SCO in the Media

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.

Story image for The SCO wants more funding for off-reserve First Nation people during pandemic from CTV News

The SCO wants more funding for off-reserve First Nation people during pandemic

CTV News-April 30, 2020
… Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is asking for more assistance, funding and support for off-reserve First Nations people during the pandemic.

Story image for Southern Chiefs' Organization pressing Ottawa for COVID-19 funds from CTV News

Southern Chiefs’ Organization pressing Ottawa for COVID-19 funds

Brandon SunApril 30, 2020
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is calling on Ottawa for more COVID-related funding for urban and off-reserve First Nations people. The federal government created a $305-million pandemic-related Indigenous Community Support Fund in late March, and $15 million was set aside for urban organizations that provide services for Indigenous people living off reserves or in urban centres. 
Story image for Daniels seeks action on health inequities from Brandon Sun

Daniels seeks action on health inequities

Brandon Sun-April 28, 2020
So described Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, who said now is the time to act on rectifying long-standing health inequities among 34 …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News

Nation to Nation: Police shootings, child welfare cuts

APTN NewsApr. 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 …

 

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon Sun

Friendship centres struggling during pandemic

Brandon SunApr. 23, 2020
Jerry Daniels, Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization, spoke to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health April 21.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN NewsSouthern Manitoba chiefs calling for Indigenous police oversight commission after latest shooting

APTN NewsApr. 21, 2020
Brittany Hobson APTN News The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) in Manitoba is calling for the development of an Indigenous oversight …

Story image for 'Positively Orwellian': Manitoba accused of retroactively ... from APTN News

‘Positively Orwellian’: Manitoba accused of retroactively erasing history of taking cash from kids in care

APTN NewsApr. 9, 2020
Legislation buried in Manitoba’s budget bill aims to cut the legs out from under lawsuits over its collection of “baby bonus” cash for kids in care, …

Story image for Q&A: Theresa Stevens on abolishing birth alerts southern chiefs from Brandon Sun

Q&A: Theresa Stevens on abolishing birth alerts

Brandon SunApr. 2, 2020

The Brandon Sun posed a series of questions by email to Southern First Nations Network of Care chief executive officer Theresa Stevens regarding the network’s mandate from the Southern Chiefs’ Organization to replace birth alerts with practices more in line with familial and community needs.

Story image for 'This is wrong': Indigenous leaders criticize Manitoba from CTV News

‘This is wrong’: Indigenous leaders criticize Manitoba …

CTV NewsApr. 14, 2020
‘This is wrong’: Indigenous leaders criticize Manitoba government’s new bill … WINNIPEG — Indigenous leaders are calling out the Manitoba …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Deputy PM Chrystia Freeland cool to Manitoba chiefs’ request …

CBC.caMar. 30, 2020

Last week Southern Chiefs Organization asked PM for Cuban doctors to be allowed in to help First Nations. Jorge Barrera · CBC News · Posted: Mar 30, 2020 …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Halifax Examiner

Healthcare lessons from Manitoba’s First Nations… and Cuba

Halifax ExaminerMar. 29, 2020

Jerry Daniels, Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization which represents 34 First Nations in Manitoba, led a delegation to Havana to meet with Cuban healthcare officials …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV News

First Nations leader wants Cuban doctors to help communities …

CTV NewsMar. 27, 2020
A file image of Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. (Source: CTV News Winnipeg). WINNIPEG — The head of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization is writing to the …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.ca

Manitoba Southern Chiefs’ Organization declares state of …

Globalnews.caMar. 17, 2020

Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says it was a prudent step to ensure communities have support and supplies they need.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon Sun

SCO declares state of emergency

Brandon SunMar. 18, 2020

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Grand Chief Jerry Daniels wants this move to trigger the regional office for …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News

Southern Chiefs Organization declares state of emergency …

APTN NewsMar. 17, 2020

Darrell Stranger APTN News The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) has declared a state of emergency amid concerns surrounding COVID-19. Grand Chief …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CityNews Winnipeg

Southern Chiefs’ Organization declares state of emergency

CityNews WinnipegMar. 17, 2020

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization has declared a state of emergency. As Mike Albanese reports, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says government support is arriving …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon Sun

Southern chiefs work on tax strategy

Brandon SunMar. 12, 2020

The national First Nations Tax Commission’s chief commissioner Manny Jules, seen here with Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, helped …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Manitoba’s southern chiefs suspend plans for 7 road …

CBC.caMar. 6, 2020

Road blockades originally planned for later this month by Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs Organization are now being put on hold. The SCO planned seven …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Sun

