In 1971, the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood, now the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, presented their influential position paper Wahbung: Our Tomorrows to Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau and the Government of Canada.

Manitoba First Nations along with our brothers and sisters in other provinces including Alberta First Nations’ famous Red Paper also presented policy papers that not only rejected Trudeau’s controversial White Paper that was written in 1969, but more importantly expressed our relatives’ views on the direction they wanted to take to become self-determined.

Grand Chief Arlen Dumas often refers to Wahbung: Our Tomorrows and respects what our leaders of those days wanted to accomplish. He upholds the views and recommendations outlined in Wahbung: Our Tomorrows and uses the position paper as a guideline in his leadership.

Click here to read Wahbung: Our Tomorrows.