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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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Kashechewan First Nation
This Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement is located along the western shores of James Bay. It was largely settled by the Odawah or Ottawa's who were the merchant totem of the Anishinabe Nation. Before the 1950s, they were a part of the Fort Albany community. Either some of the citizens of the Fort Albany community agreed to relocate about 5 miles to the north where Kashechewan is now, as a result of frequent flooding which continues now, or some other reason led to the establishment of Kashechewan. There is talk now of relocating Kashechewan to avoid the frequent flooding. The latest population estimate for Kashechewan is 1,700. Kashechewan is still affiliated with Albany 67. Kashechewan is connected by winter roads to Fort Albany, Attawapisskat, Moosonee, and Moose Factory. Moosonee is connected to the Ontario Northland Railway which means they have had much more frequent contact with the whites. Moosonee is 135 miles from Attawapiskat which is the most northerly of the communities. Though the citizens of these large communities along the western shores of James Bay are largely descended from the military and police (Chippewa's) and merchants (Odwah's or Ottawa's) totems of the Anishinabe Nation, there has been enough frequent contact with the whites that they have lost their Anishinabe Nationality. Below is a link to a picture of the Chippewa Treaty 9 settlement of Kashechewan.
Photo of Kashechewan