The Official Site of the Chippewa Cree Tribe

Welcome to the official site of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy Montana. The Chippewa and Cree come from two powerful nations of the American Continent. Each Tribe has come together to form the present day Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation. This reservation was created for the Chippewa and Cree to live and enjoy this country, to maintain our language, culture, traditions and values. Also, to accept the modern qualities that would prosper the Tribe in the future.

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Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop schedule for January 28th, 2012 at the Stone Child College-Little Bear Gym at 8294 Upper Box Elder Rd, Box Elder MT 59521; starting at 9:00 am.
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Marcus Gallegos, who goes by the stage name Shark-E, will perform 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, at Hastings at 1726 10th Ave S. In Great Falls to promote his upcoming album “The New Words of a Criminal Turned Right” a Christian/rep-hip-hop album

Rocky Boy’s Reservation was established by Executive Order on September 7, 1916. The Chippewa Cree Tribe (CCT, governing body) of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation was organized in accordance with the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (34 Stat. P. 984) as amended by the Act of June 15, 1935. Thus, the Tribe gained federal recognition and is listed as the Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation, Montana, in the Federal Register, Vol. 68, No. 234, pp. 68179-68184. The governing document is the Constitution and By- Laws of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation, Montana enacted in 1935 and amended in 1973.

Along with the passage of the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act, the Chippewa Cree Tribe had the opportunity to acquire the remaining land base, which consisted of area farm operations that had been abandoned during the depression era, thereby bringing the reservation land base to 124,000 surface acres or a total of 193 square miles. Through recent land acquisitions, the reservation land base is approaching 130,000 acres. None of the Reservation land is allotted and all of the land, with exception of the new acquisitions, is held in trust for the full membership of the Tribe.

Historically, the Chippewa lived in bands on both sides of what now divides their aboriginal homelands, the Canadian border and the Great Lakes region. The Cree territory extended from eastern Canada into the Saskatchewan and Alberta provinces. The Tribes began their migrations in the 1700s and 1800s and by the early 1890s had united in a search for a permanent home – a place where children could be brought up in peace, where native religion would be uninterrupted and flourish. The reservation was established through the persistent efforts of Rocky Boy, Little Bear, Kennawash, and Pah-nah-to. The leaders and their people, numbering 450 at the time, had sought refuge in sizable Montana towns, cities, and even other Montana Indian reservations including the Blackfeet, Flathead, and Fort Belknap Reservations