Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is located in beautiful West-Central Manitoba, just under 600 km north-west of Winnipeg. Paved road access to Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is from the west about 21 kilometers and 7 km still under construction off Highway # 10 on Route #483. Sapotaweyak Cree Nation is located along the south/southeast shore of Lake Winnipegosis. Settlement is primarily centered on either side of Shoal River and extends approximately 5 kilometers northeast along Lake Winnipegosis to a point known as Nee-ack or Beardy's Point and adjacent to the Metis community of Pelican Rapids located just to the west.
Sapotaweyak Cree Nation has a population of approximately 1,000 people on-reserve, total population of 2206. In addition to the new school, the community has several organizations in operation including the SCN Band Office, SCN Health Centre, Northern Convenience Store & Gas Bar, Bertha Gott Daycare Centre, SCN Arena Complex, SCN Community Centre, SCN Loonie Bin, and the 96.9 FM Radio Station broadcasting both NCI-FM and daily local programming.
Leaders of the community include Chief Nelson Genaille and Councillors Mary Lou Leask, Reynold Cook, Lorraine Brass, Wilfred Cook and Augustus Chartrand.
Near by, the small community of Mafeking is only 40 km south on Highway #10 and Swan River about 100 km and north on Highway # 10, The Pas/Opaskwayak about 150 km.