Manitoba Female Chiefs Honored at Assembly

Posted By Rhonda Head July 22nd, 2017 Last Updated on: July 22nd, 2017

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. 

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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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