Sunchild First Nation
The Sunchild First Nation is a Cree First Nation in Alberta, Canada part of Treaty 6, signed on May 25, 1944 under the leadership of Chief Louis Sunchild. The First Nation has one reserve, Sunchild 202. The reserve has an area of 52.18 square kilometres, and is located roughly 40 kilometres northwest of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and immediately west of the O'Chiese First Nation.
As of March 11, 2013 the current governance of the Sunchild Nation is led by Chief johnathan frencheater, Councillors Paul Bigchild, Lisa Daychief, James Frencheater, and Norman Lagrelle. The Mailing address of the Sunchild First Nation is PO BOX 747, ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE, AB, T4T 1A5. The Chief and Council over-see a membership (2008 statistic) of 1209 people, of whom 832 live on their reserve. The Community is served by the Sunchild Band Office, Health Centre, Gas Bar & Convenience, Adult Education Centre, Community Headstart as well as the Sunchild First Nation School.
The Sunchild First Nation is home of the Sunchild Bison Football Team, Canada's first and only First Nation High School Football Program on a reserve. The Bison are current members of the Alberta 6 A Side Football league.
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's profile for Sunchild First Nation
- Sunchild First Nation School Website
- Treaty Six Nations Website
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