• Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - April 23rd - 28th, 2018
  • Atamiskākēwak

Cora Morgan



Cora Morgan is an Anishinaabe mother from Sagkeeng First Nation. Her most cherished role in life is being a mother, and she is very passionate about the well-being of children. Her education background is in Native Studies and Economic Development, having studied at the University of Manitoba. She spent much of her career in Employment and Training and Economic Development. She has developed numerous training initiatives, business startups, programs and services, and has spent several years in various leadership roles. Her career extended to restorative justice services in 2006. She became the Executive Director of Onashowewin Justice Circle, a restorative justice program for Indigenous families. Her work at Onashowewin fostered a growing awareness of the connections between the justice and Child and Family Services systems. She identified the needs for children and families to be supported holistically.

Her commitment to strengthen First Nation families led to being selected as the first Advocate of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs First Nations Family Advocate Office in 2015. The First Nations Family Advocate Office is the first of its kind in Canada. In every capacity, Cora has committed to understanding the intergenerational impacts of residential school. She sees a direct correlation between the losses of First Nations children to the residential schools, the Sixties Scoop and the current Child and Family Services system. That is what brought her to her current role as the First Nations Family Advocate.