The Cree Indians lived in parts of Canada and the United States, including the Atlantic coast, Rocky Mountains, and the provinces of Quebec and Saskatchewan. As of May 2015, there are approximately 200,000 Cree living in North America, with more than 135 different bands living in Canada. Cree bands include the James Bay Cree, Plain Cree and Woodland Cree.
The Cree Indians were a First Nation of Canada and several Cree tribes live on Canadian reservations. The reservations have their own government, police and school systems. Most Cree Indians speak English or French, with small numbers also speaking the Cree language. Anyone who chooses to live on a Cree reservation must follow the Cree laws established there.