AMC Congratulates Cora Morgan on New Role as Special Advisor to Manitoba Government
January 11, 2024
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba
Treaty One Territory, Manitoba – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) extends their congratulations to Cora Morgan as she takes on her newly appointed role as the Special Advisor on Indigenous Women’s Issues and Secretary to the Cabinet Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit Peoples, and Gender-Based Violence within the Manitoba government. Cora Morgan will collaborate closely with Families Minister Nahanni Fontaine.
Cora Morgan, an Anishinaabe woman and member of Sagkeeng First Nation, is a devoted mother who has committed her career to advocating for First Nations children, youth, and families within multiple systems, including child welfare and the criminal justice system. With unwavering compassion and determination, she has championed their cause. As the former First Nations Family Advocate, Morgan emerged as a prominent advocate, drawing attention to the unfair practices of child welfare agencies known as Birth Alerts.
“Cora Morgan played a critical role in the establishment of the First Nation Family Advocate Office and has helped shape how the office continues to assist First Nations families who are working to break cycles of trauma and ensuring their inherent rights as First Nations citizens are upheld and treated with respect,” says Grand Chief Cathy Merrick, “We are so proud to see the good work that Cora continues to undertake to support First Nations, and it was an honour that she shared her immense gifts to support those who continue to rely on the First Nations Family Advocate Office as an avenue to access justice for themselves and their families. We send our love and good prayers for her as she embarks on this important role within the Manitoba Government.”
The AMC is delighted to extend congratulations to Cora Morgan on her new role. With her years of expertise, we are confident that she will continue to make a positive impact on the lives of First Nations Women, Girls, and Two-Spirit Peoples affected by the MMIWG2S+ crisis and gender-based violence in Manitoba.
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About the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
The AMC was formed in 1988 by the Chiefs in Manitoba to advocate on issues that commonly affect First Nations in Manitoba. AMC is an authorized representative of 62 of the 63 First Nations in Manitoba with a total of more than 171,000 First Nation citizens in the province, accounting for approximately 12 percent of the provincial population. AMC represents a diversity of Anishinaabe (Ojibway), Nehetho / Ininew (Cree), Anishininew (Ojibwe-Cree), Denesuline (Dene) and Dakota Oyate (Dakota) peoples.