Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

BOX 180
R0E 1W0
Phone: (204) 766-2494
Fax: (204) 766-2306

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation Community website

Current Chief & Council:

  • Chief Deborah Smith
  • Councillor Naomi Nicholas-Folster
  • Councillor Winston Desjarlais
  • Councillor Shawn Kent
  • Councillor Harvey Olson


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.

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


  • On-reserve – 800
  • Off-reserve – 1,272
  • Total Population – 2.072 (Effective, February 28, 2018 as per INAC)


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