About AMC

Representing Manitoba First Nations

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs was formed in 1988 by the Chiefs in Manitoba to advocate for issues commonly affecting First Nations in Manitoba. AMC represents 62 of the 63 First Nations in Manitoba, with more than 171,000 First Nations citizens in the province, accounting for approximately 12 per cent of the provincial population. AMC represents a diversity of Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Nehetho (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dene and Dakota people and traditions.

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs was previously known as the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood.

Current and Former AMC Grand Chiefs:

  • Cathy Merrick, Pimicikamak Cree Nation – Elected October 2022 – present
  • Arlen Dumas, Mathias Colomb Cree Nation – served from 2017 to 2022
  • Derek Nepinak, Minegoziibe Anishinabe (Pine Creek First Nation) – served from 2011 to 2017
  • Ron Evans, Norway House Cree Nation – served from 2005 to 2011
  • Dennis White Bird, Rolling River First Nation – served from 2000 to 2005
  • Rod Bushie, Hollow Water First Nation – served from 1997 to 2000
  • Phil Fontaine,Sagkeeng First Nation – served from 1989 to 1997
  • Louis Stevenson, Peguis First Nation – served from 1987 to 1989

Today the AMC represents several First Nation policy sectors, including:

  • Eagle’s Nest
  • EAGLE Urban Transition Centre
  • Executive Council of Chiefs
  • First Nations Family Advocate Office
  • Gaming
  • Grandmothers Council
  • Health
  • Patient Advocate Unit
  • Special Needs Advocate Unit
  • Treaty Relations
  • First Nations Women’s Council
  • Jordan’s Principle