Health Transformation Community Engagement Events

Treaty Relations Workshop Series

23/09/2022, 21/10/2022, 18/11/2022, 16/12/2022

Southern Chiefs’ Organization Health Transformation facilitated the first of a four-part treaty relations workshop series. Bzindaan Ji-Nsaatamaan, Listen to Understand (PDF) on September 23rd, 2022. This workshop is a part of Health Transformation’s journey in understanding the treaty history of Manitoba and its importance in community health and wellness. The workshop is hosted by Elder Harry Bone, a Treaty 2 Elder from Keeseekoowenin Ojibway Nation and chairperson and member of the Elders council, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.

Indigenous Midwifery Gathering

26/10/2022 – 27/10/2022
Indigenous midwives gathered together at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg to listen, learn and strategize on the incorporation of birth knowledge and the community history of First Nation peoples  into the development of the new southern First Nations Healthcare System. This session was facilitated by Melissa Brown. Midwife and founder of Zaagiidiwin. Read more.

Health Transformation at Roseau River


The annual Ginew Wellness Centre Health Fair was held on September 22 from 10 am to 2pm where various health programs and invited guests shared about their activities and what they have to offer. Health transformation was honored to be a part of this event. Due to Covid, this was the first Health Fair in Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation since 2019 and it was a great success and Roseau River’s biggest health fair yet!

Land-Based Youth Gathering

17/08/2022 – 19/08/2022

Southern Chiefs’ Organization Youth Council in collaboration with Southern Chiefs’ Organization Health Transformation hosted a Land- Based Youth Gathering in Brokenhead Ojibway Nation. The three-day event focused on strengthening connections: to other youth, to the land, and to ancestors as a way of promoting healthier and more culturally grounded lives among southern First Nation youth in Manitoba. Read more (PDF).

Community Health Walk 


Southern Chiefs’ Organization Health Transformation has launched a community health walk campaign aimed at promoting land-based healing and First Nations unity in health care among our southern First Nations by reminding them that their culture and traditional values give them the strength and ability to take control of all aspects of their health. Read more

Traditional Knowledge Forum

17/05/2022 – 19/05/2022

From May 17th to 19th Health Transformation hosted a Traditional Knowledge Forum at the Turtle Lodge in Sagkeeng. The Traditional Knowledge Forum was an opportunity for Grandmothers and Grandfathers from the 34 Southern First Nations communities of Manitoba to come together and discuss the path forward into a healthier future. Read more (PDF)

Youth Media Lab

Health Transformation recently hosted a Youth Media Lab workshop at the Aabijijiwan New Media Lab at the University of Winnipeg with youth from the 34 communities. The event was facilitated by Nativelovenotes founder, Amy Jackson. The workshop was designed to empower youth with basic skills in digital media creation, and to promote positive life outcomes through good health. Representing some of our 34 Southern First Nation communities, the youth brought with them their own experiences. Our youth participants included rising gamers, mathletes, athletes, and musicians who all shared their unique stories and experiences on health in the form of creative health messaging on stickers and buttons. Watch the Youth Engagement report video

Gimli Getaway

07/03/2022 – 09/03/2022

The Health Transformation team gathered in Gimli alongside Community Health Transformation Liaisons and Regional Navigators for Health Transformation’s Annual Evaluation and Training Session.

Read more here: Gimli Getaway (PDF)