Reconciliation in Action.
A Bold Vision for a Better Future.

SCO’s Wehwehneh Bahgahkinahgohn Project Reimagines Iconic Hudson’s Bay Heritage Building After HBC Governor Makes Historic Gift

A Bold Vision for a New Future

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is proud to announce its project to transform the iconic Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) heritage building in downtown Winnipeg. Working closely with HBC and our federal and provincial Treaty partners, SCO has developed a visionary plan that will turn the building into a space for economic and social reconciliation.

The multi-million dollar project will create social and economic opportunity, revitalizing the HBC building while preserving its important heritage and helping to revive Winnipeg’s downtown core.

Read more about the SCO HBC Building Project here.

SCO Launches New Partnership to Mark Legacy of Residential Schools

SCO has announced a new partnership with Corpell’s Water to acknowledge the tragic legacy of Indian Residential Schools (IRS) in Canada.

Corpell’s Water has designed an Every Child Matters water bottle with a distinctive orange label.

For each case of water sold Corpell’s will donate funds to a new endowed SCO Scholarship Fund at the University of Brandon, and SCO will match the donations up to $25,000.

For more information read our media release here.

A Place to Call Home

On April 22, 2022 in a traditional Rent Ceremony, the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) gifted their downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba (Treaty No. 1 Territory) heritage building to the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) in an act of social and economic reconciliation.

Watch some clips of the ceremony here!

For more information on the SCO HBC Building Project here.

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.