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. There is a 2,900 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. Perimeter Airlines and Northway Aviation provide scheduled service.

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 266
Reserve: I.R. No.13 and 13A
Area: 2546.9 Hectares
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Fishing, trapping & 
forestry
On-reserve - 2,125
Off-reserve - 1, 185
Total Population - 3,310 
(Effective, March 9, 2016)

 

Chief Hartley Everett
Councillor Norman Jr. McKay
Councillor Roland Whiteway
Councillor Steve Berens
Councillor Gerald Kemp
Councillor Susanne McKay

Black River First Nation


Location: Black River is located 138 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg and approximately 36 kilometres north of the community of Powerview/Pinefalls, Manitoba. The Community has a window plant, water treatment facility, truss plant, health centre, Head Start Program and a general store/gas bar. The Majority of homes are single detached and located within a one-mile radius of the government offices and schools. The community is accessible year round by a paved road, which intersects PTH 304 (6.4 km to the east).

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 260
Reserve: I.R. No.9
Area: 809.3 Hectares
Language: Anishinaabe
Economic Base: Trapping agricultural development, 
wild rice harvesting, hunting & commercial fishing.
On-reserve - 887
Off-reserve - 416
Total Population - 1,303 
(Effective March 15, 2016)

 

Chief Sheldon Kent
Councillor Midred (Milly) Cook
Councillor Leah Fontaine

 

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: Bloodvein First Nation is newly is accessible by an all-weather road via PR#304. There is also 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.

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 267
Reserve: I.R. No.12
Area: 1625.2 Hectares
Language: Anishinaabe
Economic Base: Commercial fishing & 
trapping
On-reserve - 1,073
Off-reserve - 720
Total Population - 1,793
(Effective April 2016)

 

Chief Roland Hamilton
Councillor Ellen Young
Councillor Lorraine Cook
Councillor Oswald Turtle
Councillor Stella Keller

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation


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. Grey Goose Bus Lines serves the community on a daily basis. A CN rail line passes through the First Nation transporting freight to and from Pine Falls.

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 261
Reserve: I.R. No.4
Area: 5412.8 Hectares
Language: Anishinaabe
Economic Base: Agricultural produce
On-reserve - 766
Off-reserve - 1,166
Total Population - 1,932 
(Effective February 24, 2016)

 

Chief Jim Bear
Councillor Kevin Thomas
Councillor Winston Desjarlais
Councillor Earl Prince
Councillor Shawn Kent

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.

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 263
Reserve: I.R. No.10
Area: 1622.9 Hectares  
Language: Anishinaabe
Economic Base: Fishing, hunting, 
trapping & wild rice harvesting.
On-reserve - 1005
Off-reserve - 904
Total Population - 1,909 
(Effective April 2016)

 

Chief Larry Barker
Councillor Furlon Barker
Councillor Geoff Bushie
Councillor Wayne Moneyas
Councillor Henry Moneyas

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.

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 270
Reserve: I.R. No. 14
Area: 2005.8 Hectares  
Language: Anishinaabe
Economic Base: Fishing, trapping & 
seasonal rice harvesting

On-reserve - 1,300
Off-reserve - 354
Total Population - 1,654 
(Effective April 2017)

 

Chief Raymond Keeper
Councillor Wendy Leveque
Councillor Dianne Keeper
Councillor Clinton Keeper
Councillor Nelson Keeper
Councillor Hilda Crow
Councillor Martin Owens

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.

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 327
Reserve: I.R. Pauingassi First Nation
Area: 260.5 Hectares  
Language: Anishinaabe
Economic Base: Trapping, fishing & 
seasonal rice harvesting
On-reserve - 601
Off-reserve - 52
Total Population - 653 
(Effective April 2017)
Chief Michael Owens
 Councillor Moses Owens
 Councillor Roddy Owens
 Councillor Benson Pascal

Poplar River First Nation


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.

Information: Population: Current Chief & Council:
Band No: 277
Reserve: I.R. No. 16
Area: 1537.8 Hectares
Language: Anishinaabe
Economic Base: Fishing & Trapping


On-reserve - 1,319
Off-reserve - 524
Total Population - 1,843 
(Effective February 24, 2016)

 

Chief Vera Mitchell
Councillor Eddie Hudson
Councillor Darcy Bruce
Councillor Norway Rabliauskus
Councillor Russell Lambert
Councillor Guy Douglas
Councillor Langford Mason