Orange Shirt Day - #EveryChildMatters

Every year on September 30th, we come together in the spirit of reconciliation to honour residential school Survivors.  Orange Shirt Day was created to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels and SCO staff on Orange Shirt Day 2019.

The symbol of the orange shirt was inspired by IRS Survivor Phyllis Webstad. She was sent to residential school in BC when she was just six years old. On her first day of school, she proudly wore a bright orange shirt that she had chosen herself. But when she arrived, her shirt was taken from her, never to be returned. Now, every September 30 we honour Phyllis and all Survivors by wearing an orange shirt.

Orange Shirt Day provides us the opportunity to raise awareness and have honest and meaningful discussions about the intergenerational effects of the Indian residential school system.

Orange Shirt Day 2020

Whether it’s in your school, community or workplace, we want to hear how you will mark Orange Shirt Day! Share your plans and photos with us on social media:

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Health Transformation

Anishinaabeg and Dakota peoples will assume greater control of their health and wellness, as a result of an historic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on June 18, 2020 in an innovative virtual ceremony between Southern Chiefs’ Organization and the Government of Canada. The MOU signals the beginning of health transformation for First Nations in southern Manitoba, including equitable access and culturally-appropriate health care for Elders, youth, families, and communities that is central to wellness and the success of Anishinaabeg and Dakota peoples.

The path forward to improved health outcomes for First Nations must include high quality, culturally-safe health systems that are designed by and under the leadership of First Nations. The MOU formalizes both parties’ commitment to a working relationship that will help southern First Nations address gaps in the health care system, and also assist in bringing much needed health care services closer to First Nation communities.

To watch this historic moment, click below!


For more information on Health Transformation, please visit: scoinc.mb.ca/programs/health.

Find out more at http://scoinc.mb.ca/mmiwg/.

COVID-19 UPDATES:

As our Chiefs, health leaders, and community members work diligently to prepare our communities for COVID-19, we ask everyone to take precautions whenever possible to help reduce the spread of this coronavirus.

Did you know you can access financial benefits and support during the COVID-19 outbreak? All First Nations people have access to these financial benefits, regardless of where you live.

Find out more: http://scoinc.mb.ca/covid-19-financial-supports.

For more information on Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, visit:
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html.

For more information specific to COVID-19 and Indigenous Communities, please visit:
https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1581964230816/1581964277298.

If you are experiencing emotional distress and want to talk, contact the toll-free Hope for Wellness Help Line at 1-855-242-3310 or the online chat at hopeforwellness.ca open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telephone and online counselling are available in English and on request, in Anishinaabe.

Kids Help Phone: https://kidshelpphone.ca/ offers professional counselling, information, referrals, and volunteer-led, text-based support for children and youth. Text CONNECT to 686868.

Manitoba Addictions Helpline: 1-855-662-6605.

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1/2: Every day until Oct 4, #MMIWG Day in MB, SCO will highlight a Call for Justice to remind governments & institutions of their responsibilities. Today we call on Correctional Service Canada! We invite everyone to do the same. Together, we can end this national tragedy. ✊

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For over 20 years, Southern Chiefs' Organization has been front and centre in its work to advocate for southern First Nations in what is now called Manitoba.

Brandon Sun
The third annual golf tournament hosted by the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) raised more than $70,000 for post-secondary scholarships for Indigenous students. The scholarships will be awarded to students from the 34 SCO-member communities in partnership with Indspire, a national Indigenous charity that invests in the education of First Nations people.

September 4, 2020


“The residential school system is one of the darkest events in our shared history. First Nation people have had to deal with its destructive effects, which amounted to genocide, for generations, and Survivors and their families continue to deal with the aftermath,” said Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization.
September 3, 2020

Winnipeg Sun
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) welcomes the Manitoba government’s decision to end its relationship with B & L Resources for Children, Youth & Families (B & L)Leaders from SCO have been concerned about the services provided by B & L. They were particularly worried about the safety of southern First Nation children in care with the for-profit child and family services provider. 
August 26, 2020

Winnipeg Sun
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) issued a directive on Thursday ensuring the rights of First Nation parents coming into contact with child welfare are prioritized and communicated.
August 21, 2020

