The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs recognizes November 20 as National Child Day

Grand Chief Arlen Dumas visits with Sheldon Steuart, age 11

November 20, 2018

Treaty One Territory, Manitoba


Treaty One Territory, MB – Today is National Child Day. It is a day to recognize the importance of children as our future. The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs strives to honour, protect, and promote the rights of First Nations children through a number of initiatives including:
“Children are the most important members of our communities, our teachings tell us that they are the closest to the Creator and they are sacred,” said Grand Chief Arlen Dumas.

“On National Child Day and every day, it’s important for us to remember that we are borrowing this land from our children. Through the advocacy work we do at the AMC, we aim to create a better, brighter future for all First Nations children.”
As part of National Child Day, the First Nations Family Advocate Office is hosting a self-advocacy workshop for parents and caregivers today.