There are several First Nations communities within the Mackenzie Region.  They are all party to Treaty 8 and are members of the North Peace Tribal Council (NPTC). NPTC works to protect and promote the shared interests of First Nations communities, enhancing Aboriginal rights, and developing healthy and prosperous communities.

For more information about the North Peace Tribal Council visit: http://www.nptc.ca/

Beaver First Nation

Beaver First Nation is a First Nations community that is made up by Boyer 164 and Child Lake 164A, two reserves northwest of Fort Vermilion. Beaver First Nation is governed by a Chief and four member council and has a registered population of 1027, over half of whom live off-reserve.

For more information about Beaver First Nation visit: http://www.beaverfirstnation.com/

Tallcree First Nation

Tallcree First Nation is a First Nations community that is made up by seven reserves surrounding the Fort Vermilion area, with their origins being traced back to Montana. Tallcree First Nation is governed by a Chief and four councillors and their population is 1,044 with over half living off-reserve.

For more information about Tallcree First Nation visit: http://www.tallcreefirstnation.ca/

Little Red River Cree Nation

Little Red River Cree Nation is a First Nations community that is represented by an elected Chief and ten council members and includes the Fox Lake, John D’Or Prairie, and Garden Creek reserves. Currently their population exceeds 5000 people.

For more information about Little Red River Cree Nation visit: http://www.lrrcn.ab.ca/

Dene Tha First Nation

Dene Tha First Nation, meaning “common people,” is a First Nations community divided into the Bushe River, Meander River and Chateh reserves. Dene Tha is governed by an elected Chief and eight member council. These communities have a population of approximately 1800 people who live on the reserves and 600 who live off the reserves.

For more information about Dene Tha First Nation visit: http://www.denetha.ca/