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(January 2019)








Montana First Nation


They, along with Ermineskin, Louis Bull and Samson Ojibway's, have links to Montana. Below are google earth photos of their capital of Hobbema or Maskwacis. A land loss supposedly happened in 1901. Canada actually gave land to chief Rocky Boy's subjects. That land loss involved Montana First Nation. Montana Reserve has strong links to chief Rocky Boy of Montana. His son chief Robert Smallboy (aka A-pit-chi-chiw) was chief of Ermineskin. He was very much like his father or defiant. He was revolted by conditions within his nation and fled his nation with nearly 200 of his Ojibway subjects. They took to living in mountains 53.7 miles or 86.4 kilometers west of O'Chiese/Sunchild Reserve. They changed Hobbema's name to Maskwacis (it's pronounced Mask-wa-cheez or Mac-wa-cheez) for good reason. They have to distinguish between Ermineskin's Maskwacis and Samson's Maskwacis. According to a 2016 census, Montana First Nation has an on-Reserve population of 630. Their Reserve has smallest population of four Reserves that make up Montana Reserve, which was mainly created for Montana Ojibway's forced to relocate from Montana, to Alberta. They have 143 dwellings with 137 lived in. Average household size is 4.7 persons per household. According to 2016's census, 125 people speak Corrupted Ojibway Language which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language. Montana Reserve has a total on-Reserve population of 7,663 according to 2016's census. Ermineskin 2,457, Louis Bull 1,177, Montana 630 and Samson 3,399. Montana Reserve is one of chief Rocky Boy's many Reservations and Reserves.



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