AMC Celebrates Mother’s Day 2022

May 6, 2022

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba


Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – This weekend The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC), along with millions of others across Turtle Island, will gather to honour motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of matriarchs in First Nations communities.

Acting Grand Chief Cornell McLean states, “The bond that we have with our mothers, whether biological or not, is a sacred bond that is like no other. So today, let us give gratitude to the special women in our lives and shower them with love.”

Motherhood comes in many forms; it may be in the form of a biological mother, an adoptive parent, an older sister who steps in to raise their siblings or an Elder from the community who cares for and protects the youth. Regardless, no matter what form they may come in, a First Nations mother is an advocate, a protector, a confidant, and a friend. And she is, of course, as resilient as they come.

“We also acknowledge single parents who take on the role of both mother and father. Today is about expressing appreciation for those that have made the commitment to be there for little ones in a loving and protective way.” Acting Grand Chief McLean states.

On this year’s Mother’s Day, AMC encourages those in Manitoba First Nations to shower their mothers with love and gratitude. And remember that a gift does not have to be monetary; a gift can simply be in the form of a handwritten card, a meal or even a day spent together showing love and appreciation to Mother Nature.

“May we celebrate our mothers today and every day, and give them gratitude always,” concludes Acting Grand Chief Cornell McLean. “They have always put us before them; so now it is our turn to put them before us.”