(PIKANGIKUM FIRST NATION, ON) โ€“ A person was flown out of Pikangikum to a hospital to receive treatment for life-threatening injuries that were sustained during a serious incident that unfolded on the First Nations reserve yesterday.


A 30-year-old Dianna Irene Sugashie appeared in a Thunder Bay bail court via telephone from the Ontario Provincial Police detachment in Pikangikum.

Her Worship, Justice of the Peace Zelda Kitchekeesic was presiding along with Crown Attorney VanKessel and duty counsel lawyer Andrew Desmoulin.

Sugashie is facing the following criminal charges stemming from the incident:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Aggravated assault

The Crown tells the court that Sugashie is in a โ€œCrown-onusโ€ situation and that they would consider a bail plan, if one were to be put forward by the defence. A โ€œno-contactโ€ order is requested in the meantime which would prohibit Sugashie from contacting her alleged victim.


Duty counsel states that he will inform Sugashieโ€™s lawyer of the arrest, and requests that the matter be put over to Monday in a Kenora bail court.

Justice of the Peace Kitchekeesic orders Sugashie to remain in jail until at least her next appearance tomorrow in Kenora, where she will have another crack at getting let go.

Sugashie is led back to her jail cell, where she will wait to be flown to the Kenora District Jail.