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. The community boasts a high quality of life, a strong business environment, superb health care, low crime rates, quality education, cultural arts and a wealth of seasonal recreational opportunities.