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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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Kapawe'no First Nation
Located in north central Alberta, around Lesser Slave Lake, the Anishinabe Kapawe'no First Nation has been corrupted as has the Driftpile, Sawridge, Sucker Creek, and Swan River First Nations. They all live around Lesser Slave Lake but have been forced by the whites to distant themselves from each other. Up to 1910 they were one people. It could be an indication that the whites forced many Montana Chippewa's to settle in the Lesser Slave Lake region, when they forced them to relocate to the Montana Reservations, particularly the Blackfeet Reservation, in 1909. In 1929, Canada commenced to deal with the Lesser Slave Lake Anishinabe people as five distinct bands. One is the Kapawe'no First Nation. There are six small Reserves which make up the Kapawe'no First Nation. They cover 1,562.7 hectares or 3,862 acres. The population of the Kapawe'no Reserve is 106. Below is a link to a map of the Kapawe'no Reserve.
They apparently signed the 1899 treaty 8. The nearby Whitefish Lake First Nation which is 30 miles to the north, has their history telling about treaty 6 and civil strife. Some of the citizens of the Lesser Slave Lake First Nations may be descended from Anishinabe refugees from the 1885 Northwest Rebellion. They are from the Woodland branch of the northern Ojibwa's who are also known as the Muskego or Muskegowuk, which means Swampy People in Anishinabe. The whites call them Woodland Cree. The Plains Cree are also a branch of the northern Ojibwa's. They have lived in that region of Alberta for probably over 1,000 years. Many of the Ojibwa's from Manitoba who followed the Seven Fires Prophecy and migrated westward into the region in British Columbia where the Saulteau First Nation is, settled down with these Anishinabe people of the Lesser Slave Lake First Nations of Alberta, as did many landless Montana Chippewa's.