About Us

Community Profile

Little Red River Cree Nation at John D’Or Prairie is located about 125 kilometers east of High Level in Northern Alberta. LRRCN is composed of three Woodland Cree communities: Fox Lake (where the majority of the population resides, but has no year-round road access), John D’Or Prairie (Administrative Center), and Garden River, which is within Wood Buffalo National Park. The population is approximately 5,500+ members. LRRCN has several existing businesses, which include two on-reserve stores, a forest fire fighting company, and a forestry holding company. Historical sites include Little Red River, a traditional meeting place which became a Hudson Bay outpost site and is now a pilgrimage site. Fifth Meridian was also a trading outpost and traditional meeting and camping place.

Fox Lake

  • Fox Lake First Nation Reserve #162 located 180 km east of High Level
  • Majority of the LRRCN population resides in Fox Lake and is located on the south side the Peace River
  • The sacred animal is the Fox
  • Fox Lake Elementary School
  • John Baptiste Sewepagaham School
  • Nursing Station/Health Centre
  • Public Works
  • RCMP
  • Northern Store
  • Privately owned businesses
  • Theresa Little Flower Church

John D’Or Prairie

  • John D’Or Prairie First Nation Reserve #215 is located 125 km east of High Level
  • The Administrative Center of the Nation
  • The sacred animal is the Eagle
  • Fifth Meridian Market Ltd. Store
  • John D’Or Prairie School
  • Health Centre
  • Public Works
  • Privately owned businesses
  • Joseph’s Parish Church

Garden River

  • Garden River community is located 195 km east of High Level and is approximately 5 km inside the Wood Buffalo National Park
  • The sacred animal is the Buffalo
  • Fifth Meridian Market Ltd. Store
  • Sister Gloria School
  • Health Centre
  • Public Works
  • Privately owned businesses
  • Jean Baptiste Church