Through traditional knowledge, language, education, and strong leadership, Sunchild First Nation will create a healthy and safe future for its peoples
Treaty 6 was signed on August 23, 1876 at Fort Carlton, Saskatchewan. The total Treaty area stretches from western Alberta, through Saskatchewan and into Manitoba; and includes 50 First Nations. Provisions in the Treaty recognize the notion of the medicine chest as well as the right to education. Sunchild First Nation is one of the First Nations within the Treaty 6 territory.
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, 52.18 km2 (20.15 sq mi) in size, is located approximately 60 km (37 mi) northwest of Rocky Mountain House. It shares the western border of the O'Chiese First Nation.
As of March 9, 2017, the Sunchild First Nation is led by Chief Jonathan Frencheater and councilors Norman Lagrelle, Audrey Crookedlegs, Clint McHugh, Joey Pete, and Edwin Frencheater. The Chief and Council oversee approximately 1300 members (1,209 in 2008 census), with approximately 75% living on the Nation. The community is served by the Sunchild First Nation's administrative office, Sunchild First Nation School, Sunchild health centre, Sunchild convenience store, a community head-start program, volunteer fire department, community corrections and a RCMP remote office.
The Sunchild First Nation is home of the Sunchild Bison Cheerleading team, Canada's first and only First Nation Cheerleading program on a reserve. And the Sunchild Bisons Football Team, Canada's first and only First Nation football program on a reserve.
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