(PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, ON) – More criminal charges coming out of Pikangikum First Nation this weekend.

This article will have multiple incidents all reported together, instead of each getting their own article.



First up we have a 35-year-old Elden Strang appearing in a Thunder Bay bail court via telephone from the Ontario Provincial Police station in Pikangikum First Nation.

Strang is accused of assaulting a woman, which caused bodily harm to her on October 26th. He also has two impaired charges already going through the courts.

His charges are:

  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Impaired operation x2

Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Jennifer Neill is presiding, along with Crown Attorney Fairchild, and duty counsel law student Cole Boucher.

The Crown states that this is a reverse onus situation and that Strang will be put to that onus. A reverse onus situation means that the accused will have to show the courts why they should be released.

Furthermore, the Crown indicates that they have concerns on the primary and secondary grounds, and will be seeking detention based on those.

The primary grounds means that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to return to court is low. Secondary ground concerns tell us that the Crown believes the likelihood of the accused to re-offend or become a public safety concern is substantial.

The Crown makes a final request that Strang does not contact his alleged victim while he is in custody, and asks for a section 516 order which will prohibit him from doing so.

Duty counsel requests the matter be remanded until Monday in Kenora so that the accused has time to obtain a lawyer and hopefully craft a bail plan.

Strang is ordered to remain in custody pending his Monday court appearance. He will wait in his cell until he is flown to the Kenora District Jail.


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Next up we have a 36-year-old Bronson King appearing in bail court from Pikangikum First Nation this morning.

King is facing charges stemming from an incident that occurred between October 25th to October 26th in which he is alleged to have seriously injured a woman, and endangered her life.


His weapon of choice was a screwdriver, in which he injured the woman. Also, an unspecified electronic device was destroyed during the altercation.


King is facing the following charges:

  • Aggravated assault
  • Assault with a weapon (screwdriver)
  • Mischief causing damage under $5000
  • Fail to comply with probation (keep the peace and be of good behaviour)
  • Breach bail conditions (keep the peace and be of good behaviour)

The Crown Attorney points out that this is a reverse onus situation, and that King will be put to his onus. Also, she states that she has concerns based on the secondary and tertiary grounds.

Tertiary grounds concerns indicate that the Crown believes that should this person be released, that it would cause the public to lose faith in the administration of justice.


A request for a 516 order against King, preventing him from contacting his alleged female victim is requested, and the Crown makes it clear they are seeking his detention.

Duty Counsel seeks a return date of Monday in Kenora bail court.

King is ordered remanded into custody and will sit in his cell until the airplane takes him to Kenora, where he will sit in the Kenora District Jail until at least Monday.


Next up from Pikangikum is 22-year-old Eli Keeper, who also appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court by telephone from Pikangikum


Keeper is facing the following charges stemming from a serious incident that unfolded in the First Nation territory:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault causing bodily harm
  • Assault x3

This matter was the subject of two publication bans, a section 486.4 publication ban, which prevents the publishing of the victim’s names, and a section 517 publication ban which keeps the public ignorant to the details of the case.

A source in Pikangikum that we reached out to about this incident, has informed us that Keeper had allegedly gone on a rampage with an axe.

Keeper was remanded into custody until a Monday court date in Kenora, which he is awaiting his flight, too.

Judging by the photo below, it seems there is a serious arthritis problem in Pikangikum, those poor kids.


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Next up is 18-year-old Krinski Dunsford, who also was waiting in a Pikangikum OPP cell to appear by telephone in a Thunder Bay bail court this weekend.

Dunsford is facing the following charges:

  • Mischief causing damage under $5000
  • Assault with a weapon

Our Pikangikum insider tells us that Dunsford was allegedly wielding an axe, and a piece of wood, as he went about his day destroying and hurting people and things.

Dunsford is also remaining in custody pending a Monday court date at the Kenora District Jail. And just like the others, he is waiting for his flight.

All of the information in this article are strictly allegations and have not been proven in a court of law.



  1. ANDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD, this is a dry reserve.
    How does the booze get there? Anyone?
    Lets hear from everyone that calls me a Racist because I call a spade a spade. I’ve seen it first hand how they try and get it there. Some of them actually charter a plane from Manitoba and try and sneak it in.
    Anyway, I’m off to get another beer.

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