Brandon Sun
The Southern Chiefs' Organization, a vocal advocate for equitable access to health care for First Nations, welcomed an Aug. 17 decision from the Manitoba Human Rights Commission that will see the province pay an Anishinaabe family $42,500 in damages over its failure to provide health services.
August 21, 2020
Brandon Sun
With First Nations parents in mind, the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) has issued a directive that will see social workers verbally inform parents of their rights when child protection matters are carried out.
August 21, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press
The Southern Chiefs' Organization commended this week's ruling, noting a report last year found a widening gap in life expectancy that has First Nations people living 11 years less than non-First Nations people in Manitoba.
August 20, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press
"The concept of 'Redskins' is not something that would be taken as a compliment by any First Nations person," said Manitoba's Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels Tuesday. "It’s not language that you use to give any sort of accolades. It’s not a flattering comment."
August 4, 2020

Hundreds of Indigenous children suspected of dying connected to care in Manitoba over decade
APTN News
Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels equates these high numbers to poverty levels in communities and from there it trickles into other aspects of peoples’ lives.
July 29, 2020


Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels is not surprised to see these smaller leagues address name changes. “Because it's being challenged now at a larger level internationally you see more localized responses to that…it’s going to change the thinking and decades from now these kinds of things will be understood as something that shouldn’t be said,” Daniels said.
July 23, 2020

Off-reserve and urban Indigenous organizations in Manitoba will be getting a funding boost of $8.4 million the federal government announced on Tuesday. Other organizations such as SCO will receive $775,165 of the $8.4 million allocated to 17 organizations in Manitoba.
July 21, 2020

Manitoba organizations to receive $8.4M to support off-reserve Indigenous people

CTV News
The Government of Canada is giving 17 Manitoba organizations a total of $8.4 million to help Indigenous people living off-reserve and in urban areas during the pandemic.
July 21, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs’ Organization will also benefit from the federal funding package, Vandal announced. More than $775,000 of the total $8.4 million will be allocated to the group to be distributed among 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nations across southern Manitoba.
July 21, 2020

CBC.ca
The Southern Chiefs' Organization, which represents 34 Anishinaabe and Dakota First Nations across southern Manitoba, received $775,165 through the fund.
Chiefs have received numerous requests for help from members living off-reserve since the beginning of the pandemic, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said in a news release, largely for food and rent-security support.
July 21, 2020
A group that represents First Nations in southern Manitoba is voicing support for a rural mayor who is calling on a hockey team in his city to ditch its racist team name, as similar discussions spread throughout different sports in the province and beyond.
July 17, 2020

Winnipeg Sun-Jul. 10, 2020

Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) is working with First Nations communities to implement jurisdiction in Child and Family Services (CFS) with an initiative called “Waakaabit.”

 


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg SunManitoba First Nations welcome elimination of birth alerts

Winnipeg Sun-Jul. 4, 2020
Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said the SCO has been advocating for this change for some time. “This is about shifting the resources to helping families, mothers and children get a good start in life. I believe that taking children away from their mothers and families is not the right way to go,” he said on Friday.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Manitoba promises 'proactive, preventative supports' as birth ...

CBC.ca-Jun. 23, 2020
Southern ChiefsOrganization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said he welcomes the end of birth alerts, which he called a "destructive and harmful policy."

Story image for southern chiefs organization from Brandon SunSCO, feds reach health-care agreement

Brandon Sun-Jun. 19, 2020
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) and the federal government have reached an agreement over health care intended to place authority in the hands of First Nations.

Story image for southern chiefs organization from Gaming PostPallister overstepping on smoking and VLTs, Grand chief says

Winnipeg Free Press-Jun. 19, 2020
IF Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister really cared about First Nations, he’d help them access health care rather than meddle in their affairs by calling for a ban on powwows and smoking in VLT lounges,  the Southern Chiefs' Organization says. "That goes beyond his jurisdiction," said Grand Chief Jerry Daniels.

Story image for southern chiefs organization from Winnipeg Free PressSouthern First Nations sign health-care control agreement

Winnipeg Free Press-Jun. 18, 2020
"This is a very important moment in our history," Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said at a Thursday morning signing of a memorandum of understanding with Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller.

Story image for southern chiefs organization from Winnipeg Free PressPM plans to push premiers to act against police brutality

Winnipeg Free Press-Jun. 18, 2020
Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels hailed Vandal's comments, saying the issues the minster saw decades ago in Winnipeg actually go back centuries.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg SunFirst Nations health care takes an important 'step forward into future’

Winnipeg Sun-Jun. 18, 2020
The Canadian government and the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Thursday to signal the beginning of health transformation for First Nations in southern Manitoba.

