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Northern Urban Reserves, Municipalities, and Economic Development Forum

April 9th and 10th 2019

At the TRCC in Thompson, MB

9:00 am – 4:30 pm 

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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.

1st Video- Bunibonibee Cree Nation Chief Tim Muskego, alongside Councillor Tessa Weenusk and Councillor Luke Muskego jigging on the Knee Lake Ice Road for the #IceRoadChallenge. He challenges all of the MKO Chiefs to jig on the ice for the Ice Road Challenge, too.


2nd Video- Shamattawa First Nation Chief Eric Redhead and Council, with band staff all jigging for the #IceRoadChallenge. He challenges MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee.


3rd Video- MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee does his #IceRoadChallenge Red River jig on the Red River in response to challenge from Chief Redhead. Grand Chief Settee challenges SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels and AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas to do the challenge next. 

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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