Community Futures Southeast 200 - 208 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, MB - Phone: (204) 943-1656

Our Region

Under the Southeast Economic Development Division, The Southeast Community Futures Development Corporation serves the following First Nations:

Berens River First Nation

Berens River, Manitoba
R0B 0A0
Phone: (204) 382-2161
Fax: (204) 382-2297
Internet: www.berensriver.ca

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).
Reserve: I.R. No.13 and 13A
Area: 6,907 acres
Language: Saulteaux/Ojibway
Economic Base: Band Office, Commercial, Fishing, Trapping and Forestry
Population: On-reserve - 1,762; Off-reserve - 1,003; Total Population - 2,765 (as of March 31, 2009)
Transportation: Access is by air. There is a 2,900 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. Perimeter Aviation and Warm Air provide scheduled service. Berens River is also accessible during the Winter Road Season (officially opens around January 15th to March 15th).

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Berens River Band Office
  • Meemeesipii Inc.
  • Berens River Logg 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.

Black River First Nation

www.black-river.ca

Bloodvein First Nation

Bloodvein, Manitoba
R0C 0J0
Phone: (204) 395-2148
Fax: (204) 204-395-2099

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.
Reserve: I.R. No.12
Area: 3,885 acres
Language: Saulteaux/Ojibway
Economic Base: Band Office, Commercial, Fishing and Trapping
Population: On-reserve - 942; Off-reserve - 550; Total Population - 1,492 (as of March 31, 2009)
Transportation: There is a 3,000 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. Perimeter Aviation and Warm Air provide scheduled service. 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. Bloodvein is also accessible during the Winter Road Season (officially opens around January 15th to March 15th).

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

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

Scanterbury, MB
R0E 1W0
Phone: (204) 766-2494
Fax: (204) 766-2306

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.

Reserve: I.R. No.4
Area: 13,375 acres
Language: Ojibway Economic Base: Band Office, Commercial, Fishing
Population: On-reserve - 592; Off-reserve - 1,069; Total Population - 1,661 (as of March 31, 2009)
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.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Brokenhead Band Office
  • Sargeant Tommy Prince School (Nursery to Grade 9)
  • Brokenhead Entertainment Centre
  • Waivers 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

Buffalo Point First Nation

P.O. Box 1037
Buffalo Point, Manitoba
R0A 2W0
www.buffalopoint-firstnation.ca
Phone: (204) 437-2133
Fax: (204) 437-2368

Buffalo Point #36 is a major tourist attraction with world-class development. It boasts the largest harbour on Lake of the Woods in Manitoba with 320 docking berths. Buffalo point is an international vacation community with 450 lots, which are leased out on a 75-year basis. There are presently 300 leased to proud owners from Canada and the US. Some making the Point a full time resident, with daily mail, hydro, telephone and hi-speed Internet at their door. Paved and well maintained roads on a 12 month basis.

Reserve: I.R. No.36 and 36A
Area: 6,907 acres
Language: Ojibway Economic Base: Fishing, Marine and Hospitality Services
Population: On-reserve - 41; Off-reserve - 69; Total Population - 110 (as of December 31, 2007)
Transportation: The reserve is accessible by 12 kilometers of paved road leading in from Highway #12 at the Canada/US immigration.

Buffalo Point's Diverse Eco System

Buffalo Point has developed a comprehensive wildlife management program, which attracts many photographers and sightseers. The main attraction is herds of whitetail deer. Others include wolf, red and silver fox, black bear, moose, beaver, muskrat and porcupine. Birding is also a relaxing pastime including: Great Grey Owl, bald and golden eagles, osprey, blue jays, woodpeckers and finches. Buffalo Point has the rare honour of having the only sighting of the purple-fringed orchids.

Buffalo Point is proud of its 18 holes “Lake of the Sandhills” championship golf course with fairways and greens on the shores of Lake of the Woods and stretching back into beautiful tranquil wooded scenery. Only the deer and fox distract you. Look us up at www.sandhills.caCommercial Businesses and/or Services:

Buffalo Point is becoming one of the major economic centers in South Eastern Manitoba in the tourism and hospitality area. Buffalo Point hires over 80 full time employees in the summer months creating major economic possibilities for its residents, the community and the surrounding municipalities.The major economic generators are:

  • The Buffalo Bay Marina and Fishing Centre
  • The Galley Restaurant and Resort
  • The Lake of the Sandhills Golf Course
  • 60 Resort and Conference Centre

A government building constructed to honour the culture of our forefathers stands strikingly beautiful within a well-maintained wooded area. The building has conference facilities, government offices, RCMP office, and a museum, which is open and free to the public.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Buffalo Point Development Corp./ cottage real estate, cottage construction and material, construction equipment operation and lumber yard.
  • Thunder and Son's/ Buffalo Bay Marina and Campground, and Minnow Farm
  • Buffalo Bay Resort/ Eight LEK standard cabins and six luxury cabins
  • Landlubbers Laundromat
  • The Galley Sports and Bar Grill
  • Sunken Treasure/ Lounge and Video Lotto, Beaches, boardwalk, mini golf tennis courts, basketball, baseball field, playground, picnic grounds, groomed x-country ski trails, groomed snowmobile trails, nature trails, paddle boats, canoes, mountain bikes, x-country skis, boats and motors, chartered launch service.

