Big River First Nation is located 120 kilometers northwest of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a population of approximately 4,000 people of Cree descent.

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News & Events

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Reminiscing the Jim Neilson sports complex grand opening

Previous Chief Jack Rayne pictured with New York Rangers’ Alumnus Adam Graves at the opening of the Jim Neilson Sports Complex September 6th, 2022.

A Short Videon on the Jim Neilson Sports Complex

A short video on the Grand Opening of the Jim Neilson Sport Complex in the fall of 2022. The Jim Neilson Sports Complex is adjacent to the new Chief John Keenatch High School in Big River First Nation.

Services/announcements from our departments

Services offered and announcements by our departments of Big River First Nation.

Big River First NAtion's Small Business Development Grant Program

The Small Business Development Grant Program can support members in entrepreneurial business development, capital and operating, marketing, and on-going business support costs (including costs to support BRFN contractors).

There are no deadlines for this application process and the Big River First Nation Small Business Grant is now considered open call. Once the funds are expended for the respectful year, applicants will be advised to reapply for the next fiscal year (funds are replenished every March 31st).

Download the application here: SBDG

Brfn is seeking Committee members

BRFN will need comittee members for the following Portfolios: Education (3), Health (2), BRFN Prevention (2), and MSCFS (2).

Interested applicants can contact: Allison Lachance (639) 922-7105, Corley Cameron (639) 922-7376, Julie Morin (306) 468-4091

Upcoming Events

Big River First Nation’s Upcoming Events can be found here.

A look back on the chief john keenatch High School construction

Aodbt architecture + interior design and the school steering committee had done design work on the Chief John Keenatch High School for the community.  On February 1, 2018 the consultants held a Community Information Session to meet with school staff, Elders, and community members to present the findings of the School Feasibility Study, discuss 21st-Century Learning concepts, get information from the community, and answer questions about the design process.

The CJK High School is approximately 5,100 square metres in size, and includes the latest in educational amenities. The grand opening took place on September 6th, 2022.

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