Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
South Hollow Water
Located in southeastern Manitoba along the southeastern shores of Lake Winnipeg, is the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of South Hollow Water. It has a population of 984 according to the 2011 census. South Hollow Water's population is included with the population of Hollow Water as is their housing units and language. Hollow Water has year round road access to white communities and around half of the 1,823 citizens of Hollow Water live with the whites now. The population of Hollow Water will continue to dwindle as more of the Ojibwa's leave. The community has 155 housing units and an average household size of 6.1 persons per housing unit. Around 160 continue to speak Anishinabe at Hollow Water. Already the language is fading there. In Anishinabe, Hollow Water is pronounced as Shaw-an Wa-ni-pi-gow. Nipi is the Anishinabe word for water so there is a problem with the Anishinabe word for this settlement. It should be Shaw-an Wa-gow Ni-pi. Below is a link to a picture of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of South Hollow Water.