SCO Newsletters

October 7, 2021

This newsletter showcases special highlights from the month of September, including National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. You can also catch up on SCO events, community visits, and meet our new staff.

August 18, 2021

This newsletter highlights our new SCO’s First Nation Experiences of Racism in Policing Report. You can also read up on some of our community members and their stories!

July 20, 2021

Get up to date on more IRS news. Read about some community travels, events, and more new staff!

June 30, 2021

Read up on more residential school news. Get up to date on our most recent event, community visits, SCO’s new staff and more.

June 8, 2021

This is a special edition of the SCO newsletter devoted to the overwhelming grief, anger, and trauma over the discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried in unmarked graves at the site of the former Kamloops residential school. This newsletter is dedicated to those beautiful souls, their families, and to all who mourn their loss.

May 19, 2021

Read up on some of our community highlights, news, and celebrate Indigenous Nurses Day!

May 4, 2021

This week’s newsletter highlights Earth Day, recent COVID-19 Vaccine updates, and more community visits! Check it out!

March 30, 2021

Check out our newsletter! This time we updated on our most recent Chiefs-in-Summit, a community visit, the COVID-18 Vaccine rollout, and more!

March 10, 2021

Get up to date on what some of our First Nation communites are doing, COVID-19 vaccine in Manitoba, and new staff! There is also a focus on racism in policing, and a call for inquiry into the process by which construction projects are awarded on First Nations, especially key water infrastructure projects.

February 22, 2021

Get in the know on our most recent community visits, community advocacy, vaccines and more! Don’t forget to also check out our Social Media cookbook campaign!

February 3, 2021

Check out what we had going on the past couple of weeks! Read about COVID-19 Vaccines, our community visit and more!  Taking a moment to highlight the great work our communities are doing throughout the pandemic and the current vaccine rollout.   We also have some great Social Media contests going on!

January 12, 2021

Get up to date on how we spent the end 2020 and how we started off our New Year!  SCO kicked off 2021 with a call to action for the provincial and federal governments. We are very proud to unveil our New Year’s Resolution Campaign!  Meet some of our new team members.  Also learn how you can get involved in creating a First Nation’s cookbook!

November 24 – December 8, 2020

Take the time to get updated on SCO’s response to government, COVID and incarceration, 16 days of activism, get to know SCO’s system navigators, and finally our harvesting rights!  Also take the time to check out our racism in health care survey.

November 10 – 24, 2020

It covers updates on COVID-19 and relevant government funding, our NEW COVID-19 Pathfinders who are here to help southern First Nation people, our First Nations Health Services and Child and Family Services Navigators, our Veterans Wall of Honour, and our 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

October 26 – November 9, 2020

Read about COVID-19 updates, including a new community testing site in Peguis First Nation, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels’ recent media interviews urging the province to step up their efforts to keep First Nation citizens and all Manitobans safe from COVID-19, SCO’s social media campaign for Indigenous Veterans Day and Domestic Violence Awareness Month, our current job openings, and much more!

October 19 – 25, 2020

From our rally in support of Mi’kmaq fishers, to our new scholarship fund with Vickar Automotive Group, the week of October 19 – 25 was full of important events and news!

Also included is information on the COVID-19 alert app, our newly hired Director of Health Transformation and the announcement of a Chief Peguis Statue at the Manitoba legislature. We fully support the Peguis Selkirk 200 Committee and all of the committee members including our own Grand Chief Jerry Daniels, and the others working tirelessly to make this project a reality – we certainly look forward to the unveiling of the finished piece!