Land Base Background

The Mosakahiken Cree Nation(MCN) is located in west-central Manitoba, on the Northern limits of the Saskatchewan River delta and on the western shoreline of South Moose Lake. It is situated approximately 470 air Kilometres north-west of Winnipeg and 58 air kilometres south-east of The Pas. The Community is accessible year round by road via highway 10 and provincial highway 287 from The Pas. Over the last few decades MCN’s land has changed numerous times. Considering the last updated land status. The Mosakahiken Cree Nation is divided into five areas. Each of the five areas is physically separated from each other. Each area has its own distinct physical geology.

The reserve’s physical geography features Moose Lake (31A), Traders Lake (31D), Crossing Bay (31G) lie within the Saskatchewan River Delta, on the west side of the South Moose Lake. According to drill data from the Saskatchewan Delta, the area is covered by alluvial deposits up to 18 m thick. These alluvial sediments are generally underlain by lacustrine silts and clay mainly from Lake Agassiz up to 26 m thick. Between the lacustrine deposit and limestone bedrock, glacial till from the Wisconsin ice age of variable thickness can be found. Generally, lacustrine clays and slits and glacial tills are the predominant soil complexes over the reserve areas. These soils generally range from semi-pervious to impervious, depending on the clay content.

South Moose Lake is part of the Cedar Lake Reservoir. A water storage set-back (severance line) has been established at 259.08 meters (850 feet). The existing community has been developed with this severance line in mind.