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Mike Natomagan and Pinehouse Council posing with Glen McCallum during the Elders Gathering in Pinehouse Lake, Canada.

Uniting Communities Through Collaboration

The Northern Village of Pinehouse Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada

DREERWIN Photography

Embracing Tradition and Education: Life in Pinehouse Lake

Pinehouse Lake, nestled in the northern expanse of Saskatchewan's boreal forest, is a vibrant Métis community steeped in rich cultural traditions. With a population of around 1,500, primarily Cree and Michif speakers, Pinehouse embraces a youthful demographic, prioritizing education and cultural preservation. This community thrives on a balance between modern educational initiatives and the preservation of age-old traditions, ensuring a harmonious blend of heritage and progress.