Hollow Water First Nation

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Hollow Water First Nation is an Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) First Nation located on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, Canada, 75 kilometres (47 mi) north of Pine Falls, Manitoba, and 529 kilometres (329 mi) north of Winnipeg. As of February 2009, the First Nation had a registered population of 1,620 people, of which the on-reserve population was 1,021. The main economic base of the community remains hunting, fishing, trapping and wild rice harvesting.


The First Nation have reserved for themselves one reserve:

  • 1622.9 ha Hole Water 10 Indian Reserve or Hollow Water 10 Indian Reserve, which serves as their main reserve and contains the community of Wanipigow. The reserve is adjacent to and bounded in the southwest by Seymourville, and across the river from Aghaming.


Hollow Water First Nation is governed by the Act Electoral System of government. The current leadership is Chief Larry Barker and four Councilors: Furlon Barker, Derek Bushie, Geoffrey Bushie and Henry Moneas, Jr. Their two-year term concludes on January 30, 2010. Hollow Water First Nation is a member of the Southeast Resource Development Council and a signatory to Treaty 5.

Former Chiefs of the Hollow Water First Nation include Rod Bushie, who was later elected Grand Chief of Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs in August 1997.[1]


  1. ^ "Former grand chief Rod Bushie dies". Winnipeg Free Press. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-07-06. 

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Coordinates: 51°10′05″N 96°16′59″W / 51.16806°N 96.28306°W / 51.16806; -96.28306