Story image for southern chiefs organization from CTV News

'A very powerful moment': SCO signs MOU with Ottawa for health transformation for Manitoba First Nations

CTV News-Jun. 18, 2020
WINNIPEG -- The Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Government of Canada on Thursday aimed at transforming healthcare for Manitoba’s southern First Nations.

Story image for southern chiefs organization from Brandon Sun

SCO standing firm on gaming centres, tobacco rebate

Brandon Sun-Jun. 17, 2020
Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, who heads the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO), said the move is yet another instance of Pallister overstepping.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Casino ReportsSmoking Ban Threatens Manitoba Tribal Casinos

Casino Reports-June 16, 2020
Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels responded to the plans by saying that the government of Manitoba should not interfere with the way Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels responded to the plans by saying that the government of Manitoba should not interfere with the way tribal nations manage their gambling businesses.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV News

First Nation chiefs upset over Manitoba Premier's plan to ban smoking in gaming centres

CTV News-June 15, 2020
Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels accuses the Premier of being divisive by raising an old political dispute in an attempt to take jurisdiction away from First Nations in the middle of a pandemic.


Story image for southern chiefs organization from Brandon SunSouthern Chiefs' Organization forges new partnership

Brandon Sun-June 11, 2020
Dozens of people gathered at Macdonald Youth Services in Winnipeg Tuesday to raise the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) flag, publicly signalling a child-welfare partnership between the two organizations.

SCO Flag Raising at Macdonald Youth Services - June 9, 2020:


Winnipeg Sun-Jun. 6, 2020
Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said the ruling strengthens the intent and impact of previous human rights rulings. “This ruling strengthens the intent and impact of previous human rights rulings.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV NewsAdvocates and families await action and answers one year since MMIWG inquiry

CTV News-Jun. 3, 2020
The billboards are part of an awareness campaign by the Southern Chiefs' Organization. Launched a year after the delivery of the final report, it’s aimed at preventing violence.
Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said he hopes the campaign helps raise awareness.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caIndigenous women 'need to stop always feeling like a target,' says artist behind MMIWG billboards

CBC.ca-Jun. 3, 2020
Billboards part of new public campaign launched by Southern Chiefs' Organization 1 year after MMIWG inquiry. Nelly Gonzalez · CBC News

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressIndigenous women pushed aside by Ottawa, frustrated inquiry member laments

Winnipeg Free Press-Jun. 3, 2020

The billboards, which were organized by the Southern Chiefs’ Organization, will be partnered with bus boards and social media posts. Two are up today, and three more will go up around the city in the coming weeks. "Every facet of society is a part of creating that change, and until we start to take action on that, we won’t see the change," SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said.


Rally to be held Friday outside legislature

Winnipeg Free Press-Jun. 1, 2020

Showing solidarity with those protesting police violence in U.S.
In their pain and loss, the Indigenous and black communities are tragically united, said Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs' Organization, representing 34 First Nation communities in Manitoba. "Indigenous leaders want to lend their voices, and I think there needs to be space for that, but there’s no doubt that it’s time for black leaders to be heard," Daniels said Monday.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg SunFeds providing $75M to support Indigenous people

Winnipeg Sun-May 23, 2020
The federal government will be providing an additional $75 million to organizations that aid Indigenous people living in urban and off-reserve areas.

Story image for The SCO wants more funding for off-reserve First Nation people during pandemic from CTV NewsThe SCO wants more funding for off-reserve First Nation people during pandemic

CTV News-April 30, 2020
... Chiefs' Organization (SCO) is asking for more assistance, funding and support for off-reserve First Nations people during the pandemic.

Story image for Southern Chiefs' Organization pressing Ottawa for COVID-19 funds from CTV NewsSouthern Chiefs' Organization pressing Ottawa for COVID-19 funds

Brandon Sun-April 30, 2020
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is calling on Ottawa for more COVID-related funding for urban and off-reserve First Nations people. The federal government created a $305-million pandemic-related Indigenous Community Support Fund in late March, and $15 million was set aside for urban organizations that provide services for Indigenous people living off reserves or in urban centres.

Brandon Sun-April 28, 2020
So described Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, who said now is the time to act on rectifying long-standing health inequities among 34 ...

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN NewsNation to Nation: Police shootings, child welfare cuts

APTN News-Apr. 23, 2020
It's just not enough for Jerry Daniels, grand chief of Southern Chiefs' Organization. Daniels is calling for some sort of Indigenous police oversight board of that ...



Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon SunFriendship centres struggling during pandemic

Brandon Sun-Apr. 23, 2020

Jerry Daniels, Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs' Organization, spoke to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health April 21.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN NewsSouthern Manitoba chiefs calling for Indigenous police oversight commission after latest shooting

APTN News-Apr. 21, 2020

Brittany Hobson APTN News The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) in Manitoba is calling for the development of an Indigenous oversight ...


Story image for 'Positively Orwellian': Manitoba accused of retroactively ... from APTN News'Positively Orwellian': Manitoba accused of retroactively erasing history of taking cash from kids in care

APTN News-Apr. 9, 2020

Legislation buried in Manitoba's budget bill aims to cut the legs out from under lawsuits over its collection of “baby bonus” cash for kids in care, ...


Story image for Q&A: Theresa Stevens on abolishing birth alerts southern chiefs from Brandon SunQ&A: Theresa Stevens on abolishing birth alerts

Brandon Sun-Apr. 2, 2020

The Brandon Sun posed a series of questions by email to Southern First Nations Network of Care chief executive officer Theresa Stevens regarding the network’s mandate from the Southern Chiefs’ Organization to replace birth alerts with practices more in line with familial and community needs.


Story image for 'This is wrong': Indigenous leaders criticize Manitoba from CTV News'This is wrong': Indigenous leaders criticize Manitoba ...

CTV News-Apr. 14, 2020
'This is wrong': Indigenous leaders criticize Manitoba government's new bill ... WINNIPEG -- Indigenous leaders are calling out the Manitoba ...

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caDeputy PM Chrystia Freeland cool to Manitoba chiefs' request ...

CBC.ca-Mar. 30, 2020

Last week Southern Chiefs Organization asked PM for Cuban doctors to be allowed in to help First Nations. Jorge Barrera · CBC News · Posted: Mar 30, 2020 ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Halifax ExaminerHealthcare lessons from Manitoba's First Nations… and Cuba

Halifax Examiner-Mar. 29, 2020

Jerry Daniels, Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs' Organization which represents 34 First Nations in Manitoba, led a delegation to Havana to meet with Cuban healthcare officials ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV NewsFirst Nations leader wants Cuban doctors to help communities ...

CTV News-Mar. 27, 2020

A file image of Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. (Source: CTV News Winnipeg). WINNIPEG -- The head of the Southern Chiefs' Organization is writing to the ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.caManitoba Southern Chiefs' Organization declares state of ...

Globalnews.ca-Mar. 17, 2020

Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says it was a prudent step to ensure communities have support and supplies they need.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon SunSCO declares state of emergency

Brandon Sun-Mar. 18, 2020

The Southern Chiefs' Organization declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Grand Chief Jerry Daniels wants this move to trigger the regional office for ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN NewsSouthern Chiefs Organization declares state of emergency ...

APTN News-Mar. 17, 2020

Darrell Stranger APTN News The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) has declared a state of emergency amid concerns surrounding COVID-19. Grand Chief ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CityNews WinnipegSouthern Chiefs' Organization declares state of emergency

CityNews Winnipeg-Mar. 17, 2020

The Southern Chiefs' Organization has declared a state of emergency. As Mike Albanese reports, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says government support is arriving ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon SunSouthern chiefs work on tax strategy

Brandon Sun-Mar. 12, 2020

The national First Nations Tax Commission's chief commissioner Manny Jules, seen here with Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, helped ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caManitoba's southern chiefs suspend plans for 7 road ...

CBC.ca-Mar. 6, 2020

Road blockades originally planned for later this month by Manitoba's Southern Chiefs Organization are now being put on hold. The SCO planned seven ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg SunEDITORIAL: SCO can break ground on better health care

Winnipeg Sun-Mar. 6, 2020

The Southern Chiefs Organization recently took a trip to Cuba and they were doing it for their health. Grand Chief Jerry Daniels and other representatives were ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caManitoba chiefs exploring Cuban offer to send doctors to First ...

CBC.ca-Feb. 28, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs Organization made the announcement at a media conference Friday in Havana, where a delegation of ...


Manitoba chiefs seek Cuban doctors for First Nations care

Winnipeg Free Press-Feb. 28, 2020

"(Cuba's) doctors perform very well on very limited amount of resources," Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs' Organization told the Free Press from ...


