ducks, geese, eagles, vultures, ravens, cougars, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, owls, porcupines, hawks, and magpies. The common fish that are caught are pickerel, catfish, sunfish, and jackfish.
The community respects all beliefs, including Anicinabe Ceremonies, Catholic, Anglican, and others.
Pine Falls Ambulance
Sagkeeng Education Administration Office
Sagkeeng Elementary School
Sagkeeng Junior High School
Sagkeeng High School
Sagkeeng Health Centre
Sagkeeng Fire Department
Sagkeeng Safety Officers
Pine Falls Hospital
Sagkeeng Superstore (Grocery & Gas Store)
South Shore Sales
Teeny Boppers Convenience Store & Restaurant
Bubbles Laundromat & Store
Mamaweenong’s Convenience Store & Restaurant
Box 3 • Fort Alexander, MB R0E 0P0
Phone: 204.367.2287 • Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm | Friday, 8:30 am. – 2:30 pm
Sagkeeng Anicinabe Nation is comprised of Anicinabe people who have resided at or near the Fort Alexander Indian Reserve #3 located along the Winnipeg River and Traverse Bay, since time immemorial.