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Children from 10 Southern First Nations Looking Forward to Visits from Orange Santa

Press Release

Every Child Deserves to Feel Special at Christmas:
Grand Chief Jerry Daniels

December 8, 2021

ANISHINAABE AND DAKOTA TERRITORY, MB — The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) is making holiday dreams come true for thousands of children in 10 southern First Nations though its new Orange Santa campaign starting today, Grand Chief Jerry Daniels announced.

“The holidays are a great time for family, friends and community to come together in a good way, showing love and sharing happiness,” said Daniels. “SCO is pleased to bring the Orange Santa team to our member First Nations to highlight that every child matters. We’re looking forward to bringing some Christmas joy to our little ones!”

SCO’s Orange Santa team will begin visiting communities starting today, bringing holiday cheer including presents, treats, and the opportunity to have their pictures taken with Orange Santa.

Grand Chief Daniels noted that 10 First Nation communities will be receiving visits from Santa, including Birdtail Sioux, Ebb and Flow, Roseau River, Poplar River, Bloodvein, Dakota Plains, Keseekoowenin, Skownan, Sagkeeng and Lake Manitoba.

In addition to support from SCO, thanks goes to sponsors including Vickar Automotive Group, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and Teekca’s Boutique for helping to bring joy to children at this special time of year.

Follow SCO’s social media pages to see pictures of Orange Santa’s adventures until the campaign concludes December 22nd!


The Southern Chiefs’ Organization represents 34 First Nations and more than 80,500 citizens in what is now called southern Manitoba. SCO is an independent political organization that protects,

preserves, promotes, and enhances First Nations peoples’ inherent rights, languages, customs, and traditions through the application and implementation of the spirit and intent of the Treaty-making process.

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