Sagkeeng First Nation Community

Sagkeeng First Nation is located in the southern part of Lake Winnipeg. Historically, the community was called Fort Alexander. The word Sagkeeng means “mouth of the river.” The total registered population of the community is over 7000. Derek Henderson is the Chief of the community.
There exists a strong feeling of collaboration and collective participation among the community. Most of the successful initiatives in the community are on community planning. The community also holds Annual Treaty Day which community parade along with various enthralling events for children, community events as well as Pow Wow and fireworks. The community offers its members a host of services such as child and family services, education, health center, housing, personal care home and social services. The community along with its leaders believe in improving the quality of life and that it is the responsibility of each member to help in the evolution of the community.

The effective administration system ensures that each member benefits from the community’s progress. The Economic Development Office looks after securing economic opportunities for the members and works for community’s long-term economic prosperity. Under the education initiatives, the community is taking constructive steps to include science and technology, skills development, language and culture in its school system. It underlines an important goal for the community to support their children during their transition period from school to job market.

The Comprehensive Community Plan focuses on significant areas such as finance, human resources, and service delivery, and strategizes to deliver high quality services to the members. The following seven teachings are the foundation of the Sagkeeng community’s mission and vision. These are Soongatiziwin (Courage), Amik (Wisdom), Zhawenjigewin (Love), Kichi’’inendamowin (Respect), Tepwewin (Honesty), Kawakaatiziwin (Truth) and Tabasenimowin (Humility).

Sagkeeng Action Plan





Develop a training program for informal and formal caregivers of people with mental health, dementia, or cognitive issues



Develop a respite service within the community for people who are caregivers of youth with behavioural challenges



Organize an information session when we could pull together a multidisciplinary team to meet with people to help them understand their diagnosis/illness and how they can manage their lives around that



Develop a community day program for youth who age out of services



Develop a maintenance/prevention program for Elders and those with chronic conditions



Develop maintenance/prevention programs for people with chronic conditions



Invite Deans of Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry and invite them to come with use to a meeting so you can discuss your needs with them directly.