Manitoba First Nations leaders visit Cuba to discuss health ...

CTV News-Feb. 28, 2020

Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs' Organization, Jerry Daniels, said part of the reason for being down in Cuba was to discuss the potential for having Cuban ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressMore talk than action on consultation

Winnipeg Free Press-Feb. 26, 2020

"We need to continue to let Manitobans know we haven't been treated as partners," Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs' Organization said earlier ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressProvince takes more conciliatory approach with Ottawa on ...

Winnipeg Free Press-Feb. 24, 2020

Lake Manitoba First Nation Chief Cornell McLean, who chairs the six-member ... participated in (along with other Southern Chiefs Organization members) as an ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CityNews WinnipegSCO hold press conference in support of Wet'suwet'en chiefs

CityNews Winnipeg-Feb. 21, 2020

The Southern Chiefs Organization are calling on the government to recognize the rights of first nations people.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caBlockades arise from lack of meaningful dialogue with First ...

CBC.ca-Feb. 21, 2020

Manitoba's Southern Chiefs Organization say the true blockade in Canada is ... Speaking at a press conference Friday, SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said that ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.caSouthern Chiefs Organization says 2-hour blockades will ...

Globalnews.ca-Feb. 21, 2020

Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels speaks to media after announcing the organization plans to block road access at major arteries in and out ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressBlocked rail lines offer taste of First Nations economic ...

Winnipeg Free Press-Feb. 21, 2020

... delivered Friday by the leader of Manitoba's Southern Chiefs' Organization. ... to First Nations in Manitoba, millions of acres," Grand Chief Jerry Daniels told a ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV NewsSouthern Chiefs Organization says two-hour blockades will ...

CTV News-Feb. 21, 2020

The Southern Chiefs Organization says the blockades will last two hours on March 20, and are aimed at drawing attention to the plight facing Indigenous people.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV NewsIndigenous artists offered $5K for art bringing attention to ...

CTV News-Feb. 10, 2020

WINNIPEG -- The Southern Chiefs' Organization is looking for Indigenous artists to bring attention to the violence against Indigenous women, girls and people ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN NewsFirst Nations push for meeting with Manitoba government on ...

APTN News-Feb. 10, 2020

... conception or the development on an idea around any sort of land development or investment,” said Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caProvince needs to consult with First Nations on Lake Manitoba ...

CBC.ca-Feb. 9, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels (standing) of the Southern Chiefs' Organization fist bumps Chief Cornell MacLean after speaking at a public event hosted by the ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressFirst Nations want input on flood outlet

Winnipeg Free Press-Feb. 9, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, of the Southern Chiefs' Organization, said the province has no choice whether or not to meet with them. "We want to make one thing ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caManitoba to end birth alerts system that sometimes leads to ...

CBC.ca-Feb. 1, 2020

Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said in a news release he welcomes the announcement but wonders why the change is not immediate.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News'Institutionalized racism' behind over-representation of ...

APTN News-Jan. 29, 2020

Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says “institutionalized racism” is the reason the numbers keep climbing. “We have to come in and ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN NewsSCO Grand Chief says 'societal change' needed to end ...

APTN News-Jan. 28, 2020

Dennis Ward Face to Face Jerry Daniels has a lot of priorities for his second term as the grand chief of the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) in Manitoba.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.caIndigenous-led approach key to fixing 'Indigenization' of prison ...

Globalnews.ca-Jan. 23, 2020

... custody, the grand chief of Manitoba's Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) says Indigenous people need to be at the forefront of efforts to reform the system.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from PembinaValleyOnline.comAcclamation Turns SCO Election Into 1st Nations Leadership ...

PembinaValleyOnline.com-Jan. 13, 2020

The Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) gathered together with leadership from ... "With the acclamation of Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, the election wasn't held," ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from PortageOnline.comLocal First Nation Chief Lists Benefits of SCO Advocacy Work

PortageOnline.com-Jan. 13, 2020

... and some First Nation communities in Southern Manitoba compared to others, and that's part of what Southern Chiefs' Organization is helping to resolve.


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from PortageOnline.comSCO Makes History With its First Acclamation of Grand Chief

PortageOnline.com-Jan. 10, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of Southern Chiefs' Organization will serve three more years as leader. He was acclaimed on Thursday, January 9. The swearing-in ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV NewsFor the first time ever a candidate ran unopposed for SCO ...

