Little Grand Rapids First Nation

Little Grand Rapids First Nation

Little Grand Rapids
BOX 130
Manitoba, R0B 0V0
Phone: (204) 397-2264
Fax: (204) 397-2340

Current Chief & Council:

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


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.

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


  • On-reserve – 1,336
  • Off-reserve – 366
  • Total Population – 1,702 (Effective February 28, 2018, as per INAC)


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


LGR band office

Little Grand Rapids band office