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Check out our COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below for reliable information on the COVID-19 vaccine.
#ProtectOurPeopleMB Vaccine Campaign
Everyone is encouraged to follow and share videos and posts from the Protect Our People MB campaign accounts: Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @ProtectOurPeopleMB using the hashtags: #protectyourself #protectourpeople #protectourcommunities #protectourpeoplemb #doitforourelders #doitforourchildren #vaccineproud
For more information visit protectourpeoplemb.ca.
Extreme Hot Weather Warning!
Recognize the signs of heat illness.
Please keep cool and safe during this extreme heat.
If you need help, or somewhere to cool off, check out these resources:
SCO/SCEDC 4th Annual Golf Tournament
Join us for a great day of golf and prizes, all while supporting our First Nation youth.
All proceeds will be going towards the SCO/SCEDC Scholarships through Indspire. Last year, our Golf Tournament raised over $70,000 in annual and endowed scholarships. In total, fourteen southern First Nation students received an SCO/SCEDC Indspire scholarship this year.
Contact Chloe Courchene to register!
As Chiefs and Councilors, health leaders, essential workers and community members work to protect our people and communities, we ask everyone to continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and the new and dangerous variants.
On-Reserve Vaccine Update:
The Moderna vaccine has been distributed to all First Nations in Manitoba for those 18 years of age and older.
The Pfizer vaccine is approved for youth 12-17 and has already begun to be delivered.
Off-Reserve Vaccine Update:
Everyone aged 12 and older are eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccine!
Beginning May 24, all Indigenous people aged 12 and up in Manitoba can begin booking their second dose appointments.
Please call 1-844-626-8222 to book an appointment (call centre is open seven days a week from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM) or book online in order to be vaccinated. You will be asked to self-identify as First Nations as part of the appointment-booking process. Family members and caregivers can make an appointment on a loved one’s behalf.
If you are an Elder/Senior or have mobility issues, you can use United Way’s 211 Manitoba and Transportation Options Network to help get you to your COVID-19 vaccination appointments! Once you have a confirmed appointment, call 211 to identify available options.
All Manitobans aged 12 and up who have received at least one dose of vaccine by August 2 will be eligible for the first draw. All Manitobans aged 12 and up who have received two doses by September 6 will be eligible for the second draw.
For more information, visit the #ProtectMB website.
Vaccine clinics for Indigenous people living in urban centres
The clinics will be located at:
- Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre – Win Gardner Place, 363 MacGregor Ave., Winnipeg. Call 204-599-6551 for Ma Mawi Vaccine Call Centre
- Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, 180 Higgins Ave., Winnipeg
- Brandon Friendship Centre, 205 College Ave., Brandon
- Prairie Fusion Arts and Entertainment Centre, 11 Second St. NE, Portage la Prairie
- Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre in Thompson , 4 Nelson Rd., Thompson
Do you need to be tested for COVID-19 in Winnipeg? Visit the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Rapid Testing Centre! Book your appointment by calling 1-888-986-8152. Walk-ins welcome from Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm.
Provincial cases as of July 29, 2021:
New Cases: 47
Total Cases: 57,548 Active Cases: 526 Recovered: 55,845
In hospital: 102 In ICU: 29
First Nation cases as of July 28, 2021:
New Cases: 17 On Reserve: 12 Off Reserve: 5
Total Cases: 17,543 Active Cases: 338 On Reserve: 283 Off Reserve: 55
In hospital: 30 On Reserve: 9 Off Reserve: 21 34% of total hospitalizations
ICU Patients: 21 On Reserve: 7 Off Reserve: 14 34% of total ICU Patients
Total doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered to First Nation people in Manitoba as of July 21, 2021: 153,335
On reserve: 98,079 – 58.7% of on-reserve population immunized with 2 doses
Off-reserve: 55,256 – 43.6% of off-reserve population with 2 doses
The entire province of Manitoba is at the RESTRICTED level (orange) on the Pandemic Response System.
Public health order restrictions changes took effect July 17, 2021 and will remain in effect until August 7, 2021.
Jerry Daniels is Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO), representing 34 Anishnaabe and Dakota communities in southern Manitoba. In January of 2020, he was acclaimed for a second term, the first time a Grand Chief has run unopposed in SCO’s history.
SCO represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nations in what is now southern Manitoba. Browse our news archive and stay up-to-date on coverage of our work to protect, preserve, promote, and enhance the lives and rights of First Nations peoples.
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Discover educational and scholarship opportunities! We also compiled a comprehensive resource list to help you search and apply for other financial support options for First Nation post-secondary students, including bursaries, awards, and the Canada Learning Bond. You can also access historical and legal information related to reconciliation, residential schools, and Treaty Rights here.
Southern First Nations of Manitoba
Find your community in our interactive map of the 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nation member-communities in southern Manitoba!