Wilderness, clean air, abundant wildlife, beautiful forests, and
the ecological richness that is the heritage of those who reside
on the Churchill River are all parts of the heritage of the
residents of Sandy Bay.
Sandy Bay is situated at 'roads end' in the northeast area
of north central Saskatchewan and occupies a land area that was
occupied by Aboriginal peoples for hundreds of years before it became
the site of a power generation source for mineral exploration and
extraction. The Aboriginal settlement and economy of this hinterland
community holds a fascination for the archaeological aspects of
its location and the resource and economic activity that at one
time engulfed it. Academics still earnestly study the domestic and
social infrastructure of those living, or associated with the community
and the effects of the harnessing of the power of the Churchill
River upon which the community stands.
Bay is also 'Home' to many talented Aboriginals who have
gone out into the larger cultural mosaic that is Canada. It enjoys
a beauty and diversity that comes from its remoteness and richness
springing from the hearts and culture of its residents. The Village
is located quite close to the Manitoba border and economic and social
ties to that province still are extensive.
We hope that through the photos on these WebPages you will
discover why Sandy Bay is so loved by its residents both present
Ballantyne Cree Nation