Lucky Man Cree Nation
The Lucky Man Cree Nation is a Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. After spending more than a hundred years amalgamated into the Little Pine First Nation, the band was awarded the Lucky Man Reserve, on the eastern border of the RM of Meeting Lake. The re-established nation has the smallest membership in Treaty 6.
The nation is named for Chief Papaway, papewe meaning "lucky man", headman for Little Pine when that group signed Treaty 6 at Fort Walsh in 1879. The group settled near Battleford in 1883. By 1919, the Lucky Man band had dwindled to a population of nine, living on the Little Pine Reserve. The band's descendants reorganized in 1976 and filed for treaty land entitlement. In 1989, more than 100 years after Lucky Man signed Treaty 6, the band was awarded the Mayfair provincial pasture, consisting of 12 sections in the Thickwood Hills.
The Lucky Man Cree Nation is a Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada. The band was awarded the Lucky Man Reserve after over 100 years of being part of the Little Pine First Nation.