Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana


It is one of three settlements located around Island Lake. The Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of Wasagamack is the third largest of the three Anishinabe settlements located around Island Lake. According to the 2011 census, the population of Wasagamack was 1,411. The population increased by 251 from the 2006 census. The city has 300 housing units with 274 occupied, which gives Wasagamack an over 5.0 per persons per housing unit average, which is normal for Chippewa settlements. The Anishinabe language is spoken widely at Wasagamack, Manitoba. In fact, at least 1,115 people living there speak some degree of Anishinabe. Over 1/3 of the labor force is unemployed. Many of the settlements citizens still rely on fishing, hunting, and trapping. The location of the community is an isolated one. Climate conditions are influenced by Island Lake of course, and nearby Hudson Bay and Lake Winnipeg. There are short mild to warm summers and long bitterly cold winters. During the cold winter months, it is common for the people of all three Anishinabe settlements located around Island Lake, to use their cars to drive over frozen Island Lake. It does quicken up their travel times. Below is a link to a google earth photograph of Wasagamack.

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Photograph of Wasagamack

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