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.

National Indigenous Peoples Day happens on Friday, June 21. Below is the poster for Thompson. The celebration begins with a sunrise ceremony at 4:47am in McLean Park.

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.

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Here is the schedule of events for the June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day celebrations at McLean Park in Thompson. #MKONorth

If any First Nations in #Manitoba want to apply for this funding, you can get help with the application from the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council. Contact the executive director by email at [email protected] to ask for help. Apply by July 19.

Apply by July 19: The Gov of Canada is providing $3.6million to expand the use of sport&physical activity programming to improve social development in Indigenous communities. Email [email protected] for an application.

The Aboriginal Schoolof Dance is hosting a summer camp from July 15 to 18 in Winnipeg.

For info or to sign up please email: [email protected]

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Thompson Office

Phone: (204) 677-1600
Fax: (204) 778-7655
Toll Free: 1-800-442-0488
206-55 Selkirk Avenue
Thompson MB R8N 0M5