Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
Poor Man, Kawacatoose First Nation
Located about 60 miles to the north of Regina, Saskatchewan, is the Chippewa (Saulteaux) settlement of Poor Man. The name of poor man is from one of the principle leaders (Kawacatoose - his name means Poor Man or Lean Man) of this band of Chippewa. The settlement has a population of 688, but it is only one of 4 Reserves set aside for the Kawacatoose Chippewa's. There are probably around 165 total housing units in the poor man settlement, which gives the settlement more than a 4.0 persons per housing unit average, which is typical for Chippewa settlements. One of the other Kawacatoose Reserves (the one named Kawacatoose) must have a population because it is clearly stated that the on-reserve population is 1,042. The entire population is Indian. Only around 150 of the citizens speak Anishinabe. Below are several links to pictures of the town of Punnichy, which is important to the Chippewa's. Most of the town is Indian and mixed bloods. Using google earth to view the Kawacatoose 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.