Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Fisher River 44A
This community is actually an extension (connected to) of Peguis. It is not a part of Fisher River. Their history originates in the Selkirk-Winnipeg region. A Reserve known as the St. Peters Reserve was set aside for them in the 19th century. Knowing from prophecy that the whites could not be trusted, led Ojibway leaders to leave the Reserve to relocate to the north and west. So many left, the government of Canada allowed them to be recognized as native to the region in Manitoba where they now live, which is within Treaty 2 land area but may actually be within Treaty 5 land area. Since the Fisher River adhesion to Treaty 5 was dated August 24, 1908, we can include Fisher River 44A as being a Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation community. Today, the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation community of Fisher River 44A-Peguis is among the largest Indian communities in Canada. More Ojibway's would live there if they had no road access to white communities. The 2011 census reported that the community of Fisher River 44A has a population of 30. It decreased by 14 from the 2006 population of 44. The community of Fisher River 44A has 9 housing units. It gives the community a 3.1 persons per housing unit average. Below are several google earth photos of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation community of Fisher River 44A.