EDITORIAL: SCO can break ground on better health care

Winnipeg SunMar. 6, 2020
The Southern Chiefs Organization recently took a trip to Cuba and they were doing it for their health. Grand Chief Jerry Daniels and other representatives were …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Manitoba chiefs exploring Cuban offer to send doctors to First …

CBC.caFeb. 28, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs Organization made the announcement at a media conference Friday in Havana, where a delegation of …

Manitoba chiefs seek Cuban doctors for First Nations care

Winnipeg Free PressFeb. 28, 2020

“(Cuba’s) doctors perform very well on very limited amount of resources,” Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization told the Free Press from …

Manitoba First Nations leaders visit Cuba to discuss health …

CTV NewsFeb. 28, 2020

Grand Chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization, Jerry Daniels, said part of the reason for being down in Cuba was to discuss the potential for having Cuban …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free Press

More talk than action on consultation

Winnipeg Free PressFeb. 26, 2020

“We need to continue to let Manitobans know we haven’t been treated as partners,” Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization said earlier …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free Press

Province takes more conciliatory approach with Ottawa on …

Winnipeg Free PressFeb. 24, 2020

Lake Manitoba First Nation Chief Cornell McLean, who chairs the six-member … participated in (along with other Southern Chiefs Organization members) as an …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CityNews Winnipeg

SCO hold press conference in support of Wet’suwet’en chiefs

CityNews WinnipegFeb. 21, 2020

The Southern Chiefs Organization are calling on the government to recognize the rights of first nations people.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Blockades arise from lack of meaningful dialogue with First …

CBC.caFeb. 21, 2020

Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs Organization say the true blockade in Canada is … Speaking at a press conference Friday, SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said that …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.ca

Southern Chiefs Organization says 2-hour blockades will …

Globalnews.caFeb. 21, 2020

Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels speaks to media after announcing the organization plans to block road access at major arteries in and out …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free Press

Blocked rail lines offer taste of First Nations economic …

Winnipeg Free PressFeb. 21, 2020

… delivered Friday by the leader of Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs’ Organization. … to First Nations in Manitoba, millions of acres,” Grand Chief Jerry Daniels told a …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV News

Southern Chiefs Organization says two-hour blockades will …

CTV NewsFeb. 21, 2020

The Southern Chiefs Organization says the blockades will last two hours on March 20, and are aimed at drawing attention to the plight facing Indigenous people.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV News

Indigenous artists offered $5K for art bringing attention to …

CTV NewsFeb. 10, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is looking for Indigenous artists to bring attention to the violence against Indigenous women, girls and people …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News

First Nations push for meeting with Manitoba government on …

APTN NewsFeb. 10, 2020
… conception or the development on an idea around any sort of land development or investment,” said Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Province needs to consult with First Nations on Lake Manitoba …

CBC.caFeb. 9, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels (standing) of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization fist bumps Chief Cornell MacLean after speaking at a public event hosted by the …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free Press

First Nations want input on flood outlet

Winnipeg Free PressFeb. 9, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization, said the province has no choice whether or not to meet with them. “We want to make one thing …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Manitoba to end birth alerts system that sometimes leads to …

CBC.caFeb. 1, 2020

Southern Chiefs Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said in a news release he welcomes the announcement but wonders why the change is not immediate.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News

‘Institutionalized racism’ behind over-representation of …

APTN NewsJan. 29, 2020
Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels says “institutionalized racism” is the reason the numbers keep climbing. “We have to come in and …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News

SCO Grand Chief says ‘societal change’ needed to end …

APTN NewsJan. 28, 2020
Dennis Ward Face to Face Jerry Daniels has a lot of priorities for his second term as the grand chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) in Manitoba.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.ca

Indigenous-led approach key to fixing ‘Indigenization’ of prison …

Globalnews.caJan. 23, 2020

… custody, the grand chief of Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) says Indigenous people need to be at the forefront of efforts to reform the system.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from PembinaValleyOnline.com

Acclamation Turns SCO Election Into 1st Nations Leadership …

PembinaValleyOnline.comJan. 13, 2020

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) gathered together with leadership from … “With the acclamation of Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, the election wasn’t held,” …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from PortageOnline.com

Local First Nation Chief Lists Benefits of SCO Advocacy Work

PortageOnline.comJan. 13, 2020

… and some First Nation communities in Southern Manitoba compared to others, and that’s part of what Southern Chiefs’ Organization is helping to resolve.

