We Are All Treaty People

Statement from the OTC

  • Published - 20/04/2021
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner joins many in remembering Victor John Jr. Thunderchild, who we lost early April 17. The OTC team sends their condolences to his family, friends, community and all the students and lives he touched through his leadership.

Thunderchild was known not only for his work as a teacher at Carlton Comprehensive High School in Prince Albert, but his work promoting Indigenous culture, worldview, and teachings. His life was rooted in tradition, and he encouraged Indigenous youth to have pride in their culture, language, and heritage.

The OTC was fortunate to work with Thunderchild on a youth project, where he facilitated many sessions at Prince Albert meetings. We remember his pride showing us the good work they were doing at Carleton; it was obvious he cared deeply about his students. 

He made a tremendous impact on us all.

As COVID-19 prevents us from gathering together to celebrate Thunderchild, we join others in showing our support with #ApplesForVictor and we know his memory will live on through the teachings he shared.