Berens River First Nation

Location: Approximately 270 air kilometres north of Winnipeg on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg at the mouth of the Berens River and 391 kilometers by road on Provincial Road #304 (a few kilometers south is a more isolated reserve, Pigeon River No. 13A which, in the past, has been used as a collection point for logging operations).

Transportation: Access is by air and an all-weather road. There is a 2,900 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. Perimeter Airlines and Northlands Aviation provide scheduled service. The all-weather road links Berens River with the Bloodvein First Nation and the provincial highway network. It is located on the eastern side of Lake Winnipeg and is approximately 70 kilometres in length.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services: 

  • Berens River Band Office
  • Meemeesipii Inc.
  • Berens River Log Inn
  • Berens River School (Frontier School Division: Nursery to Grade 9)
  • Berens River Daycare
  • Berens River Nursing Station/Chief Jacob Berens Mino-Ayaawin Centre
  • Berens River Training & Employment Program
  • Berens River Tug Boat/Barge
  • Berens River Pumphouse (Water and Sewage)
  • Oshetoon Building Supplies
  • Neil Disbrowe's Woodworking
  • Linda & Valerie's Video Shop
  • Christine's Coffee Shop
  • Berens River Store
  • Northern Store
  • Hubert Boyd (Store)

Off Reserve:

  • Barra Inn
  • John Alex Enterprises Ltd.
  • Berens River Student Services/Sub-Office 

Information

Band No: 266
Reserve: I.R. No.13 and 13A
Area: 2546.9 Hectares
Language: Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)
Economic Base: Fishing, trapping and forestry

Population

  • On-reserve - 2,227
  • Off-reserve - 1,418
  • Total Population - 3,645 (Effective December 31, 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Norman McKay
  • Councillor Roland Whiteway
  • Councillor Gerald Kemp
  • Councillor Paul Disbrowe
  • Councillor Glen Boulanger
  • Councillor Lindsay Ross
  • Councillor Tracy Berens
Barens River

Black River First Nation

Location: At the banks of the O'Hanley and Black Rivers, along the east shore of Lake Winnipeg, 32 kilometers north of Pine Falls, and 150 kilometers north of Winnipeg.

Transportation: Black River is accessible by an all-weather road via PTH #304 and 4 km of municipal road.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Black River Band Office
  • Black River School (Nursery to Grade 9)
  • Black River Health Centre
  • Headstart Program
  • Truss Plant
  • Clarence Bird Sr. (Grader Operations)
  • Moppa's Store
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Alternative Education Program

Information

Band No: 260
Reserve: I.R. No. 9
Area: 809.3 Hectares 
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Trapping agricultural development, wild rice harvesting, hunting and commercial fishing.

Population

  • On-reserve - 1,023
  • Off-reserve - 476
  • Total Population - 1,499 (Effective December 31, 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Sheldon Kent
  • Councillor Leah Fontaine
  • Councillor Nelson Bird
  • Councillor Richard Henderson
Black River First Nation

Bloodvein First Nation

Location: 210 kilometres north of Winnipeg on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg, directly north of the Bloodvein River. The community is situated along three kilometres of shoreline at the mouth of the river.

Transportation: There is a 3,000 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. A ferry/ barge service (39 passenger vehicle) is operated by the Marine Division of the Department of Highways. The ferry/ barge is used during the summer months.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Bloodvein Band Office
  • Miskooseepi School (Nursery to Grade 9)
  • Child & Family Services
  • Health Centre
  • Bloodvein Arena
  • RCMP Detachment
  • Bloodvein River Lodge
  • Turtle's Café
  • Anishinabe Coffee Shop
  • Frank & Son Grocery Store/Video Rentals
  • Mikisi Towing, Gas Bar & Convenience Store
  • Keller & Son's Grocery Store

Information

Band No: 267
Reserve: I.R. No.12
Area: 1625.2 Hectares 
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Commercial fishing and trapping

Population

  • On-reserve - 1,185
  • Off-reserve - 789
  • Total Population - 1,974 (Effective December 31, 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Derek Cook
  • Vice Chief Kelvin Raven
  • Councillor Ellen Young
  • Councillor Lorraine Cook
  • Councillor Stella Keller
Bloodvein First Nation

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

Brokenhead Ojibway First Nation Website

Location: Brokenhead Ojibway Nation #4 extends north to the shores of Lake Winnipeg and includes part of the Netley Creek Mars area. The Brokenhead River runs through the core area of the community. Both PTH #59 and the CN rail line cross through the northwest section of the Reserve. To the south is Winnipeg, 82 kilometres down highway #59 and to the north is Grand Beach, Patricia Beach and Victoria Beach to mane only three beaches in this area located along 59 north.

Transportation: The community is accessible by all weather road via Highway #59. Trucking services are available on a regular basis. There is no access by air, although float planes and boat dockage are available.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Brokenhead Band Office
  • Sargeant Tommy Prince School (Nursery to Grade 9)
  • Brokenhead Entertainment Centre
  • Wavers Chicken Delight
  • Bison Ranch
  • Shining Butterfly Handi-Crafts
  • Brokenhead Daycare
  • Brokenhead Historic Village
  • Private Matthews Sinclair's Elders
  • Brokenhead Treatment Plant
  • Brokenhead Recreational Centre
  • Brokenhead Health Centre
  • Brokenhead Training & Employment Program

Information

Band No: 261
Reserve: I.R. No.4
Area: 5412.8 Hectares
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Agricultural produce

Population

  • On-reserve - 677
  • Off-reserve - 1,488
  • Total Population - 2,165 (Effective, December 31, 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Gordon Bluesky 
  • Councillor Christopher Kent
  • Councillor Allen Hocaluk
  • Councillor Remi Olson
  • Councillor Wendell Sinclair Jr.
Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

Hollow Water First Nation

Location: Approximately 190 kilometres north of Winnipeg and within the Precambrian shield region of Manitoba.

