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Thunderbird Trust

Community Driven

What is the Trust For

How do members benefit

One of the pros of the trust is that it will last as long as we have living members of our community. One of the cons is that it does have limits. At the time of the land claim settlement, one of the things considered was, “how do we benefit the entire community?” In 2004, when the claim was settled, a Trust gave us the most flexibility for our money, while allowing it to be set up to benefit our community (and members) over the long term. The Trust was presented to our community and voted on.

Moving Forward

Parts of the Trust


Cash disbursements were part of the land claim settlement agreement to ensure all members benefited.

Benevolent Purposes

This ongoing fund was agreed to by the community for the community.

Economic Development

We wish to ensure that our community continues to grow with our members.


We are doing our part to contribute to our community's basic needs.

What if we spend it all

Authorized Spending

How does it work?

Any spending done by the trust is approved through after a public audit the year before.

Capital Investments

The majority of our capital is spread out into an investment portfolio

Additions To Reserve

Although the trust property is actual money, we will always need land for our community

Community Benefits

Through community meetings, we invest in opportunities for Chippewa members.

Do you need a copy of the trust Agreement?

Chippewas of the Thames Members

Ramona Sault, General Manager

(519) 264 2626
[email protected]

Austin Henry, Trust Chair

(519) 264 2626
[email protected]

Megan Huff, Vice-Chair

(519) 264 2626
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