Dakota Tipi First Nation is situated approximately 2.5 miles southwest of the city of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, roughly 80 km west of Winnipeg, on the Yellow Quill Trail and can be reached by a paved class “C” highway. The reserve consists of Parish Lot 25 and Parish Lot 24. In 1985, the Reserve also secured Parish Lots 16, 17, and 18 for a total of 371.8 acres or 150.48 hectares. Its population is 368, in which 183 on reserve, 205 off reserve. Our community is presently 20 homes shy of the housing accommodations. Infrastructure is also a concern in which this plan will accommodate.
In 1972, the Sioux Village settlement near Portage La Prairie divided into two therefore creating two First Nations presently knows as Dakota Tipi First Nation near Portage La Prairie and Dakota Plains First Nation which borders the Long Plain First Nation reserve 20 km west of Portage La Prairie. The people are Dakota. The native language is Sioux however most of the people speak English as the language of preference.