History

The Reserve of the Thunderchild Band is located amongst the beautiful scenic hills and lakes of west-central Saskatchewan. Thunderchild is approximately 230 kilometres west of Prince Albert along highway #3 and 113 kilometres northwest of North Battleford. This reserve has a population of 1,868 of which 630 of these people reside on the reserve.

This reserve came about after Chief Peyasiw-awasis’ headmen signed an adhesion to Treaty number six in August, 1879 at Sounding lake. Peyasiw-awasis was one of Big Bear’s followers until starvation and sickness led his people to adhere to the treaty. However, Peyasiw-awasis did not put his mark to the treaty document.

N.B. For more History read “Outside, The Women Cried” by Jack Funk, 1989.