These neighbouring communities, along the banks and inland on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, embrace the committee members of Eastside Aboriginal Sustainable Tourism Inc. (EAST Inc.). Each committee member operates their own tourism-related and/or has an interest in their community's prosperity.
The geographic region is largely boreal forests, wet lands and lakes that are nestled on the Canadian Precambrian shield. Historically traditional trapping and commercial fishing are the main economic resources. Primary travel to the region is by air in the summer months and by land in the cold winter months (winter roads).
Downloading the link (PDF) below, you will read a brief description of each community. All have a common Ojibwe and Cree culture and over the years a unique dialect emerged which derived from both cultural languages - Oji-Cree. Members of the communities laugh and joke about each others' dialects and accents, especially when visiting their friends in neighbouring communities.
Black River First Nation
Brokenhead First Nation
Poplar River First Nation
William Young's Lodge