SCO Launches Health Care Heroes Campaign

February 14, 2024

“SCO appreciates our health care heroes and we thank them for their contributions.” – Grand Chief Daniels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2024

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is launching a campaign to recognize health care professionals who support First Nations citizens from SCO Nations. The Health Care Heroes Campaign will run for one year and will profile workers in the health care field who strive to improve the health and well-being of our citizens and Nations.

“The Southern Chiefs’ Organization wants to showcase professionals in health care to uplift these important individuals and thank them for their contributions,” said Grand Chief Jerry Daniels. “As Health Transformation works toward closing the 11-year life expectancy gap between First Nations people and other Manitobans, it’s important to showcase the health care professionals who are supporting this mission.”

The goals of the Health Care Heroes Campaign are to get people interested and excited about working in health and pursuing a career in the field. We invite current health care workers to think about employment within the new southern health authority.

“Health care workers are crucial in protecting and preserving First Nations citizens and culture,” shared Chief Gordon Bluesky of Brokenhead First Nation. “With the new provincial government, we are hopeful that a more robust health care system will support our people in living longer, healthier lives.”

SCO invites health care professionals who work within SCO First Nations to participate in the campaign by sending an email titled “Health Care Heroes” to We also invite people to nominate health care workers by sending a message to the same email address and providing the person’s name, occupation, and contact information.


The Southern Chiefs’ Organization represents 34 First Nations and more than 87,000 citizens in what is now called southern Manitoba. SCO is an independent political organization that protects, preserves, promotes, and enhances First Nations peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.

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