Grand Chief Jerry Daniels

Southern Focused | Community Driven

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.

Grand Chief Daniels is a proud member of Long Plain First Nation, and a proud father to son Angelo Daniels.  He was raised by his grandparents, Isabel and Donald Daniels, along with his aunties, uncles, and community members.

Grand Chief Daniels graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and he is the owner of Innovative Educational Business. Under his leadership in 2019, SCO worked with Brandon University to research and document Indigenous contributions to the broader Manitoba economy, demonstrating an impact of $9.3 billion.  Collectively First Nations are one of the key drivers of Manitoba’s economy.

Grand Chief Daniels is focused on improving the quality of life for the Anishnaabe and Dakota Nations, through key initiatives including transforming the way southern First Nations experience health care through health transformation, and designing and building a community care model consistent with the evolution of the children welfare system as envisioned by southern First Nations.

Grand Chief Daniels believes strongly that the youth voice must be heard, and under his leadership SCO created a strong Youth Council that is engaging at the provincial, national and international level to address issues such as clean drinking water, access to culture and language resources, and climate change.

Grand Chief Daniels has served on boards and councils at the local, regional, and national levels. In 2012, Grand Chief Daniels became a key organizer of the Idle No More movement.

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Register now! An “Action on #GenderBasedViolence” will discuss health service needs & recommendations for victims of violence. Participants must be from any of the 34 SCO community & will receive a $50 gift card.

Contact by December 2 to sign up!

As part of the #16DaysOfActivism Against #GBV, it’s important to remember our #genderdiverse family members.

YOU too can take action—see our #16Actions & send us a pic of an action you'll take to #EndGBV like our friends at @twospiritmanitoba! 👉

Sign up & receive a $50 gift card! The "Health of 2SLGBTQ in SCO Communities” is an online focus group discussing #2SLGBTQ health service needs & recommendations of all SCO community members.

Contact or 204-946-1869 (M-F) by Dec 2 to register!
#16Days #EndGBV

We have never given up our inherent right to hunt & fish!

Grand Chief @ogemaMakwa reminds #Manitoba gov that no colonial government can interfere w/ #FirstNations' inherent right to harvest from our own lands & waters.

Full op-ed:

#mbpoli #cdnpoli

A truly remarkable leader, @SenSincmurr announced he is leaving the Senate in Jan.

He will leave the Senate with a legacy of progress for children, TRC, justice, and pushing the country further towards #reconciliation.

#FirstNations #cdnpoli

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