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Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana Needs Your Help
Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana needs funding to establish offices at Blackfeet Reservation, Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Flathead Reservation, Fort Belknap Reservation and at Great Falls, Montana where Hill 57 Reservation is located. Our goal is to gain Tribal Recognition at Blackfeet Reservation, Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Flathead Reservation and Fort Belknap Reservation and Federal Recognition for Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians at Great Falls with Reservation. Your donation will be greatly appreciated. Below is my paypal link where you can donate to this very important cause for survival. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, you can fill out a form here . In comments box, please include your tribal affiliation. In Montana, members of Blackfeet, Crow-Northern Cheyenne, Flathead, Fort Belknap and Rocky Boys Reservation are automatically members of Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. However, if you are a member from another tribe (Reservation) your application will be approved if you have proof of membership from your tribe (Reservation).
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Big Trout Lake
Located in northwestern Ontario, far from any white settlements and year round paved roads, is the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation city of Big Trout Lake. In the Chippewa dialect of the Anishinabe language, they would refer to this settlement as Kit-chay Na-may Za-ga-i-gan, which means Big Trout Lake of course. They do refer to this settlement as the Kit-chay Na-may Koo-sib however. The citizens of Kit-chay Na-may Za-ga-i-gan, are an isolated community who, to a certain extent, rely on fishing, hunting, and trapping for a livelihood. The population of their community is supposedly 916. Using google earth, i counted what appears to be around 260 housing units, but at a site online they claim the settlement has 270 housing units. Evidently the community has seven apartment buildings. The 270 housing units gives a 4.0 persons per housing unit average for Big Trout Lake, which is normal for Chippewa settlements. However, this settlement is located in an isolated region, which probably means the population is significantly higher. They have a large supply of natural resources around them to themselves, which means it allows for a continous population growth. Some of the citizens there, probably have cabins far from the settlement, which they use when fishing, hunting, and trapping. Even now they claim their ancestors did not cede their land to the whites. There are 4 communities located at Kit-chay Na-may Za-ga-i-gan. Below is a link to a picture of the largest of the four communities located at the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation lake known as Big Trout Lake.
Big Trout Lake
It is the largest of the four settlements located at Big Trout Lake. It is actually on an island within the lake. West Big Trout Lake is also located on the same island. The Chippewa's are known to place their villages on islands. Big Trout Lake may have up to 150 or more housing units. The population is probably between 600 and 800.
Big Trout Lake From Above