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Open Letter from MKO – Letter to the Thompson Mayor: Mistreatment of First Nations customers at Thompson Walmart

July 8, 2020 Mayor Colleen Smook City of Thompson 226 Mystery Lake Road Thompson, MB R8N 1S6 Re: Mistreatment of First Nations customers at Thompson Walmart Dear Mayor Smook, As the Grand Chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc., my office has received complaints about the ongoing mistreatment of First Nations citizens when they […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202025 Views

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AMC expresses concern over the Protocol Agreement between the Assembly of First Nations and Indigenous Services Canada

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is expressing concern over the protocol agreement between the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Indigenous Service Canada (ISC) intended to facilitate implementation of Bill C-92, and the coercive pressure it creates for First Nations to opt into Bill C-92, An Act Respecting First […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 202024 Views

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Province Calling for Expressions of Interest for Social Impact Bond to Reduce Youth Recidivism

July 8, 2020 The Manitoba government is seeking a service provider to deliver a social impact bond that will help to reduce recidivism among youth and prevent further involvement with the justice system, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “Our government is committed to reducing the recidivism rates of youth as part of our Criminal […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202031 Views

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Open Letter from MKO – Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Resolution #2019-08-01: Termination of Airport Searches by Northern Airport and Marine Operations, Manitoba Infrastructure

July 7, 2020 The Honourable Cliff Cullen Minister of Justice and Attorney General 110 Legislative Building 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 Re: Resolution #2019-08-01: Termination of Airport Searches by Northern Airport and Marine Operations, Manitoba Infrastructure Dear Minister Cullen, As the Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc., I am writing on behalf […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202031 Views

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Southern Chiefs’ Organization Offers Support for Systemic CFS Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 7, 2020 – ANISHINAABE & DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is pleased to see that the process of implementing First Nations’ jurisdiction in relation to child and family services (Bill C-92) in a meaningful way continues to move forward at the federal level. Grand Chief Daniels noted, “We are […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202028 Views

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MKO: Guidance on Re-Opening Northern, Remote, Isolated, and Indigenous Communities

Jul 7, 2020 A new document was published on June 30, 2020, to share guidance on re-opening Northern, remote, isolated, and Indigenous communities. This document draws upon the April 30, 2020, recommendations from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Federal/Provincial/Territorial (F/P/T) Special Advisory Committee (SAC) on COVID-19 for Lifting of Restrictive Public Health Measures. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202035 Views

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MB Government: Province Increases Protection of Natural Habitats in Two Provincial Parks

July 7, 2020 Supports the Nature Pillar of Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan: Guillemard The Manitoba government has changed land-use categories in Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, ensuring the protection and sustainability of 6,065 hectares of natural habitat and species in these areas, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard announced today. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202037 Views

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Important info for MKO First Nations re: COVID reimbursement

Jul 6, 2020 First Nations can submit their proposals for COVID-19 expense reimbursement to the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) until July 31, 2020. The Manitoba First Nations Pandemic Response Team has created the following resources that may be helpful in completing your proposal: An info poster with general information and tips for developing […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202029 Views

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The AMC opposes the government of Manitoba’s interference with First Nation jurisdiction under the guise of COVID-19 emergency measures

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) is expressing vehement opposition to the Province of Manitoba overstepping its jurisdiction by using the COVID-­‐19 pandemic emergency response measures to apply provincial policy on First Nations through its attempt to ban smoking in casinos and VLT areas on reserves in Manitoba indefinitely. AMC […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 202031 Views

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Archaeology project hopes to reveal the lives of pre-contact Indigenous farmers

July 6, 2020 A joint research project by Brandon University (BU) and the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) will tell us more about the way Indigenous people lived in southwestern Manitoba before the arrival of Europeans. Brandon University Department of Anthropology Professor Dr. Mary Malainey and the MAS have received Manitoba Heritage Grant funding to support […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 202034 Views

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