ᒥᔪᑌᐦ ᑲ ᐃᐧᓴᒥᐦᐟ ᐊᐄᐧᔭᐠ
miyoteh ka wisamiht awîyak
November 6, 2014
THIS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2014 AT 11:00 AM THE CULTURE RESOURCE PRESERVATION OFFICE IS HAVING A GRAND OPENING OF THEIR NEW FACILITY, WHICH IS LOCATED AT 9740 UPPER BOX ELDER ROAD, NEAR THE BONNEAU VILLAGE MONTANA. THE LITTLE BEAR GYMNASIUM WILL HOST THE EVENT AT THE STONE CHILD COLLEGE. THERE WILL BE MANY DOOR PRIZES INCLUDING AS MUCH AS $1,000 CASH PRIZES AS WELL AS GIFT CERTIFICATES WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY VENDORS, AND MANY PROMOTIONS FOR THIS MOST EXCITING EVENT. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 11:30 TO 1:30 AT THE LITTLE BEAR GYMNASIUM AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND. RIBBON CUTTING WILL BE HELD AT THE FACILITY AT 1:30 PM FOLLOWED BY TOURS.
The new address and phone numbers:
CHIPPEWA CREE CULTURE RESOURCES PRESERVATION DEPARTMENT
9740 Upper Box Elder Road
PO BOX 230
Box Elder MT 59521
Hello and Welcome to the Chippewa Cree Cultural Resource Preservation Department web site! Our mission is to maintain and inspire the traditional values that relate to the Ojibwa and Ne-hi-yah-w way of life for its people through established principles: Culture, History, Language, and Life.
The history of the people of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation in many ways reflects the history of Indian country in America in the Twentieth Century. There were overt efforts to do away with Native Americans in general. There were aggressive efforts made to Christianize tribal people, to transform hunter-gatherers to farmers, and in general “civilize” those that were seen as uncivil. Some of this was done with a paternal (and patronizing) approach. Many Indian children, particularly following the Great Depression, were sent to boarding schools where many aspects of Chippewa Cree culture was eroded and influenced by Anglo American culture; but beginning in the 1960’s a resurgence of a commitment to learning language and maintaining “traditional culture” ensued. The tribe even had elders put together The Philosophy of the Chippewa Cree and Cree language was introduced into the schools. While the Chippewa and Cree have unique histories, they are now building a common heritage. Today the people of Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation look at the creation of the reservation “for the Chippewa and Cree to live and enjoy this country, to maintain our language, culture, traditions and values. Also, to accept the modern qualities that would prosper the Tribe in the future” (Lloyd Top Sky 1991).
It is in this spirit this web site is put together. We are developing a site here to pay tribute to the generations who have left, to empower the current generation of our people, and to ensure that for generations to come, the Chippewa Cree people will have access to their history, opportunity to learn and understand their language, and to able to live in a way maintaining their culture.
As our web site develops you will also be able to access our Tribal Historic Preservation Office for questions on the section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and how it applies to Rocky Boy. In addition to any questions on development within the exterior boundaries of the Rocky Boy’s Indian Reservation as well as off reservation issues on compliance.
Please continue to check back for updates as we are adding digital archives including documents, photographs, audio, and even films.