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.