Easterville is an unincorporated community in the Canadian province of Manitoba. It is situated 200 kilometres southeast of The Pas and 100 kilometres (40 km by air) west of Grand Rapids, on the south shore of Cedar Lake. Its elevation above sea level is 265 metres (869 ft). The Chemawawin Cree Nation community is adjacent to the community on Cedar Lake.
The current community of Easterville was established in 1962, when nearby native populations were being displaced by the building of the Grand Rapids Dam, which flooded their prior community of Chemawawin.
Both the First Nations reserve and Easterville were re-located to the south shore of Cedar Lake in 1962-63 when Manitoba Hydro flooded their old locations on the lake as a part of a hydroelectric development project.
In the 2011 Census, the Easterville designated place had a population of 71 living in 17 of its 26 total private dwellings. The population of Easterville as of 2006 was 80 persons, with 23 private dwellings, a land area of 13.7 km2, and a population density of 5.9 people per square kilometre.
The main source of economic base, or natural resources of Easterville, is fishing. It's quite small; nothing to do, only a band office to pick up your welly cheque, a day care, and a little store called beans to buy chips and other junk foods. -an actual resident
Easterville is located at the northern terminus of Manitoba Provincial Road 327. It is approximately 20 km north of Provincial Highway 60, the major roadway in the area which connects Highway 6 (to Thompson) and Highway 10 (to Flin Flon). The community is also serviced by Easterville Airport, located just to the east of the town.
- (31 July 2010). Paradise Lost, Winnipeg Free Press
- Miller, David L. et al. (eds.) The First ones: Readings in Indian/Native studies (1992) ("The new community of Easterville to which the people were relocated, described as a "pre-planned" community by Manitoba Hydro, was built some 40 miles from Chemawawin along the shore of Cedar Lake.")
- Waldrum, James B. As long as the rivers run: hydroelectric development and native communities in Western Canada, p.81-105 (1988)
- "Corrections and updates: Population and dwelling count amendments, 2011 Census". Statistics Canada. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 16, 2013.