The First Nations Women’s Council continues to work to advance the well-being of women, children, families and communities. This includes numerous issues such as: Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls; human trafficking; stopping the sexual exploitation of children, girls and women; child welfare; domestic violence; and gender equity.

It is essential women re-occupy a sacred place in our families, communities and nations, and have a strong leadership role within the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs through the First Nations Women’s Council (FNCW).

In 2017, the FNCW expanded to 11 members. We look forward to the continued support of Manitoba First Nations leaders on the contributions of First Nations women in resolving issues that affect all First Nations people to ensure healthy and strong individuals, families and nations. This support includes working with the AMC’s Grandmothers Council.

Council Members:

Chief Francine Meeches, Swan Lake First Nation

Chief Betsy Kennedy, War Lake First Nation

Chief Cathy Merrick, Cross Lake

Chief Viola Eastman, Canupawakpa Dakota Nation

Chief Stephanie Blackbird, O-Chi-Chak-Ko-Sipi First Nation

Chief Vera Mitchell, Poplar River First Nation

Chief Doreen Spence, Tataskweyak Cree Nation

Chief Karen Batson, Pine Creek First Nation

& Councillors