Box 500, Grand Rapids, MB R0C 1E0, CA

(204) 639-2219

Misipawistik Cree Nation

Tansi! Welcome to Misipawistik Cree Nation



Responsible for day-to-day office management, includes finance, custodian and reception staff. MCN Safety Officer also reports to administration. 


Education includes N-12 and post-secondary student services, MCN pimatisimeskanaw land-based education program. 

Employment & Training

Employment & training services including employment readiness, training support, EI filing assistance. 

Housing & Infrastructure

Management and maintenance of band-owned and CMHC housing, water and wastewater infrastructure. 

Lands & Waters

Lands management for MCN reserve lands under the MCN Land Code, MCN Guardians - kanawenihcikewak program, Crown consultations. 

Social Assistance

Provides income assistance and special needs for members on-reserve. 

Staff Listing

Devon Ballantyne, Membership & Lands Coordinator,

Linda Ballantyne, Education Director

Margaret Chartier, Custodian

Liz Cook, Education Coordinator

Ann Ferland, Social Assistance Administrator,

Melina Ferland, Employment & Training Coordinator,

Marilyn Hall, Finance Administrator,

Barbara Hudson, Social Assistance Administrator,

Tracey Lavallee, Lands Assistant,

Arlene McKay, Safety Officer, 204-639-6068

Jessica Ross, Receptionist,

Lillian Turner, Housing Coordinator,


External Services


Cree Nation Child and Family Caring Agency

CNCFCA provides child welfare and family enhancement prevention services in MCN and Grand Rapids. 

Frontier School Division - Grand Rapids School

N-12 students from MCN attend the Grand Rapids School which is managed by Frontier School Division in the Town of Grand Rapids.

Misipawistik Cree Nation Health Authority

MCNHA provides health promotion programming and medical transportation services for MCN members. 


Restorative justice programming in partnership with MKO. 

Probation services located at the Pelican Landing north side entrance. 

Policing and law enforcement is carried out by the RCMP.


MCN Foods


An MCN-owned grocery store operating since 2011. 

MCN Telecom


An MCN-owned internet service provider for business and residential customers.  

Pelican Landing


An MCN-owned highway rest stop including Pelican Landing gas bar and convenience store, Pelican Nest restaurant, and Pelican Club VLT lounge. 

Median Credit Union


Local branch of the Median is located at the MCN Administration building, west side entrance. 

Pinesiw Energy


Gas station, truck stop and convenience store located on the MCN Maskiskahk reserve on highway 6 south of highway 60. Owned and operated in partnership with the Opaskwayak Cree Nation.

Swampy Cree partnerships


MCN holds interests in ventures such as Aseneskak Casino, Tipi Insurance, Swampy Cree Holdings and Nisokapawino Forestry Management Corporation, through its association with the Swampy Cree Tribal Council.