Protect Yourself.
Protect Your Family.

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

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Wellness Keeping: Healing Through Culture

Imagine a world where our people are among the healthiest in the world! For thousands of years, we thrived by honouring the teachings of our ancestors. As we reclaim our inherent right to health, listen to the wisdom of the SCO Health Transformation Elders & Knowledge Keepers as they share Anishinaabe and Dakota teachings to foster clarity, balance, and good health!

Watch the first three videos from the Wellness Keeping: Healing Through Culture series on our YouTube page here!

Survey Report on the Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into MMIWG

On the National Day of Action for MMIWG, SCO released the powerful results of the ‘Survey Report on the Calls for Justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’.

Click here to find out what southern First Nations’ prioritized, and how to be a part of ending the violence.

COVID-19 Updates

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.

Children aged 5-11 are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. Book your child’s appointment today!

If you are on-reserve and still needing your COVID-19 Vaccine, contact your community health centre.

If you are off-reserve and still needing your COVID-19 Vaccine, 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.

THIRD DOSE eligibility has expanded its recommendations for the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to include all adults. The third dose should be given at least six months after the last vaccine.

Vaccine clinics for Indigenous people living in urban centres

The clinics are 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 November 22, 2021:
New Cases: 136
Total Cases: 66,826     Active Cases: 1,528  Recovered: 64,006
In hospital: 152 In ICU: 24

First Nation cases as of November 18, 2021: 
New Cases: 41   On Reserve: 39 Off Reserve: 2

Total Cases: 20,011    Active Cases: 459  On Reserve: 402 Off Reserve: 57
In hospital: 20  On Reserve: 16 Off Reserve: 13   18% of total hospitalizations

The entire province of Manitoba is at the RESTRICTED level (orange) on the Pandemic Response System.

Public health order restrictions changes took effect October 26, 2021.

Grand Chief
Jerry Daniels

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.

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!