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The Cross Lake Indian Reserve is located approximately 190 air kilometers (118.5 miles) south of Thompson and 520 air kilometers (325 miles) north of Winnipeg along the shore of the Nelson River, where it enters Cross Lake. According to the regional population statistics as of December 31, 2002; the Band has an on-reserve population of 4216 and an off-reserve population of 1733. There are individuals of non-aborginal origin, as well as a number of Metis, bringing the total population of Cross Lake to approximately 7,000. The majority of the population is treaty status. Our Native language is CREE