Long Plain First Nation

Community Profile
Long Plain First Nation band members are descendants of the Ojibway Nation. On August 3, 187 the Portage Band signed Treaty No.1 at the Lower Fort Garry. I n 1876 the Long Plain First Nation, Swan Lake First Nation and Sandy Bay First Nation would be created from the Portage Band.

Geography
The first nation is located 30 kms southwest from Portage la Prairie and 100 km west of Winnipeg and is accessible via Provincial Highway #305. The current land base is 10,800 acres with an additional treaty land entitlement of 5,323 acres acquired by the Long Plain First Nation Trust (LPFNT). The first nation runs along the northern shore of the Assiniboine River.

The first nation’s land base is comprised of the main reserve and two urban reserves situated along the city limits of Portage la Prairie and in the City of Winnipeg.

Language
English and Ojibway

Governance
Band government elections falls under section 74 of the Indian Act. Band custom elections are held every three years. The current band government:

Chief Dennis Meeches
Councilllor George Assiniboine
Councillor Marvin Daniels
Councillor Barb Esau
Councillor Ruth Roulette

The LPFN operates a number of business enterprises owned by the Arrowhead Development Corporation (“ADC”). ADC is a share capital corporation with Chief and Council as the board of directors. The Chief of LPFN holds the shares in Trust for and on behalf of the members of the LPFN from time to time. ADC is responsible for the economic and business development aspects of the community. ADC has a comprehensive long term plan which incorporates existing and planned projects and ventures designed to enhance the well being of community members. ADC oversees the operation of a number of business ventures on the three reserves which operate for the benefit of the community.

Political Affiliations

Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council
Southern Chiefs’ Organization
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
Assembly of First Nations