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 happened on Friday, June 21. The celebration began with a sunrise ceremony at 4:47am in MacLean Park in Thompson, Manitoba.

Thank you to all of the attendees, sponsors, and hardworking staff and volunteers that made National Indigenous Peoples Day the success that it was! 

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

We updated our Twitter cover photo to this great image of nature students enjoying their graduation at the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in Northern #Manitoba.

Photo by Cheryl Linklater. #MKONorth

We received this inspiring photo of Caroline Campbell-Buck & Margaret Anderton from Moose Lake. These two women went back to school to become grade 12 graduates of the Frontier Adult Education Program.

It’s never too late to go back to school! Congrats Caroline and Margaret. 🎓

NORTHERN PRIDE (part 2): We have received quite a few photos of people who are graduating from First Nations in Northern Manitoba. It’s great to see each and every one of their smiling faces.

Congratulations to all of the Northern graduates. You make us proud. #MKONorth


A member of the York Factory First Nation and a fluent #Cree speaker, Hunter goes above and beyond his assigned duties. He is a great role model for other youth.

We hope he will return to work with MKO after he furthers his studies at University of Manitoba in the fall of 2019.

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Winnipeg Office

Phone: (204) 927-7500
Fax: (204) 927-7509
Toll Free: 1-800-442-0488
Suite 1601–275 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 2B3


Thompson Office

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