CHIPPEWA CREE TRIBE (NEIYAHWAHK)
- The Rocky Boy's Reservation, headquartered at Rocky Boy's Agency, encompasses approximately 122,000 acres.
- The reservation is home to 55% of the 6,177 enrolled Chippewa & Cree tribal members.
- The name "Rocky Boy" was derived from the name of a leader of a band of Chippewa Indians. It actually meant "Stone Child," but it was not translated correctly from Chippewa into English, and "Rocky Boy" evolved.
- The tribe call themselves "Ne Hiyawak" which means "those who speak the same language".
- The reservation's economy is primarily supported by agriculture and livestock.
- The tribe celebrates Rocky Boy's Pow Wow annually in August.
Constitution and By-laws for the
Chippewa Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation
The Chippewa Cree Business Committee is the governing body of the Tribe. The eight Council members and Chairman are elected at large; serving four years on staggered terms. Elections are held in the fall of every even numbered year.
The Tribe elected to 'compact' the Bureau of Indian Affairs (FY 93) and Indian Health Service (FY 94) programs under Title IV of the P.l. 93-638 Act. The historical Act allowed Tribes the opportunity to determine their priorities and to exercise the inherent tribal sovereignty of the Chippewa Cree Nation.
The current membership of the Chippewa Cree Business Committee include:
- Richard "Rick" Morsette, Chairman 2010-2014
- Ted Demontiney, Vice-Chair 2012-2016
- Harlan Baker, Council Member 2010-2014
- John C. Houle, Council Member 2012-2016
- Ted Russette, Council Member 2012-2016
- Gerald Small, Council Member 2010-2014
- Dustin Whitford, Council Member 2012-2016
- Ted Whitford, Council Member 2010-2014
Chippewa Cree Tribe
PO Box 544
Box Elder, MT 59521
Phone: (406) 395-5705 | Fax: (406) 395-5702
Official Website: www.chippewacree.org