Little Grand Rapids 14
Indian Reserve 14
Little Grand Rapids 14
Little Grand Rapids 14
Coordinates: 52°00′00″N 95°25′01″W / 52.000°N 95.417°W / 52.000; -95.417Coordinates: 52°00′00″N 95°25′01″W / 52.000°N 95.417°W / 52.000; -95.417
Area
 • Land22.43 km2 (8.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total810
Little Grand Rapids First Nation
Band No. 270
TreatyTreaty 5
HeadquartersLittle Grand Rapids
ProvinceManitoba
Population
On reserve1368 (2019)[2]
Off reserve385
Total population1753
Government
ChiefRaymond Keeper
Tribal Council
Southeast Resource Development Council

Little Grand Rapids First Nation is a remote Anishinaabe (Saulteaux/Ojibwa) First Nation community in northeast Manitoba, located approximately 370 kilometres (230 mi) northeast of Winnipeg.[2]

It is a fly-in community.[3]

On 4 October 2020, a COVID-19 outbreak was declared in Little Grand Rapids. With 33 confirmed cases at the time, it had the highest number of cases of any First Nation in Manitoba.[2]

Reserve

The First Nation has one reserve: Little Grand Rapids 14, which is located across the channel in the Family Lake from the community of Little Grand Rapids.

Governance

Little Grand Rapids First Nation is governed by the Act Electoral System of government. The current leadership as of 2019 includes Chief Raymond Keeper, and Councillors Clinton Keeper, Diane Keeper, Roy Dunsford, Hilda Crow, Wendy Leveque, and Blair Owen.[2]

Little Grand Rapids First Nation is a member of the Southeast Resource Development Council and a signatory to Treaty 5.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census, Statistics Canada - Validation Error".
  2. ^ a b c d e "SERDC - Little Grand Rapids".
  3. ^ https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/little-grand-rapids-first-nation-1.5757908[bare URL]