Administration Team

Linda OkaneeMelvina Jimmy
Director of Operations Front Receptionist
linda.okanee@thunderchild.ca melvina.jimmy@thunderchild.ca

Message from the Director of Operations

Greetings and Tansi,

First and foremost, I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our Nation's website. I trust and hope that you have found our site both user-friendly and intuitive.

As a proud member of Thunderchild First Nation, I am happy and humbled to have the opportunity to contribute to my community in this role. This is a role I do not take lightly and work dilligently each day to ensure that our community takes meaningful steps to move in a progressive direction.

As the Director of Operations for Thunderchild First Nation, I am responsible for the day to day management of the administration offices (Health and Education included) and staff. As Executive Management, I am responsible in providing guidance and direction to senior management in the areas of policy, human resources, capacity, strategic direction and program development.

I have an "open door policy" when it comes to meeting with staff and membership. Please feel free to stop by and say hello here at the office or contact me via phone, email or twitter. My contact information is provided below. I look forward to meeting you.

All the best,

 

Director of Operations, Thunderchild First Nation

Contact Information

P.O. Box 600
Turtleford, SK, Canada
SOM 2YO

Phone: 1.306.845.4300
Fax: 1.306.845.3230
Toll-free: 1.866.395.8888

Email: linda.okanee@Thunderchild.ca 

 Twitter: @Thunderchild_FN

 

Citizenship

Jackie Starr

Band Citizenship Clerk

Contact:
1 (306) 845-4300
jackie.starr@thunderchild.ca

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 600
Turtleford, SK, Canada
SOM 2YO

Phone: 1 (306) 845-4300
Fax: 1 (306) 845-3230
Toll-free: 1 (866) 395-8888

Application Process- Citizenship

The Thunderchild First Nation is responsible for determining their membership and has its own Citizenship Act. Under the Act, in order to be eligible for Citizenship an individual must:

  • Complete an application for Citizenship for self and/or on behalf of a minor;
  • An adult, or an adult on behalf of a minor, requesting transfer from a different Nation must provide a letter stating why they wish to transfer along with the completed application; and
  • Once applications are completed and signed they will be submitted to the Citizenship Committee for their consideration.

The Citizenship Committee members are as follows

  • Maria (Katherine) Horse;
  • Brenda Lewis;
  • James Standingwater;
  • Joseph Thunderchild;
  • William (Billy) Wapass; and
  • Elder Edith Paskimin

Application Process for Certificate of Indian Status (CIS) Cards

In order for a CIS card to be processed one must first make an appointment with the clerk.

For same day processing, all applicants must be willing to wait at least half hour to an hour in order for the process to be completed. The process entails completion of the application form, matching the identification provided with the information in the Indian Register, processing of photo and completion of card for signature.

Any of the two following forms of identification are acceptable for processing an application:

  • Birth, Baptism Certificate;
  • Driver's License;
  • Valid Canadian Passport;
  • Employee, student ID with digitized photo;
  • Firearms license;
  • Old status card; and
  • Health card

Parents must sign for applicants twelve years of age and younger.

Under extraordinary circumstances, where the applicant has no identification, the clerk may issue a CIS based solely on their knowledge of the applicant’s identity and must be willing to complete and sign a Guarantor Form on behalf of the applicant.

Click below to download PCD forms

Word document Individual Form

Word document Form with Dependents

PDF document Membership Application For Minor.pdf

PDF document Membership Application.pdf

PDF document Per Capita Distribution (18 yr old) form

PDF document PCD Request forms.pdf

Band Membership Assistance

Phyllis paddy

Band Membership Assistance Coordinator
1 (306) 845-4300 or Cell (306)845-7187

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 600
Turtleford, SK, Canada
SOM 2YO

Phone: 1 (306) 845-4300
Fax: 1 (306) 845-3230
Toll-free: 1 (866) 395-8888

Application Process

To be eligible for Band Membership Assistance (BMA) the applicant must be a citizen of the Thunderchild First Nation. BMA will only assist in situations which are life and death that pertain to immediate family members (spouse, biological parents, biological siblings, biological children and others in the immediate care of the applicant). BMA is meant to assist citizens so that they are able to be with loved ones during that time.

The following is the process to seek assistance for BMA:

  • Call BMA Coordinator, Phyllis Paddy during office hours at (306) 845-4300 or toll free # 1-866-395-8888 between the hours of: 8:30 am- 4:30 pm (C.S.T). After hours, evenings and weekends call (306) 845-7187
  • Explain the situation and provide the name(s), date of birth, status number(s) of the person(s) that you are requesting to go and see including the hospital(s), city, town & province.
  • BMA Coordinator, Medical Transportation Coordinator & Social Development Workers will communicate with the hospital to confirm the status of the patient.
  • BMA Coordinator, Medical Transportation Coordinator & Social Development Workers will be working closely to help meet the needs of citizens.

After all the necessary steps have been completed and eligibility under the policy has been determined then assistance will be provided at BMA rates.

Elders Utilities

Another part of BMA is the assistance for Elders Utilities. The guidelines for eligibility are as follows:

  • Elder must be at least sixty-five (65) years of age.
  • Elder must be solely responsible for payment of utilities in his or her household.
  • If there is another member of the household who is primary wage earner or if there is another agency capable of paying the utilities, the application will not be considered.