Pauingassi First Nation

Pauingassi First Nation

BOX 60
Manitoba, R0E 1M0
Phone: (204) 397-2371
Fax: (204) 397-2145

Current Chief & Council:

  • Chief Michael Owens
  • Moses Owens
  • Roddy Owens
  • Benson Pascal


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.

Band No: 327
Reserve: I.R. Pauingassi First Nation
Area: 260.5 Hectares
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Trapping, fishing and seasonal rice harvesting


  • On-reserve – 601
  • Off-reserve – 54
  • Total Population – 655 (Effective, February28, 2018, as per INAC)


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.

Commercial Businesses and/or Services:

  • Pauingassi Band Office
  • Dojo’s Store
  • Northern Store
  • Pauingassi Nursing Station
  • Sanitation Service
  • NDL Building (New Dream Lodge) 
Pauingassi Store

Pauingassi Store