Poplar River First Nation

Poplar River First Nation

BOX 90
Manitoba, R0B 0Z0
Phone: (204) 244-2267
Fax: (204) 244-2690

Winnipeg Sub Office:

Phone: 204-953-5520
Fax: 204-953-5522
550-360 Broadway Avenue,
Wpg, MB  R3C 0T6

Current Chief & Council:

  • Chief Vera Mitchell
  • Councillor Eddie Hudson
  • Councillor Darcy Bruce
  • Councillor Norway Rabliauskus
  • Councillor Russell Lambert
  • Councillor Guy Douglas
  • Councillor Langford Mason


East side of Lake Winnipeg at the mouth of the Poplar River.

Band No: 277
Reserve: I.R. No. 16
Area: 1537.8 Hectares
Language: Anishinabe
Economic Base: Fishing and trapping


  • On-reserve – 1,269
  • Off-reserve –  562
  • Total Population – 1,831 (Effective, February 28, 2018 as per INAC)


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, and north to Berens and Poplar River. 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 Service
  • Water Treatment Plant
  • Nursing Station
  • Headstart Program
  • Daycare Program
  • Northern Store
Poplar River Store

Poplar River Store