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Fishing Lake Metis Settlement
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Location in M.D. of Bonnyville
|Planning region||Lower Athabasca|
|Municipal district||Bonnyville No. 87|
|• Land||1,726.45 km2 (666.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||0.3/km2 (0.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−6 (MDT)|
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement (Cree: Packechawanis) is a Métis settlement in northern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 and Treaty Six lands. Fishing Lake Métis Settlement was settled by inhabitants of the dissolved St. Paul des Métis settlement and served as a historic Fishing camp to Métis in the region for centuries. It is home to many historical events such as the Frog Lake Resistance and is home to the beginning of the 20th century Métis movement as led by Charles Delorme, Jack Desjarlais and J.F Dion. It is located approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Highway 897 and 52 km (32 mi) south of Cold Lake.
As a designated place in the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Fishing Lake recorded a population of414 living in 151 of its 167 total private dwellings, a change of -7.2% from its 2016 population of 446. With a land area of 348.64 km2 (134.61 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.2/km2 (3.1/sq mi) in 2021.
The population of the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement according to its 2018 municipal census is 436, a decrease from its 2015 municipal census population count of 491.
As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement recorded a population of 446 living in 160 of its 190 total private dwellings, a change of 2.3% from its 2011 population of 436. With a land area of 355.51 km2 (137.26 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.3/km2 (3.4/sq mi) in 2016.
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