Thunderchild First Nation
Thunderchild First Nation is an independent Cree First Nation in Turtleford, Saskatchewan, Canada with no affiliation with any Tribal Council and is located approximately 113 kilometers northwest of North Battleford. The reserve was moved here in 1909 when the European settlers decided to take their land which was originally located near Delmas Saskatchewan.
Also known as Piyesiw-Awasis, the membership population is approximately 1,868 of which approximately 630 reside on the reserve.
This reserve came about after Chief Piyesiw-awasis' headmen was forced to sign an adhesion to Treaty Six in August, 1879 at Sounding Lake. Piyesiw-awasis was one of Big Bear's bodyguards until starvation and sickness led his people to adhere to the treaty. However, Piyesiw-awasis did not put his mark to the treaty document .
"Outside, The Women Cried" by Jack Funk, 1989.
- TCFN Official Website
- Office of the Treaty Commissioner Website
- Map of Thunderchild First Nation 115B at StatsCan
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