Transportation:

Hollow Water First Nation is accessible by an all-weather road via PR#304. No air service is available and the nearest airport is located in Bissett, Manitoba. Grey Goose Bus Lines serves Pine Falls on a daily basis.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Hollow Water Band Office
  • Adam Hardisty Health Centre
  • Wanipigow Producer Co-op
  • Grandpa George's Gas / Diesel Bar
  • Wy-Ky-Kan Housing Authority
  • Yvonne's Chipstand
  • Legends Campground - Wayne Moneyas
  • Garden Angel Daycare
  • Aboriginal Headstart Program
  • Sanitation Service
  • Water Treatment Plant

Information

Band No: 263
Reserve: I.R. No.10
Area: 1622.9 Hectares 
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Fishing, hunting, trapping and wild rice harvesting.

Population

  • On-reserve - 1,069
  • Off-reserve - 1,002
  • Total Population - 2,071  (Effective December 31, 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Larry Barker
  • Councillor Furlon Barker
  • Councillor Geoff Bushie
  • Councillor Henry Moneas
  • Councillor Maurice Williams
Hollow Water First Nation

Little Grand Rapids First Nation

Location: 268 air kilometers northeast of Winnipeg, on the shores of Family Lake near the Manitoba/ Ontario border. The reserve is spread out over an eight kilometer stretch along the lake shore.

Transportation: There is a 3000 foot airstrip on provincial crown land across the lake from Little Grand Rapids. Access from the airport is restricted to boat or float plane during the summer months. During the winter, the community can be accessed by snow machine or vehicle over the ice. During the freeze up and spring thaw the site is only accessible by helicopter. There is no permanent access road. Winter roads are constructed to Pine Dock and Bloodvein. Pine Dock is accessible by all weather road via PHT #234.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Little Grand Rapids Band Office
  • Clarence & Jemima's Family Lake Pool Hall/Canteen
  • Owens Cash & Carry
  • General Merchants
  • Kitagas Group Home
  • Northern Store
  • Little Grand Rapids Airport
  • Sanitation Service
  • Nursing Station
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Headstart Program
  • Daycare Program

Information

Band No: 270
Reserve: I.R. No. 14
Area: 2005.8 Hectares 
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Fishing, trapping and seasonal rice harvesting

Population

  • On-reserve - 1,368
  • Off-reserve - 395
  • Total Population - 1,763 (Effective December 31, 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Oliver Owen
  • Councillor Blair Owen
  • Councillor Cher Kejick-Keesic
  • Councillor Diane Keeper
  • Councillor Clinton Keeper
  • Councillor Roy Dunsford
  • Councillor Hilda Crow
Little Grand Rapids First Nation

Pauingassi First Nation

Location: Approximately 280 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg & 24 kilometers north of Little Grand Rapids, on a peninsula jutting southward into Fishing Lake, a tributary of Berens River.

Transportation: There is no permanent access road to the Pauingassi First Nation, although winter roads are constructed annually from Pine Dock and Bloodvein. There is a 3000 foot airstrip approximately 24 kilometers south of Pauingassi at Little Grand Rapids. Access to the community via the airport is restricted to boat or float plane during the summer and by snowmobile during the winter.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Pauingassi Band Office
  • Dojo's Store
  • Northern Store
  • Pauingassi Nursing Station
  • Sanitation Service
  • NDL Building (New Dream Lodge) 

Information

Band No: 327
Reserve: I.R. Pauingassi First Nation
Area: 260.5 Hectares 
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Trapping, fishing and seasonal rice harvesting

Population

  • On-reserve - 632
  • Off-reserve - 71
  • Total Population - 703 (Effective December, 31 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Roddy Owens
  • Councillor Moses Owens
  • Councillor Benson Pascal
  • Councillor Mary-Ann Suggashie
Pauingassi First Nation

Poplar River First Nation

Poplar River First Nation Website

Location: East side of Lake Winnipeg at the mouth of the Poplar River.

Transportation: There is no permanent access road to Poplar River. An annual winter road provides access from Pine Dock on the west side of Lake Winnipeg to Bloodvein, and north to Berens and Poplar River. Pine Dock is accessible by PHT # 234. A 2,500 foot gravel airstrip is maintained in Negginan and is serviced by scheduled and/or charter flights. goods are occasionally barged to the community from Selkirk. There are dock facilities for float planes and boats.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Poplar River Band Office
  • Sagaday Lodge
  • Bunny's Restaurant
  • Sara's Diner
  • Negginan Hardware
  • B & B Networking
  • Poplar River Airport
  • Sanitation Service
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Nursing Station
  • Headstart Program
  • Daycare Program
  • Northern Store 

Information

Band No: 277
Reserve: I.R. No. 16
Area: 1537.8 Hectares 
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Fishing and trapping

Population

  • On-reserve - 1,296
  • Off-reserve -  704
  • Total Population - 2,000 (Effective December 31, 2021 as per ISC)

Current Chief & Council

  • Chief Vera Mitchell
  • Councillor Tanya Bittern
  • Councillor Darcy Bruce
  • Councillor Guy Douglas
  • Councillor Edwin R. Hudson
  • Councillor Russell Lambert
  • Councillor Langford W. Mason
Poplar River First Nation