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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.
Racism in Policing Report
In order to better understand the extent of racism in Manitoba’s police services and its impacts on southern First Nations, SCO launched the SCO First Nation Experiences of Racism in Policing Survey, which was open to all First Nation citizens in Manitoba.
This report provides a snapshot of the experiences of First Nation people with racism in Manitoba’s policing system. Data collection and analysis for this report are organized into four sections: 1) Opinions on Police in Manitoba, 2) Interactions with Police in Manitoba, 3) Experiences of Racism from Police, and 4) Impacts of Interactions with Police in Manitoba.
Orange Heart Awareness Campaign
Southern Chiefs’ Organization launched a month of reflection, commemoration, and solidarity as we honour those who were subjected to the Indian Residential School system.
SCO has launched the Orange Heart Awareness campaign, including billboards, bus boards, and transit shelters in Winnipeg and Brandon, and billboards in Portage la Prairie, Dauphin, Minnedosa, and Winkler. SCO invites all Manitobans to join us, by picking up a free lawn sign from SCO’s Dublin office in Winnipeg, making your own sign, or hanging an orange shirt in your window.
SCO/SCEDC 4th Annual Golf Tournament – 50/50 Winner
The winner of the 50/50 draw was not at the tournament to claim their prize. Winning ticket is number 0943420. If this is your ticket, please reach out to Chloe Courchene at 204-946-1969.
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.
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
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.
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 September 13, 2021:
New Cases: 41
Total Cases: 59,368 Active Cases: 569 Recovered: 57,597
In hospital: 69 In ICU: 14
First Nation cases as of September 7, 2021:
New Cases: 38 On Reserve: 20 Off Reserve: 13
Total Cases: 17,996 Active Cases: 172 On Reserve: 141 Off Reserve: 31
In hospital: 28 On Reserve: 10 Off Reserve: 18 38% of total hospitalizations
ICU Patients: 18 On Reserve: 4 Off Reserve: 14 31% of total ICU Patients
The entire province of Manitoba is at the CAUTION level (yellow) on the Pandemic Response System.
Public health order restrictions changes took effect September 3, 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? Interested in meeting our staff and finding out what they do as part of the SCO? Looking for in-depth information and discussion on issues important to the everyday lives of First Nations peoples? We cover all this and more in our community-focused newsletter.
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!