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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.

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Directory: Indigenous Organizations in Manitoba

Directory: Indigenous Organizations in Manitoba

The document Indigenous Organizations in Manitoba: A Directory of Groups and Programs Organized by or for First Nations, Inuit, and Metis People was compiled, edited, and printed by the Indigenous Inclusion Directorate, Manitoba Education and Training and Indigenous...

April 2020:

Did you know? MKO has a COVID-19 webpage where you can find regular updates. Visit the webpage on a regular basis to find information on various funding opportunities; health resources; helpful links; media releases and updates; links to news stories featuring MKOvideo messages; public service announcements; and resources for First Nations. Find Grand Chief Garrison Settee’s special musical message for front line workers on our webpage or on Youtube.

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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The deadline to apply is July 17, 2020.

Find out more about the responsibilities of this position, the qualifications, and how to apply here: (scroll down to find the link for this position) #MKONorth #careers

The @wpgpolice is hiring for the position of Family Liaison Contact, who will gather info from agencies to help families of missing & murdered Indigenous women & girls (#MMIWG).

The position is a valuable resource to investigators and works as a supporting team member.

A new document has been developed to provide info about knowledge, guidance, & public health orders related to #COVID19 for Sundance Leaders to use as they make decisions & plans about their ceremonies in #Manitoba.


Have you visited our #MKONorth website? If not, check it out for resources that may be helpful to you/someone you know.

We’ve been posting info for First Nations communities & citizens on a regular basis. Scroll down our website to see new info:

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