Pauingassi First Nation




BOX 60

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


Current Chief & Council:

  • Chief Michael Owens
  • Roddy Owens
  • James Owens
  • Robert Owens


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 - 565
  • Off-reserve - 47
  • Total Population - 612 (Effective, January 2014, as per HRDC)


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