First Nations Women’s Council
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.
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