Berens River First Nation

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Berens River is located in Manitoba
Berens River
Berens River
Location of Berens River in Manitoba

Berens River First Nation is located on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg at the mouth of Berens River. The First Nation has territory at two sites: Berens River 13 with 2546.9 hectares and Pigeon River 13A [1] with 344.8 hectares and is governed by a Chief and five councillors.[1]

Berens River is a member of the Southeast Resource Development Council with offices in Winnipeg. This Tribal Council has 9 member First Nations.[1]

Berens River, Manitoba is a settlement adjacent to Berens River 13 and had a population of 111 people in 2011.[2]

The two communities create a population centre also called Berens River. Both are served by the Berens River Airport.


The river Berens River was originally called Pigeon River and the name Pigeon River was given to the next river to the south.[3]


As of March 2013 the registered membership of the Berens River First Nation was 3,063 with 2,010 members living on-reserve and 1,053 members off-reserve.[1]

Notable people[edit]

  • Jacob Berens [Nah-wee-kee-sick-quah-yash] (c1832-1916)[6]
  • William Berens [Tabasigizikweas] (1866-1947)[7]


  1. ^ a b c d "AANDC (Berens River)". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  2. ^ "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Berens and Pigeon Rivers". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  6. ^ "Memorable Manitobans". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  7. ^ "Memorable Manitobans". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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Coordinates: 52°20′57″N 96°59′20″W / 52.34917°N 96.98889°W / 52.34917; -96.98889