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Native American Tribes of Manitoba

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Manitoba Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Manitoba that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.



Did you know the name "Manitoba" is a Siouan Indian word? It comes from an Assiniboine name meaning "lake of the prairie." The Assiniboines were not the only native people to live in this region, however.

The original inhabitants of the area that is now Manitoba included:

The Assiniboine
The Chipewyan (Dene)
The Cree
The Dakota Sioux
The Ojibway

Federally recognized First Nations in Manitoba today include:

Birdtail Sioux First Nation
PO Box 22
Beulah, Manitoba R0M 0B0

Brokenhead Ojibway Band
General Delivery
Scanterbury, Manitoba R0E 1W0

Buffalo Point First Nation (Ojibway)
PO Box 1037
Buffalo Point, MB R0A 2W0

Canupawakpa First Nation (Dakota)
PO Box 146
Pipestone, Manitoba R0M 1T0

Cross Lake First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 10
Cross Lake, Manitoba R0B 0J0

Dakota Plains First Nation
PO Box 1246
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3B2

Dauphin River First Nation (Ojibway)
Box 58
Gypsumville, Manitoba R0C 1J0

Fox Lake First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 369
Gillam, Manitoba R0B 0L0

Gambler First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 293
Binscarth, Manitoba R0J 0G0

Keeseekoowenin First Nation (Ojibway)
PO Box 100
Elphinstone, Manitoba R0J 0N0

Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation (Ojibway)
Box 359
Hodgson, Manitoba R0C 1N0

Lake Manitoba First Nation (Ojibway)
General Delivery
Vogar, Manitoba R0C 3C0

Lake St. Martin First Nation (Ojibway)
PO Box 69
Gypsumville, Manitoba R0C 1J0

Little Saskatchewan First Nation (Ojibway)
General Delivery
Gypsumville, Manitoba R0C 1J0

Long Plain First Nation (Ojibway)
PO Box 430
Portage La Prairie, Manitoba R1N 3B7

Norway House Cree Nation
PO Box 250
Norway House, Manitoba R0B 1B0
http://www.nhcn.ca/

Northlands Dene First Nation
General Delivery
Lac Brochet, Manitoba R0B 2E0

Opaskwayak Cree Nation
Highway 10 North, PO Box 1000
The Pas, Manitoba R9A 1L1
http://www.opaskwayak.mb.ca/

Peguis First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 10
Peguis Reserve, Manitoba R0C 3J0
http://www.peguis.ca/

Rolling River First Nation
PO Box 145
Erickson, Manitoba R0J 0P0

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation
PO Box 30
Ginew, Manitoba R0A 2R0

Sagkeeng First Nation (Ojibway)
PO Box 3
Fort Alexander, Manitoba R0E 0P0

Sayisi Dene First Nation
General Delivery
Tadoule Lake, Manitoba R0B 2C0

Split Lake First Nation (Cree)
General Delivery
Split Lake, Manitoba R0B 1P0
http://tataskweyak.mb.ca/

York Factory First Nation (Cree)
General Delivery
York Landing, Manitoba R0B 2B0
http://york_factory_fn_304.tripod.com/YorkFactoryFN.html

Other Aboriginal communities of Manitoba include:

Manitoba Metis Federation
300-150 Henry Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0J7
http://www.mmf.mb.ca/

Recommended books about Manitoba Native Americans:

*Manitoba Studies in Native History: Plains Cree: Book on the history and traditions of the Manitoba Cree.
Northern Passage: An interesting book about a white student's experiences living among the Northern Dene Indians.
*Night Spirits: History of the struggles of the Sayisi Dene tribe.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Manitoba province:

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs: Political and cultural information from a coalition of Manitoba Indian leadership.
Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council: Coalition of eight Dakota and Ojibway nations of Manitoba.
Manitoba Community Profiles: Basic information on all the First Nations of Manitoba.
Aboriginal Place Names of Manitoba: Map labeled with traditional Manitoba Native names and their meanings.



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