Long Plain First Nation

Long Plain First Nation

A signatory to Treaty One, Long Plain First Nation is a proud Ojibway and Dakota community in the central plains region of Manitoba, situated on a land base of 10,800 acres. Long Plain is comprised of a main reserve and urban economic zones, situated along the city limits of Portage la Prairie, and in the city of Winnipeg, resulting from treaty land entitlement under a 2011 settlement.

Nearly half of approximately 4,400 citizens reside on reserve. In 2009, Long Plain established a Housing Authority to meet the needs of its members, both on and off reserve. The Nation currently administers 345 rental and residential leasing units, and is exploring homeownership expansion that would provide the ability for citizens to access housing loans, backed by the First Nations Market Housing Fund Credit Enhancement program, for home construction, purchase, rental or renovations in the community.

In the spring of 2015, Long Plain expanded development on its Madison Avenue lands in central Winnipeg with a Petro Canada gas station and convenience store, next to Yellowquill College and other commercially leased properties. Long Plain First Nation is home to several other sector services, such as, Dakota Ojibway Police Services, Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council, Long Plain Trust, and Gaming Commission.

“Long Plain First Nation is very fortunate to introduce a new and exciting housing program through our partnership with the First Nations Market Housing Fund to meet the growing demands for housing in our community. We truly believe this will set a new standard in providing real home ownership opportunities for our citizens. We welcome this new housing initiative to Long Plain.”
— Chief Dennis Meeches (July 2015)

Contact Information:

Steven Woods
Special Projects Officer
Long Plain First Nation
Box 430
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
R1N 3B7
Phone: 204-252-2335
Fax: 204-252-2012
Email: steve.woods@lpfn.org
Website: http://www.longplainfirstnation.ca/