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Annishinabe Ne-i-yah-wahk Rocky Boys

THE PEOPLE

Rocky Boy's is home to members of the Chippewa-Cree tribe and has more than 4,000 residents. The name "Rocky Boy" was derived from the name of a leader of a band of Chippewa Indians. It actually meant "Stone Child," but it was not translated correctly from Chippewa into English, and "Rocky Boy" evolved.

LOCATION

Rocky Boy's Reservation is near the Canadian border, in northcentral Montana. It is graced by the Bears Paw Mountains, which provide a dramatic contrast to the flat bottomlands of this area.

ECONOMY

Rocky Boy's residents who work on the reservation are employed by the schools, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Service and tribal government. There is also some wheat farming and post and pole production. The tribe is actively working toward development of its natural resources to be able to provide more jobs and income for its people.

Chippewa-Cree Tribal Council

R.R. 1, Box 542
Box Elder, MT 59521
406-395-4282
Fax: 406-395-4497
http://www.rockyboy.org

POINTS OF INTEREST

Chippewa-Cree Recreation Area

Many outdoor recreation opportunities are available, including Bear Paw Ski Bowl, a tribally owned, fully operational ski area. The Chippewa-Cree Recreation Area is located 29 miles south of Havre in the Bears Paw Mountains.

Bears Paw Mountains
406-395-4207

Stone Child College

A two-year college, Stone Child offers associate's degrees in the Arts and Sciences. There are future plans for a cultural center on campus.

Stone Child College
406-395-4875
www.stonechild.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rocky Boy's Reservation Attractions

Rocky Boy's Reservation Events