Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
Located about 140 miles north of Lake Nipigon, is the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation Settlement of Neskantaga. Latest population estimate (2006) puts the settlements population at 265. There are 96 housing units in the settlement of Neskantaga with 74 occupied. That gives the settlement a 3.5 persons per housing unit average, which is about normal for Chippewa settlements. The Anishinabe language is doing very well at this Chippewa community with 220 people still speaking in Anishinabe. Around 165 people use Anishinabe as their main language. Many of the citizens of Neskantaga still fish, hunt, and trap for a livelihood. All the people living in this settlement are Indian. Below is a link to a picture of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of Neskantaga.