ST. THERESA POINT FIRST NATION
About St. Theresa Point First Nation
Welcome to St. Theresa Point
St. Theresa Point is located 610 kilometers Northeast of Winnipeg. The community is accessible by plane and boat in the summer and by winter road in the winter.
The St.Theresa Point First Nation office is located in the center of the community. Council consists of one Chief and eight (8) Councillors, elected according to band custom. Political affiliations are with the Island Lake Tribal Council (ILTC), Manitoba Keewatinohk Okimahkanak (MKO), Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC). The St.Theresa Point First Nation administers the following programs: social assistance, housing, capital projects, operations and maintenance, water and sewage services, sanitation services, television and radio broadcasting, the community outreach program, justice, policing, recreation, airport project, aboriginal healing foundation, economic development and youth services.
Treaty: Adhesion to Treaty No. 5
Registered Population: 4010 as of May 31,2014.
Band No. 298
Area: Approx. 7,129 Acres
Chief: Marie A. Wood
Band Office: (204) 462-2106
Fax: (204) 462-2646
Both traditional religious practices and Christianity are observed in the community. There is one church in the community, the Roman Catholic Church.
St.Theresa Point First Nation used to belong to the Island Lake Band, which consisted of four communities: Garden Hill, Wasagamack, St. Theresa Point and Red Sucker Lake. St. Theresa Point is a signatory to the 1909 adhesion Treaty No. 5. The main dialect is Oji-Cree, however English has also become part of the everyday language.