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.

Reclaiming and Honouring Our Spirit Workshops

Winnipeg workshop: July 23 and 24, 2019

*Brandon workshop: July 25 and 26, 2019

Learning objectives
1: To give hope
2: Honouring the loss
3: New beginnings 

This two-day workshop will look at teaching tools that will guide and help support you in your daily walk.

Workshop facilitator: Mary Azure-Laubmann, MSW, Clinical Therapist 

Who should attend: Individuals living in Manitoba who have been impacted by the tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls

For more information or to register, contact:

Hilda Anderson-Pyrz
Manager, MMIWG Liaison Unit
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
Toll-free: 1.800.442.0488
Cellular: 1.204.307.5919
Email: [email protected]

*You can find the poster for our Brandon event here.



Our 38th Annual General Assembly is taking place in Opaskwayak Cree Nation from August 13 to 15, 2019.

If you have any questions please call us at 204-927-7500.

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

MKO staff were in Shamattawa First Nation this week to build relationships with community & connect with families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Thanks to the community for welcoming and trusting us. #MKONorth #MMIWG


We have been sharing the Calls to Justice from the Final Report of @MMIWG on our FB page.

Today’s call is #2.7: ”We call upon all governments to adequately fund and support Indigenous-led initiatives to improve the representation of Indigenous Peoples in media and pop culture.”

People in the #Brandon or #Winnipeg areas who are impacted by the issue of missing & murdered Indigenous women & girls can attend free upcoming events on reclaiming & honour their spirits.

Full workshop details:

#mkonorth #mmiwg

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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