Long Plain First Nation

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Long Plain First Nation
Band Number: 287
 • Type First Nations Council
 • Chief Dennis Meeches
 • Councillors Marvin Daniels, Bard Esau, Liz Merrick, George Meeches
Population (February 2018)
 • Total 4,484
Website Official Website
Box 430 Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, R1N 3B7

The Long Plain First Nation is an Ojibway First Nations band government whose reserve is located in the Central Plains region of Manitoba, Canada. It is located to the southwest of Portage la Prairie along the Assiniboine River. It lies between the Rural Municipality of Portage la Prairie and the Rural Municipality of South Norfolk, and also borders another band's Indian reserve, that of the Dakota Plains First Nation. The 2006 census reported a population of 752 residents. The main settlement of Long Plain is located at 49°50′35″N 98°28′30″W / 49.84306°N 98.47500°W / 49.84306; -98.47500.

Long Plain First Nation owns and operates Rez Radio 101.7 FM, which services the Long Plain community.

Long Plain First Nation Annual Pow-wow began in 1876 and is one of Manitoba’s longest running pow-wow celebrations. The contest usually occurs during August long week-end from Friday evening to Sunday night. The 2014 celebration is the 142th annual and takes place August 4,5,6 2018

The current chief of the Long Plain First Nation is Dennis Meeches

Long Plain First Nation has a 12 man safety services team. Long Plain Safety Services has security and a firefighter team. Long Plain Fire Department has 2 trucks. 1 rescue truck and 1 pumper. The current Fire Chief is Randy Merrick. Long Plain Safety Services are a 24 hour safety services. Residents of the region have included artist Linus Woods.[1]

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  1. ^ "Feature artist for September 2017: Linus Woods". Alberta Native News. September 2017. 

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Coordinates: 49°49′37″N 98°28′43″W / 49.82694°N 98.47861°W / 49.82694; -98.47861