Heart Lake First Nation # 469 is located approximately 70 kilometers northeast of the Town of Lac La Biche, Alberta, 220 kilometers northeast of Edmonton, Alberta. The First Nation is on a 4496-hectare reserve along the west and north side of Heart Lake. The First Nation is a signatory to Treaty 6 and belongs to the Tribal Chiefs’ Ventures Tribal Council.
Historically the Heart Lake First Nation hunted, trapped and fished extensively within their traditional lands to satisfy a range of subsistence, livelihood, nutritional, social, cultural, spiritual and other needs. This lifestyle and means of survival are no longer possible due to extensive resource development activity in the area.