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.
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For more information on Health Transformation, please visit: scoinc.mb.ca/programs/health.
Find out more at http://scoinc.mb.ca/mmiwg/.
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/
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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.
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. Read more at SCO in the Media.
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Showing solidarity with those protesting police violence in U.S.
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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 ...
Three Indigenous people were killed by Winnipeg police in 10 days.
It’s sparked calls for an Indigenous police oversight board.
Grand Chief Jerry Daniels explains how it could work.
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— APTN News (@APTNNews) April 23, 2020
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