Based on Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs’ Chiefs in Assembly Resolution JUL-13.08 Re: Interim Manitoba First Nations Health Incorporated Entity to Pursue Tripartite Collaboration for a Unified Health System: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Chiefs in Assembly approve the following interim corporate entity: Manitoba First Nations Interim Health Secretariat (with the Chiefs in Assembly as the membership of the Incorporated entity and the Chiefs Task Force on Health to be the Board of Directors).
The goal of the First Nations Health & Social Secretariat of Manitoba (FNHSSM) is for First Nations in Manitoba to have increased opportunities to participate in: the planning & development of a Unified Health System in Manitoba; the influence of regional and national health policy, health systems and program development in areas including, but not limited to, health consultation, maternal child health, e-Health/Panorama, youth suicide, mental health, inter-governmental health, health & social determinants of health, health research, web-based home & community care training, health governance, and infrastructure support.
The FNHSSM will work with the 60 AMC member First Nations, 7 tribal councils, and PTOs in Manitoba, and it is structured and mandated to pursue tripartite collaboration for a unified health system in Manitoba. The FNHSSM was created in 2014 and functions under the direction of the Chiefs-in-Assembly and a Board of Directors. It will provide regular updates to the AMC Executive Council of Chiefs (ECC).
The objectives of the FNHSSM are to carry out business in the areas of health and social development for First Nations in Manitoba that are founded in the Treaty and inherent right to health and that are culturally appropriate, holistic, and community-based. To these ends, it will:
The FNHSSM mission is to support MFNs in achieving & maintaining total well-being by:
Within the FNHSSM, all department managers will report to the Director of Health, who will report to the Board of Directors. The Chairperson will provide regular updates to the ECC and will report, at least annually, to the Chiefs in Assembly for guidance, support and direction. Externally, the Director of Health will report to all funding bodies as outlined in funding arrangements.