Covid 19 Statement
The Covid-19 pandemic has clearly identified the most vulnerable populations in our society, including Canada’s First Nations people. As a revolutionary but practical solution to that vulnerability, MAWG is advancing a modern annuity as a means to empower First Nations people to choose for themselves how they want to live and be governed.
former Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) and co-chair of MAWG
"I see the winds of change sweeping our homeland as our demands for respect and honour are finally being heard."
recent special adviser to the federal Minister of ESDC
"Modernized annuities could lift a great many of Canada's First Nation children out of poverty, not just in FN communities but in cities, too."
News and features
CBC: Open letter
By Sheila North
CBC, July 1, 2020
Dear Canada, dear Canadians,
You are beautiful. True, north, strong and free. So why are you mean, so ignorant, rude and hateful?! Not all the time and not all of you.
By Sheilla Jones and Sheila North
Toronto Star, December 23, 2019
The origin of a potentially ground-breaking step toward meaningful reconciliation between Canada's first people and settlers can be laid at the feet of Métis leader Louis Riel. Literally.
With Sheilla Jones, Sheila North, and APTN host Melissa Ridgen.
September 6, 2019
Promoting Let the People Speak, Global News Morning Winnipeg, Global TV, September 19, 2019
Video: Redirecting money from Indigenous Affairs to Status Indians, APTN, April 7, 2019, 16:35
Indigenous Affairs portfolio is democratically flawed, by Sheilla Jones, Ottawa Sun, January 12, 2019