English River First Nation
English River First Nation (ERFN) is located about 500 km north of Saskatoon in Treaty 10, with a main settlement at Patuanak, alongside the Churchill River.
This First Nation is composed of seven different reserves: Porter Island, Cree Lake, Elak Dase, Knee Lake, Dipper Rapids, Wapachewunak and La Plonge.
ERFN is a multilingual community with various combinations of Dene, Cree, Michif, English and French spoken by over 1,400 members, a little over half of which live on reserve. The “people of the river” are known for their bold and collaborative spirit and trusting and humble nature. They are dedicated to stewardship of the land and the education of future generations.
An industrious and entrepreneurial group, ERFN has led the way in efficient economic relationship building through its support and advancement of community development partnerships. These relationships have been instrumental in advancing community support and understanding across the north.