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
For more information visit protectourpeoplemb.ca.
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.
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.
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 is expanding its recommendations for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to include First Nation people living on reserve. This includes an estimated 7,200 people. 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 October 18, 2021:
New Cases: 51
Total Cases: 62,230 Active Cases: 976 Recovered: 60,023
In hospital: 90 In ICU: 16
First Nation cases as of October 18, 2021:
New Cases: 36 On Reserve: 31 Off Reserve: 5
Total Cases: 18,906 Active Cases: 545 On Reserve: 478 Off Reserve: 67
In hospital: 28 On Reserve: 15 Off Reserve: 13 30% 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 5, 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.
Want news and updates from our communities? Looking for in-depth information and discussion on issues important to the lives of First Nation peoples? Interested in meeting our staff and finding out what they do as part of SCO? We cover all this and more in our community-focused newsletter.
We compiled a comprehensive resource list to help you find financial supports for post-secondary education, including scholarships, bursaries, awards, and the Canada Learning Bond. You can also access information on residential and day schools, the Sixties Scoop, MMIWG2S+, anti-racism, and Treaty Rights, as well as information on how to Get Your Benefits! and a curated list to read, watch and listen!
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!