Chippewa Cree Tribe

Tribal Water

Resources Department

"Water is Sacred"

About Us

Our Story

The Chippewa Cree Tribe advances and protects its interests through the various programs and departments within its organization. The Tribal Water Resource Department, with oversight of the elected tribal officials through the Chippewa Cree Business Committee, tends to business associated with dams construction, water rights negotiations, and the administrative detail and tribal role in the North Central Montana Regional Water System.


The Tribal Water Resource Department maintains management of environmental protection and historic preservation for the Chippewa Cree Tribe. The department also maintains a geographic information system


The Tribe first established environmental protection programs in 1995 through funding from US EPA for the Tribal General Assistance Program and for Wetlands Protection and with funding from the Administration for Native Americans for Environmental Regulatory Enhancement. In 1996, the CWA 106 program began at Rocky Boy’s for Water Pollution Prevention and Control.


The Tribal Water Resources Department manages the following sub-departments:


  1. Rocky Boy Rural Water System - community waterline of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.
  2. Environmental Protection - GAP, Water Quality, Wetlands, 319 Non-Point Source and Brownfield programs.
  3. Rocky Boy North-Central Regional Water System - the water project for the Tribe and residents of North-Central Montana.
  4. ANA Program - Tribal Code revisions.
  5. Safety of Dams - operation & maintenance of East Fork, Agency, Bonneau, Browns & Tow dams.


Click here to view Chippewa Cree Tribal Water Resources Department Documents

Mission Statement

To serve our community with pride through careful water resource management, which include the promotion of public health and safety, all the while maintaining the cultural traditions of the Chippewa Cree.

Vision Statement

Water is sacred, it gives life to everything.

Proudly Serving the Chippewa Cree Tribe

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P: (406) 395-4225

F: (406) 395-4195


16 Black Prairie Street

Box Elder, MT 59521

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Vision Statement

"Water is sacred, it gives life to everything."

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