Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

Aseniwuche Nehiyawak

We were once referred to as Aseniwuche Nehiyawak, this word was coined by other Cree groups in the area. Different Indigenous groups have travelled and lived in our traditional territory. At some time, the Indigenous people in this area became known as Aseniwuche Winewak, Cree for ‘Rocky Mountain People.’

We are of mixed Indigenous descent, with the predominant groups being Cree, Iroquois, Sekani, Dene, Ojibwe, Assiniboine, and Shuswap people. We have a clear, documented history of living and working in our Traditional Territory since the 1700s, although archaeological evidence from several sites and across a range of dates shows that groups of Indigenous people, likely ancestors of the Dene and Sekani, lived and harvested the land in the Grande Cache area continuously for about 10,000 years.

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