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from PortageOnline.com

SCO Makes History With its First Acclamation of Grand Chief

PortageOnline.comJan. 10, 2020

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of Southern Chiefs’ Organization will serve three more years as leader. He was acclaimed on Thursday, January 9. The swearing-in …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV News

For the first time ever a candidate ran unopposed for SCO …

CTV NewsJan. 10, 2020

WINNIPEG — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) named its next Grand Chief on Thursday, and for the first time in the organization’s history, the candidate …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from APTN News

‘A gigantic step backwards’: Manitoba chiefs criticize Quebec’s …

APTN NewsDec. 20, 2019

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) of Manitoba is calling out the Quebec, saying it’s “very disturbed” the province is challenging the constitutionality of Bill …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Amid uncertainty, Manitoba First Nations, Métis communities …

CBC.caDec. 3, 2019

‘There’s lots of hypotheticals’ surrounding Bill C-92, says Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. The federal bill is intended to address …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CityNews Winnipeg

Southern chiefs disappointed by throne speech

CityNews WinnipegNov. 20, 2019

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is voicing its displeasure over the province’s throne speech, saying it fails to address many areas that could help Indigenous …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Manitoba musicians rally for concert supporting storm evacuees

CBC.caNov. 7, 2019

That’s why she organized the Winter Storm Benefit Concert at the Pyramid Cabaret … All proceeds are going to the Southern Chiefs Organization’s 2019 winter …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenomics benefits everyone: expert

Winnipeg Free PressOct. 30, 2019

For instance, a study — spearheaded by the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO), the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), and the Rural Development …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Radio Canada International (en)

Southern Manitoba still reeling following fierce snowstorm

Radio Canada International (en)Oct. 14, 2019
“People are just looking for warmth and something to eat,” Jerry Daniels, grand chief of the Southern Chiefs Organization, told CBC News. “The necessities are …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Globalnews.ca

Manitoba First Nations can’t wait for formal emergency relief …

Globalnews.caOct. 13, 2019
The Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO), which said Sunday that it’s imploring Indigenous Services Canada to respond to the needs of these communities …

At least 9 Manitoba First Nations declare states of emergency …

CBC.caOct. 13, 2019
The Southern Chiefs Organization, which represents 34 southern First Nations, says many communities are in dire need. “We implore Indigenous Services …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous leaders eager for Supreme Court meeting

Winnipeg Free PressSep. 26, 2019
But there’s still a lot of work to do, said Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization. “I think that’s symbolic and I think it’s important, but I think …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Sun

Southern Chiefs call for end to birth alert policy

Winnipeg SunSep. 22, 2019
Manitoba’s Southern Chiefs’ Organization is calling for an end to the controversial birth alert policy in the province’s hospitals. On Wednesday, the Southern …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CTV News

Province reviewing use of controversial birth alerts

CTV NewsSep. 20, 2019
The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is calling for an end to the use of birth alerts. On Wednesday, the organization unanimously passed a resolution at the …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Brandon Sun

Take the time to hear them

Brandon SunSep. 19, 2019
Last Friday, members of the Southern Chiefs Organization and a handful of supporters … SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels told The Sun that day that he would like …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

Southern Chiefs’ Organization  signs ‘groundbreaking’ child …

CBC.caSep. 19, 2019

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization signed a memorandum of understanding with Macdonald Youth Services on Wednesday that will let the two work together on …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from CBC.ca

UN expert calls on governments to work with First Nations on …

CBC.caSep. 18, 2019
The conference was co-organized by the Southern Chiefs Organization and the … First Nations leaders and elders, and featured guest speakers like Chief Lee …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from News Talk 980 CJME

Round dance to temporarily block Trans-Canada at Sask …

News Talk 980 CJMESep. 14, 2019
According to the RCMP, the Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO), which represents 34 southern First Nation communities in Manitoba, is expected to hold a …

Highway round dance about unity

Brandon SunSep. 14, 2019
The goal, Southern Chiefs’ Organization Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said, was to raise awareness about various issues that affect Indigenous people. “We want to …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization from Winnipeg Free Press

Round dance to delay traffic on Trans-Canada

Winnipeg Free PressSep. 12, 2019

… sixth of seven peaceful dances planned by the Southern Chiefs’ Organization. … “It has been well received on the ground,” Grand Chief Jerry Daniels said on …

Story image for southern chiefs' organization aptn from APTN News

Plant walk a peek inside traditional medicine chest

APTN NewsJul. 22, 2019
Chief Jerry Daniels (left) and his uncle David Daniels lead a medicine walk through a Prairie meadow. (Beverly Andrews/APTN). Kathleen … David is an uncle of Jerry Daniels, grand chief of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization. SCO has more …