Save the Date

Northern Urban Reserves, Municipalities, and Economic Development Forum

April 9th and 10th 2019

At the TRCC in Thompson, MB

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

For more information please click the button below to view the whole poster.

Doing it Our Way- Our Traditions

Child Welfare Transformation Forum

March 26 and 27, 2019

Polo Park Holiday Inn, Winnipeg, MB

This forum will provide the opportunity for front-line workers, youth, elders and community leaders to share their experiences, knowledge and traditions on First Nation child and family matters.  

Please see full poster for registration details. 

Tataskweyak Gaming 17th Annual Fishing Derby

Split Lake, Manitoba- Ferry Landing

Saturday, April 6, 2019

12 Noon – 4:00 pm

Working with Northern First Nations to maintain, strengthen, protect and develop political, economical, judicial, social, language and cultural, policies, inherent treaty and Aboriginal rights and to enhance quality of life while advancing the powers, authority and autonomy of Indigenous governments.

Happy International Women’s Day from the Leadership of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.

Posted by Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. on Friday, March 8, 2019

Grand Chief Garrison Settee on International Women’s Day.

1st Video- Bunibonibee Cree Nation Chief Tim Muskego, alongside Councillor Tessa Weenusk and Councillor Luke Muskego jigging on the Knee Lake Ice Road for the #IceRoadChallenge. He challenges all of the MKO Chiefs to jig on the ice for the Ice Road Challenge, too.


2nd Video- Shamattawa First Nation Chief Eric Redhead and Council, with band staff all jigging for the #IceRoadChallenge. He challenges MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee.


3rd Video- MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee does his #IceRoadChallenge Red River jig on the Red River in response to challenge from Chief Redhead. Grand Chief Settee challenges SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels and AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas to do the challenge next. 

Grand Chief Bulletin


January 22, 2019


Prior to the opening of today’s Chiefs Assembly on Health Transformation, which is being held in Thompson in Treaty 5 on the traditional territory of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Settee was honoured to be bestowed through ceremony with his Chief’s headdress.  Led by Elder Ed Azure, with support from Chief Marcel Moody of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, the ceremony acknowledged the history, teachings, significance, and responsibilities of the leader bestowed with the traditional headdress.

About MKO

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO),
MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a
collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, aboriginal and human rights
for the citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO
First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10.

Latest Tweets

Dear @CanadianPM and @Bill_Morneau - a question I have about Budget 2019 is where are the funds to implement the pending recommendations of the MMIW inquiry? To honour the families and the loved ones who were lost there must be action.

Tonight, on behalf of National Chief @perrybellegarde and the AFN we dropped off coffee and snacks for the MPs & staff from ALL parties. They have votes late into the night & we wanted to thank them in advance for prioritizing #FirstNation issues in this year’s election. #cdnpoli


Thank you Sr Special Assistant Western Canada Sherry Anne Smith and @ISC_Minister staff for meeting with Grand Chief Settee to discuss resources for bringing the MKO leadership together for important deliberations, a core function of the MKO secretariat


Great to meet with @MPMihychuk and @stbstvdan to discuss accessibility and repatriation of northern MB First Nations historical artifacts as well as pressing MKO organizational priorities

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Thompson Office

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