Berens River First Nation

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Berens River 13 is located in Manitoba
Berens River 13
Berens River 13
Location of Berens River 13 in Manitoba

Berens River First Nation is a First Nations band government in Manitoba, Canada. The First Nation has two reserves: Berens River 13 and Pigeon River 13A located in the boreal forest east of Lake Winnipeg. The First Nation 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]

The settlement of Berens River, Manitoba with a population of 111 people in 2011 borders the main settlement of Berens River 13 with a population of 1,028 in 2011.[2] The two communities create a population centre also called Berens River at the mouth of the Berens River. Both are served by the Berens River Airport.

History[edit]

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

Demographics[edit]

As of February 2015 the registered membership of the Berens River First Nation was 3,246 with 2,110 members living on-reserve and 1,136 members off-reserve.[1]

The settlement of Berens River 13 had a population of 1,028 in 2011.

Territory[edit]

Berens River First Nation has two reserves.

Notable people[edit]

  • Jacob Berens [Nah-wee-kee-sick-quah-yash] (c1832-1916)[8]
  • William Berens [Tabasigizikweas] (1866-1947)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Berens River 13)". Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  7. ^ "Natural Resources Canada-Canadian Geographical Names (Pigeon River 13A)". Retrieved 2015-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Memorable Manitobans". Retrieved 2013-04-02. 
  9. ^ "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