Thunderchild First Nation

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Thunderchild First Nation is an independent Cree First Nations band government in Turtleford, Saskatchewan, Canada with no affiliation with any Tribal Council and is located approximately 113 kilometers northwest of North Battleford. European settlement in 1909 caused the reserve to be moved by the Government of Canada from its original location near Delmas, Saskatchewan to where it now currently resides near Turtleford, 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 Special Area No. 4. 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 [1].

Further reading[edit]

"Outside, The Women Cried" by Jack Funk, 1989.

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Coordinates: 53°28′28″N 108°52′45″W / 53.47444°N 108.87917°W / 53.47444; -108.87917