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About

Sunchild First Nation

The Sunchild First Nation is a Cree First Nation in AlbertaCanada part of Treaty 6, signed on May 25, 1944, under the leadership of Chief Louis Sunchild. The First Nation has one reserveSunchild 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 the 2008 census), with approximately 75% living in the Nation.

The community is served by the Sunchild First Nation's administrative office, Sunchild First Nation School, Sunchild health center, Sunchild convenience store, a community head-start program, volunteer fire department, community corrections, and an RCMP remote office.

The Sunchild First Nation is home to 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.

 


  • History
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  • Past Chiefs
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  • Traditional Medicine
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  • Traditional Foods
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  • Art
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  • Lands
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  • Performers
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