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Chapter 10: First Nations Settlements

10.9: Brochet


The photo shows the small isolated community of Brochet of the Barren Lands First Nation (population 306 in 2006) located at the north end of Brochet Bay 1, a branch of Reindeer Lake that straddles the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border. The community is located on either side of an inlet of the lake joined by a bridge 2. Most of the buildings are rectangular residences 3 with one large building 4—possibly a school—with a nearby rink 5. A small jetty 6 is located southeast of this building, and a boat can be seen on the lake 7. The community is connected with the south, and other parts of the north, is by air: a northeast/southwest trending gravel runway 8 about 2,700 feet (823 m) long is located northwest of the community with which it is connected by gravel road 9. Terminal buildings can be seen at the southwest end 10. Vegetation has been cleared at each end of the runway 11 and along its sides 12. The clearing to the northeast has a fan shape 13. A winter road runs east then south to join PR 394 that leads to Lynn Lake.

The community is located near the northern edge of the Northern Coniferous Forest vegetation zone.[i] The mottled appearance of the vegetation on the island in the west 14 is characteristic of open lichen woodland the vegetation zone to the north, the trees being dark-toned 15 and the lichen-covered land between, light-toned 16.

Figure 10.9: Brochet

Figure 10.9: Brochet

Figure 10.9

Vertical air photograph: A23264-9

Flight height: 7,200 feet; lens focal length 152.678 mm

Scale: 1:12,200 (approx.)

Date: June 11, 1973

Location of point X: Latitude 57º 53' N; Longitude 101º 41' W

Map sheets: 1:250,000 64F Brochet

                    1:50,000 64F/13 Brochet


[i] Scott op. cit., figure 4.2, 45.