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Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana Needs Your Help
Rocky Boy Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana needs funding to establish offices at Blackfeet Reservation, Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Flathead Reservation, Fort Belknap Reservation and at Great Falls, Montana where Hill 57 Reservation is located. Our goal is to gain Tribal Recognition at Blackfeet Reservation, Crow-Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Flathead Reservation and Fort Belknap Reservation and Federal Recognition for Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians at Great Falls with Reservation. Your donation will be greatly appreciated. Below is my paypal link where you can donate to this very important cause for survival. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana, you can fill out a form here . In comments box, please include your tribal affiliation. In Montana, members of Blackfeet, Crow-Northern Cheyenne, Flathead, Fort Belknap and Rocky Boys Reservation are automatically members of Rocky Boys Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana. However, if you are a member from another tribe (Reservation) your application will be approved if you have proof of membership from your tribe (Reservation).
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Fort Severn 89 First Nation
This Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement is located in extreme northwestern Ontario, about 6 miles from Hudson Bay. Partridge Island is between Fort Severn and Hudson Bay. Fort Severn was settled largely by Odawah or Ottawa's after the whites (Hudson's Bay Company) were allowed to establish a trading post in 1689 there. When the whites made first contact with the natives of the Fort Severn region, they were from the Ojibwa's who were the military and police totem of the Anishinabe Nation. The Odawah were the merchant totem of the Anishinabe Nation. The Fort Severn Chippewa's are note worthy for the Ojibwa dialect known as the Severn dialect of the Anishinabe Language. The Ojibwa Severn dialect is spoken from northwestern Ontario, to northeastern Manitoba. It is also known as Oji-Cree. It is probably the closest dialect of the Ojibwa Language which was spoken in 1492. For an example, the word for sun is Pi-sim in Severn Ojibwa. Further to the south, the word for sun in the other Ojibwa dialects is Gi-zis. In Anishinabe, Zis or Zez almost always represents something small. So the southern Ojibwa word for sun Gi-zis, is obviously not the correct Ojibwa word for sun. The correct Ojibwa word for sun is obviously Pi-sim. The region between northwestern Ontario and northeastern Manitoba, has long been isolated. It has therefore preserved much of the original Ojibwa language. According to the 2001 census, the population of Fort Severn was 401. The number of housing units is probably over 150. The average household size is probably over 4.0 persons per housing unit. In fact, the population of Fort Severn is probably between 600 and 800. Since the citizens of Fort Severn are isolated, they need to help each other out. It is probably common for one house to have as many as 10 or more people living in it. Below is a link to a picture of the Chippewa Treaty 9 settlement of Fort Severn.
Photo of Fort Severn