Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation
Chief Lance Roulette
The Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation is situated on Reserve No. 5, a 16,456 acre site on the western shore of Lake Manitoba. It is 165 kilometers northwest of Winnipeg and 90 kilometers from Portage la Prairie. The reserve is accessible by all-weather roads via provincial highways #16 and #50 north from Portage la Prairie. Approximately three quarters of this land is committed to farming. Located in the lowlands with a gentle rise westward from Lake Manitoba, most of the shoreline along the lake consists of a fine sand beach bordered by Balsam Poplar and Trembling Aspen. A bog and marshland run alongside and into the lake. The total registered population of Sandy Bay First Nation as of July 2013 is 6,174.