The Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Recreation program is responsible for all youth activities involving sports and recreation on reserve and provides support through training, transportation and financial assistance.
Though there is a cap on sports funding, with fundraising and grant proposals as well as enough need, demand and support from the community, any activity can become a reality. The Recreation Coordinator provides support to the Youth of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation with the expectation that parents and guardians also do their part to create a wholesome and nurturing program.
Muskeg Lake Cree Nation has always enjoyed a great representation in Soccer, at the Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games, in leagues throughout Saskatchewan, and in other provinces as well. Soccer Athletes from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation have participated in provincial soccer since 1949. David Steele Greyeyes, of Muskeg Lake First Nation (1914), was an outstanding soccer player who represented Saskatchewan against New Castle United in 1949 and was inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1977 (Saskatchewan Indian, June 1994). The Saskatchewan Native Sons provincial team tours international tournaments every second year. Through province-wide tryouts, teenaged males are selected to represent Saskatchewan First Nations.
Softball / Slow Pitch
Past and present, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation athletes participate and succeed in this sport. From Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games to FSIN Slow-pitch Provincials, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation is always present. From the Legendary Bruce Wolfe (Saskatchewan First Nations Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Softball) to winning FSIN Slow Pitch Champions six years in a row winning, our name is heard throughout baseball circles.
Hockey is part of our culture. With numerous Championships for both men and women, hockey is something we both watch and play with pride. Muskeg Lake Cree Nation has been on the ice since 1947, as the Aldina Pro Lites, and into the ‘90s and early 2000s as the Petequacay Blades. Other communities feel challenged when playing against us and cheer loudly when they win. We compete at all levels and divisions in Saskatchewan.
Box Lacrosse due to its similarity to hockey has quickly become a major sport in North America and that is no different in the Community of Muskeg Lake. Participation of Muskeg Lake Cree Nation athletes has grown in the past few years and with its possible inception into the North American Indigenous Games will become even more popular among First Nations. Lacrosse has been played for centuries amongst Indigenous people in North America and has recently found its way into our youth’s hearts. Box Lacrosse has grown in popularity in Saskatchewan and Muskeg Lake as well. It has a great future in Muskeg Lake and will be supported so that it remains a part of the Muskeg Lake Community.