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Empowering First Nations families

  • Modernizing treaty annuities to reflect land values

  • Extending annuities to all Status FN families

Sheila North

former Grand Chief of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO)

I see the winds of change sweeping our homeland as our demands for respect and honour are finally being heard.

Ed Schreyer

former Governor General of Canada

That Treaty annuity payments remaining frozen at $5 after almost 150 years is clearly an unconscionable absurdity.

Wayne Helgason

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.

Sheilla Jones

Senior Fellow,  Frontier Centre for Public Policy

There can be no reconciliation until ordinary First Nations families are empowered to decide for themselves how they want to live and be governed.

News and features

Elder Glenn Cochrane

Live stream:  

Elder Glenn Cochrane offers a blessing, with emcee Wayne Helgason, at the start of the book launch for Let the People Speak, live streamed by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy

September 19, 2019


Let the People Speak:

CTV Morning Live host Nicole Dube, with Sheilla Jones, Senior Fellow, Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Sheila North, former Grand Chief of MKO. September 16, 2019

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APTN National News on Facebook

With Sheilla Jones, Sheila North, and APTN host Melissa Ridgen. September 6, 2019

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Book launch

Sheila North (left) and Sheilla Jones (right) sign copies of Let the People Speak: Oppression in a time of reconciliation

at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Mall, Winnipeg on September 19, 2019.

Global News Morning Winnipeg with host Kahla Evans, with Sheila North and Sheilla Jones.

September 19, 2019

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