Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Ginnaynaywup, Muskowekwan First Nation
Located about 60 miles to the north of Regina, Saskatchewan, is the Chippewa (Saulteaux) settlement of Gin-nay-nay-wup. The name of ginnaynaywup is from one of the principle leaders of this band of Chippewa. Ginnaynaywup's son, Muskowekwan, inherited his fathers powerful position. The settlement has a population of 488, but it is only one of 66 Reserves set aside for the Muskowekwan Chippewa's. Almost all of them are not inhabited by the Chippewa's. That is because most of the Muskowekwan Chippewa's fled up into northern Saskatchewan to live with the Chipewyan and Cree, while a few others fled down into Montana. There are 120 total housing units in the Ginnaynaywup settlement, which gives the settlement more than a 4.0 persons per housing unit average, which is typical for Chippewa settlements. The entire population is Indian. Only around 65 of the citizens speak Anishinabe. Below are several links to pictures of the town of Punnichy, which is important to the Chippewa and Cree. Most of the town is Indian and mixed bloods. Using google earth to view the Muskowekwan First Nation is not possible. It is too blurred. The weather reports below are from the city of Wynyard, which is about 15 to 20 miles away.