Barren Lands First Nation

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Barren Lands is located in Manitoba
Barren Lands
Barren Lands
Location of Barren Lands First Nation in Manitoba

Barren Lands First Nation is a First Nation located on the north shore of Reindeer Lake in northern Manitoba close to the Saskatchewan border. It has one territory called Brochet 197 which is 4339.40 hectares in size and adjoins the village of Brochet, Manitoba.[1]

Location of Brochet/Brochet 197 on a NASA satellite map of Reindeer Lake


The population of Brochet 197 in 2011 was 547 a 78.8% increase from the 2006 population of 306. The median age was 20.9.[2]

265 residents chose Cree as their mother tongue and 15 chose Dene. All but 10 spoke English.[2]

The two communities of Brochet 197 with 547 residents [2] and the village of Brochet with 146 residents [3] form a population centre of 693 people also called Brochet.


As of February 2013 the total membership of Barren Lands First Nation was 1,075 with 455 members living on-reserve or on crown land and 620 members living off-reserve.[1]

The First Nation is governed by a Chief and three councillors [1] and is affiliated with the Keewatin Tribal Council. The Keewatin Tribal Council with its head office in Thompson represents eleven First Nations in Northern Manitoba.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "AANDC 'First Nation Profile'(Barren Lands)". Archived from the original on 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  2. ^ a b c "Canada Census 2011 Community Profile". Retrieved 2013-03-25.
  3. ^ "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013.
  4. ^ "Keewatin Tribal Council Website". Retrieved 2013-03-25.

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Coordinates: 57°54′00″N 101°34′59″W / 57.90000°N 101.58306°W / 57.90000; -101.58306