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Survey for MKO youth ages 12 to 18

Survey for MKO youth ages 12 to 18

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) is seeking direction from youth ages 12 to 18 from MKO communities on possible programming to support you during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Please complete the following survey by Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 11:59 pm Central...

Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM) – “Breathe” PSA

“Breathe” is Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin’s first video public service announcement which is part of KIM’s multi-phased Immunity Wellness Campaign. The first phase of the health campaign is designed to promote awareness of “minoayawin” (Cree for “wellness”) and to encourage northern First Nations in Manitoba to protect their loved ones through preventative measures such as getting the flu vaccine and promoting self-care.

Click here to open video with YouTube. 

KIM would like to thank to the following for participating in the production of the “Breathe” video (in alphabetical order):

Aidan Wilson, Augustine Tssessaze (aka Modeste Tessessage), Cheryl Moore, CoPilot Collective, Cynthia Boehm, Dacapo Studios, Dr. Barry Lavallee, Darryl Buck, Ed Azure, Elder Jack Robinson, Elder Larry Beardy, Eva Goulet, Jean Merasty, Judy Spence, Kenny Braun, Kevin McKay, Leon Tssessaze, Lou Moodie, Margaret Hart, Moriah Davis, Quinton Dettanikkeaze, Simon Samuels, Sparrow Wilson, Teena Legris, Teyara Braun, Theresa Yetman, and Zippoorah Mercredi.

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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Earlier today, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) announced the launch of a survey for youth ages 12-18 from MKO communities. The survey launches today and closes at 11:59 pm Central Time on Tuesday, March 16.

MKO youth can access our survey here:

Reminder: the deadline to apply for the Jordan's Principle Scholarship is March 31, 2021. Named in honour of Jordan River Anderson, the scholarship will be awarded to First Nations students studying children's health or children with disabilities. Visit

Youth ages 12 to 18 from MKO communities are encouraged to complete the survey. Youth who complete the entire survey will be entered into a draw to win a $50 gift card. There will be 10 chances to win.

Youth can complete the survey here:

MKO Launches Survey for Youth Ages 12 to 18 to Gather Insights on Support Needed as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues #MKONorth #MKOYouth

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