Black River First Nation

Black River First Nation

O’Hanly
BOX 190
Manitoba, R0E 1K0
Phone: (204) 367-4411
Fax: (204) 367-2000

Black River First Nation Community website

Current Chief & Council:

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

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.
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 – 976
  • Off-reserve – 401
  • Total Population – 1,377 (effective, February 28, 2018 as per INAC)

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