The Chippewa Cree People are unique and possess those characteristics that have sustained their tribalism for many generations. The spiritual, physical and mental wellness is of supreme importance for individual members of the Tribe, in their pursuit of a fulfilled life.
It is the vision of the Rocky Boy Health Board to provide the highest standard of life in all aspects to infants, children, adolescents and adults and the aged, and to respect each life as a precious gift given from the Creator.
The Rocky Boy Health Board will strive to make available all necessary health components, in pursuit of the wellness of all tribal members, in a manner consistent with and exceeding those services provided in any other community.
Through leadership and insight of the Rocky Boy Health Board, provisions for all services, care, and health-related issues that impact the people of Rocky Boy will be achieved.
The Indian Reservation was established in 1916 after repeated requests from Chief Rocky Boy for a solution to the problem of the large population of landless Chippewa-Cree in Montana.
Today, Box Elder is home to the Chippewa Cree Tribal Council, the Northern Winz casino and Stone Child College. Bear Paw Ski Bowl on the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation is also accessed through Box Elder.
Named for the trees that line the nearby creek, Box Elder became important as the tribal headquarters of the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation.
Havre is within commuting distance for residents who would like to live outside of Box Elder.
Those who enjoy a slower pace of life and open spaces along with cultural history, feel right at home in Havre. A low crime rate, a well-maintained park system, city recreation programs, solid financial and commercial institutions, an award-winning health care system, education systems that stand on excellence, shopping, dining, and warm friendly people make this agricultural community a great place to live, work and raise a family.
This community of 10,000 is known for its steadfastness, deep-rooted family values, and its small-town ideals. Our friendly community prides itself as an ideal place to raise a family, start a business or retire. Besides being a great location nestled in the Milk River Valley along Montana’s Hi-Line, where blue skies and wide-open spaces abound, Havre is life at its best.