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Indigenous activist demands transparency from Thunderchild First Nation

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Harrison Thunderchild speaks with reporters outside the Court of Queen’s Bench after filing his court application. (Tyler Pidlubny/CBC)

‘Truth. That’s all I’m looking for, is truth,’ says activist Harrison Thunderchild

By Joelle Seal, CBC News, Nov 21, 2017

An Indigenous activist has launched a court application demanding transparency from his own First Nation.

Harrison Thunderchild went to Regina’s Court of Queen’s Bench Tuesday demanding that Thunderchild First Nation disclose chief and council compensation, as well as basic financial documents as required by the First Nations Financial Transparency Act. Read the rest of this entry

Court rules against anti-gas protesters on Thunderchild First Nation

CBC News, Aug 22, 2013

Some of the protesters from Thunderchild attending court, Aug 22, 2013.

Some of the protesters from Thunderchild attending court, Aug 22, 2013.

A dispute over traditional grounds continues to divide the Thunderchild First Nation.

This morning, a judge ruled that protestors must continue to stay away from seismic test sites near a traditional sundance ground. Protesters camped out at the grounds for several weeks, and said that testing was taking place on the grounds, desecrating them. Read the rest of this entry

Despite protests, gas exploration to continue on Thunderchild First Nation Sundance grounds

By Betty Ann Adam, The StarPhoenix, August 16, 2013

Protesters and supporters of resource development on Thunderchild First Nation gathered outside the Saskatoon Court of Queen's Bench on Aug. 16, 2013.

Protesters and supporters of resource development on Thunderchild First Nation gathered outside the Saskatoon Court of Queen’s Bench on Aug. 16, 2013.

A Saskatoon court has granted the Thunderchild First Nation a temporary restraining order against protesters who have been occupying a ceremonial site because they oppose seismic exploration in the area.

The exploration involves setting off explosive charges 15 metres underground, which protester Marilyn Wapass says is disturbing sacred ground. Read the rest of this entry