Agreement will improve health, safety in Manitoba First Nations communities

Isolated First Nations communities in Manitoba will soon have access to improved emergency response training and abuse prevention strategies.The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Canadian Red Cross signed an agreement Thursday in Winnipeg.Story continues below

“We need to make sure our own citizens are trained and in place to help out at the ground level when emergencies arise, especially in the more isolated communities,” Grand Chief Arlen Dumas said.RELATED: Feds commit $800K to Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs First Nations Family AdvocateConrad Sauvé, President of the Canadian Red Cross said the deal builds on an already strong relationship between the two organizations.“It is in this spirit of cooperation, respect and partnership that the Red Cross is committed to the development of strategies and initiatives intended to help improve the well-being of First Nations in Manitoba. This includes helping to enhance their emergency response capacity,” Sauvé said.WATCH: Red Cross sharing expertise to empower Manitoba First Nations communities