Sunchild Law

Indigenous Law


Sunchild Law is a fully owned Indigenous Law office located in Treaty 6 territory on the Poundmaker Reserve lands knows as Poundmaker 2. Eleanore Sunchild Q.C. is a member of Thunderchild First Nation and has worked very hard to deliver excellent legal services through Sunchild Law.

Indian Residential Schools and Indian Day Schools

Sunchild law is a fully owned Indigenous Law firm of experienced and committed lawyers who have a broad range of skills in Indigenous law.  We have offices in the Battlefords and Saskatoon.  Sunchild Law has had the honour of representing thousands of former Indian residential and Indian day school students, assisting them through their physical and sexual abuse claims in a trauma – informed and culturally sensitive manner.

Civil Actions

Sunchild Law represents individuals in claims against institutions in civil and human rights matters.

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Eleanore Sunchild, Q.C.

Eleanore Sunchild, Q.C. is an Indigenous lawyer from the Thunderchild First Nation and received her call to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1999.  Eleanore Sunchild, Q.C. has represented clients across Canada and has appeared in all levels of court across Canada.

She is most proud of her representation of Debbie Baptiste at the Supreme Court of Canada as an intervenor in the case of R. v. Chonan, where the elimination of peremptory challenges was upheld.

Eleanore Sunchild, Q.C. graduated from the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, obtained a B.A. in Political Science and studied French immersion at the Faculté  St. Jean, U of A.  She is sought after for her knowledge of the Indian Residential school system, 60s scoop and the resistance and continuous impact on Indigenous Peoples.

Eleanore Sunchild advocates and speaks about the exclusion of Indigenous Peoples in the Canadian criminal legal system and has successfully pursued wrongful death actions and civil actions for those who have been unjustly harmed.

Ms. Sunchild has spoken nationally and internationally on the following topics:

Anti-racist Education
Systemic Racism in the Justice System
The Legacy of the Indian Residential School System</span></p>
Historical Impacts of the 60s Scoop</span></p>
Indian Day Schools