Berens River First Nation


Berens River

BOX 131
Manitoba  R0B 0A0
Phone: (204) 382-2161
Fax: (204) 382-2297


Winnipeg Sub Office: Phone: (204) 982-0690

Fax:(204) 982-0698

# 204-1700 Ellice Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3H 0B1



Current Chief & Council:

  • Chief Jackie Everett
  • Councillor Hartley Everett
  • Councillor Gerald Kemp
  • Councillor Roland Whiteway
  • Councillor George Green
  • Councillor Norman Jr. Mckay


Approximately 270 air kilometres north of Winnipeg on the east shore of Lake Winnipeg at the mouth of the Berens River and 391 kilometers by road on Provincial Road #304 (a few kilometers south is a more isolated reserve, Pigeon River No. 13A which, in the past, has been used as a collection point for logging operations).

Band No: 266

Reserve: I.R. No.13 and 13A

Area: 2546.9 Hectares

Language: Anishiinabe

Economic Base: Fishing, trapping and forestry



  • On-reserve - 1,870
  • Off-reserve - 1, 095
  • Total Population - 2,965 (as of January 2012)


Access is by air. There is a 2,900 foot gravel airstrip maintained in the community. Perimeter Airlines and Northlands Aviation provide scheduled service.


Commercial Businesses and/or Services: 

  • Berens River Band Office
  • Meemeesipii Inc.
  • Berens River Logg Inn
  • Berens River School (Frontier School Division: Nursery to Grade 9)
  • Berens River Daycare
  • Berens River Nursing Station/Chief Jacob Berens Mino-Ayaawin Centre
  • Berens River Training & Employment Program
  • Berens River Tug Boat/Barge
  • Berens River Pumphouse (Water and Sewage)
  • Oshetoon Building Supplies
  • Neil Disbrowe's Woodworking
  • Linda & Valerie's Video Shop
  • Christine's Coffee Shop
  • Berens River Store
  • Northern Store
  • Hubert Boyd (Store)

Off Reserve:

  • Barra Inn
  • John Alex Enterprises Ltd.

Berens River First Nation Band Office

Berens River Band office 1

Berens River Band office 2


Berens River First Nation (lake view)

Berens River
Southeast Resource Development Council Corp.
Head Office: Box 30 Scanterbury, Manitoba R0E 1W0
Winnipeg Office: 6th Floor - 360 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0T6