Interesting Facts on Buffalo Point

Buffalo Point has a rich history. For instance, did you know...

  • That it is sometimes believed that Buffalo Point received its name from the fact that the peninsula is shaped as the head of a buffalo. In truth, the name (as well as the name Buffalo Bay) comes from buffalo tracks found wallowing in the mud on the shores of Buffalo Point (further enforced by having dredged up a buffalo horn during the construction of the harbour).
  • That Buffalo Point is a signatory to Treaty #3 (the only one in Manitoba that is a signatory of Treaty #3 and the only Canadian treaty to be signed on the United States side of the border at the Northwest Angle, Harrison Creek) which was signed on October 3rd, 1873 by Chief Ayashawath.
  • That Buffalo Point served as an important gathering place for the Anishinabe people.
  • That Lake of the Woods was once called Lake of the Sandhills by the Anishinabe people before being renamed by the Europeans.
  • That the Red Cloud Trail dates back to the 1700s and was used by the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota before the Ojibway occupation took place in the mid 1800s.
  • That the Buffalo Bay marina is the largest harbour on Lake of the Woods and in Manitoba.
  • That the Buffalo Point ‘Master Plan’ was the most comprehensive tourism study ever undertaken in the province.
  • That this lake was shallow before flooding and a sandbar connected the peninsula to the mainland and the sand ridge leading south into the United States.

Hollow Water First Nation

Wanipigow, Manitoba
R0E 2E0
Phone: (204) 363-7278
Fax: (204) 363-7418

Location: approximately 190 kilometres north of Winnipeg and within the Precambrian shield region of Manitoba.
Reserve: I.R. No.10
Area: 4000 acres
Language: Ojibway
Economic Base: Band Office, Commercial, Fishing, Hunting, Trapping and Wild Rice Harvesting.
Population: On-reserve - 1,019; Off-reserve - 601; Total Population - 1,620 (as of March 31, 2009)
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
  • Brook's Chipstand
  • Yvonne's Chipstand
  • Legends Campground - Wayne Moneyas Garden
  • Angel Daycare
  • Aboriginal Headstart Program
  • Sanitation Service
  • Water Treatment Plant

Little Grand Rapids First Nation

Little Grand Rapids, Manitoba
R0B 0V0
Phone: (204) 397-2264
Fax: (204) 397-2340

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.
Reserve: I.R. No. 14Area: 4,956 acres
Language: Saulteaux/Ojibway
Economic Base: Band Office, Commercial, Fishing, Trapping and Seasonal Rice Harvesting
Population: On-reserve - 1,129; Off-reserve - 287; Total Population - 1,416 (as of March 31, 2009)
Transportation: There is a 3,000 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 freeze up and spring thaw the site is only accessible by helicopter. There is no permanent access road to Little Grand Rapids. Little Grand Rapids is accessible during the Winter Road Season (officially opens around January 15th to March 15th).

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 Airpor
  • Sanitation Service
  • Nursing Station
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Headstart Program
  • Daycare Program

Pauingassi First Nation

Pauingassi, Manitoba
R0B 2G0
Phone: (204) 397-2371
Fax: (204) 397-2145

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.
Reserve: I.R. Pauingassi First Nation
Area: 644 acresLanguage: Saulteaux/Ojibway
Economic Base: Band Office, Commercial, Trapping, Fishing and Seasonal Rice Harvesting
Population: On-reserve - 536; Off-reserve - 37; Total Population - 573 (as of March 31, 2009)
Transportation: There is no permanent access road to the Pauingassi First Nation, although winter roads are constructed annually from Pine Dock and Bloodvein First Nation. Pauingassi is accessible during the Winter Road Season (officially opens around January 5th to March 15th). There is a 3000 foot airstrip approximately 24 kilometers south of Pauingassi at Little Grand Rapids First Nation. 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

Poplar River First Nation

Negginan, Manitoba
R0B 0Z0
Phone: (204) 244-2267
Fax: (204) 244-2690
www.poplarriverfirstnation.ca

Location: East side of Lake Winnipeg at the mouth of the Poplar River.
Reserve: I.R. No. 16
Area: 3,800 acres
Language: Saulteaux/Ojibway
Economic Base: Band Office, Commercial, Fishing and Trapping
Population: On-reserve - 1,195; Off-reserve - 277; Total Population - 1,472 (as of March 31, 2009)
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 First Nation, and north to Berens River First Nation and Poplar River First Nation (officially opens around January 5th to March 15th). 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 Servic
  • Water Treatment Plan
  • Nursing Station
  • Headstart Program
  • Daycare Program
  • Northern Store