CTV News-Jan. 10, 2020

WINNIPEG -- The Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) named its next Grand Chief on Thursday, and for the first time in the organization's history, the candidate ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News'A gigantic step backwards': Manitoba chiefs criticize Quebec's ...

APTN News-Dec. 20, 2019

The Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) of Manitoba is calling out the Quebec, saying it's “very disturbed” the province is challenging the constitutionality of Bill ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caAmid uncertainty, Manitoba First Nations, Métis communities ...

CBC.ca-Dec. 3, 2019

'There's lots of hypotheticals' surrounding Bill C-92, says Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. The federal bill is intended to address ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CityNews WinnipegSouthern chiefs disappointed by throne speech

CityNews Winnipeg-Nov. 20, 2019

The Southern Chiefs' Organization is voicing its displeasure over the province's throne speech, saying it fails to address many areas that could help Indigenous ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caManitoba musicians rally for concert supporting storm evacuees

CBC.ca-Nov. 7, 2019

That's why she organized the Winter Storm Benefit Concert at the Pyramid Cabaret ... All proceeds are going to the Southern Chiefs Organization's 2019 winter ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressIndigenomics benefits everyone: expert

Winnipeg Free Press-Oct. 30, 2019

For instance, a study — spearheaded by the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO), the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), and the Rural Development ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Radio Canada International (en)Southern Manitoba still reeling following fierce snowstorm

Radio Canada International (en)-Oct. 14, 2019

“People are just looking for warmth and something to eat,” Jerry Daniels, grand chief of the Southern Chiefs Organization, told CBC News. “The necessities are ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.caManitoba First Nations can't wait for formal emergency relief ...

Globalnews.ca-Oct. 13, 2019

The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO), which said Sunday that it's imploring Indigenous Services Canada to respond to the needs of these communities ...


At least 9 Manitoba First Nations declare states of emergency ...

CBC.ca-Oct. 13, 2019

The Southern Chiefs Organization, which represents 34 southern First Nations, says many communities are in dire need. "We implore Indigenous Services ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressIndigenous leaders eager for Supreme Court meeting

Winnipeg Free Press-Sep. 26, 2019

But there's still a lot of work to do, said Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs' Organization. "I think that's symbolic and I think it's important, but I think ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg SunSouthern Chiefs call for end to birth alert policy

Winnipeg Sun-Sep. 22, 2019

Manitoba's Southern Chiefs' Organization is calling for an end to the controversial birth alert policy in the province's hospitals. On Wednesday, the Southern ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV NewsProvince reviewing use of controversial birth alerts

CTV News-Sep. 20, 2019

The Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) is calling for an end to the use of birth alerts. On Wednesday, the organization unanimously passed a resolution at the ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon SunTake the time to hear them

Brandon Sun-Sep. 19, 2019

Last Friday, members of the Southern Chiefs Organization and a handful of supporters ... SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels told The Sun that day that he would like ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caSouthern Chiefs' Organization  signs 'groundbreaking' child ...

CBC.ca-Sep. 19, 2019

The Southern Chiefs' Organization signed a memorandum of understanding with Macdonald Youth Services on Wednesday that will let the two work together on ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.caUN expert calls on governments to work with First Nations on ...

CBC.ca-Sep. 18, 2019

The conference was co-organized by the Southern Chiefs Organization and the ... First Nations leaders and elders, and featured guest speakers like Chief Lee ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from News Talk 980 CJMERound dance to temporarily block Trans-Canada at Sask ...

News Talk 980 CJME-Sep. 14, 2019

According to the RCMP, the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO), which represents 34 southern First Nation communities in Manitoba, is expected to hold a ...


Highway round dance about unity

Brandon Sun-Sep. 14, 2019

The goal, Southern Chiefs' Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said, was to raise awareness about various issues that affect Indigenous people. "We want to ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free PressRound dance to delay traffic on Trans-Canada

Winnipeg Free Press-Sep. 12, 2019

... sixth of seven peaceful dances planned by the Southern Chiefs' Organization. ... "It has been well received on the ground," Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said on ...


Story image for southern chiefs' organization aptn from APTN NewsPlant walk a peek inside traditional medicine chest

APTN News-Jul. 22, 2019
Chief Jerry Daniels (left) and his uncle David Daniels lead a medicine walk through a Prairie meadow. (Beverly Andrews/APTN). Kathleen ... David is an uncle of Jerry Daniels, grand chief of the Southern Chiefs' Organization. SCO has more ...