Manitoba Female Chiefs Honored at Assembly

Manitoba Female Chiefs Honored at Assembly

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs had their Annual General Assembly in northern Manitoba at Nelson House, Manitoba on July 18-20, 2017.  A growing number of female leadership has been steadily on the rise.  

The leaders were given recognition in front of the assembly.  The women were presented with a red shawl with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs logo. 

The following female chiefs were present: 

Pimicikamak Cree Nation Chief Cathy Merrick, Marcel Colomb Chief Priscilla Colomb, Oo-Chi-Chak Konispi Chief Stephanie Blackbird, Tataskwayak Chief Doreen Spence, Pine Creek Chief Karen Batson, War Lake Chief Betsy Kennedy, and Canupawakpa Chief Viola Eastman.

Missing from photo:  Swan Lake Chief Francine Meeches, Poplar River First Nation Vera Mitchell and Opaskwayak Cree Nation Vice-Chief Jennifer Flett.

Manitoba has 63 First Nation communities. 

About Rhonda Head

Rhonda is from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. Rhonda is a Mezzo-Soprano Singer and has received 11 music nominations for the CDs that she has released to date.

Rhonda was communication officer for her reserve for 5 years and Editor for the local paper Natotawin. Rhonda enjoys interviewing the people who are involved in the pow-wow community and the music scene.

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