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.

Plan to attend: 

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

Our agenda for the Assembly is now available. You can download a PDF copy here

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

Staff from our Thompson and Winnipeg offices gathered this week in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. We thank the community for hosting us during our #MKOAGA2019.

We posted 93 more photos from our Assembly on our Facebook page today.

“I am so inspired by the work that was completed at our Assembly this week. I thank the leadership for taking time out of their busy schedules to meet and provide direction to MKO on the advocacy work we need to carry out in the coming year,” says Grand Chief Garrison Settee.

Restoring Inherent Jurisdiction: Advocating for Northern First Nations at MKO’s 38th Annual General Assembly

Read our media release here: #MKONorth #MKOAGA2019

Our Annual Report was released at our 38th Annual General Assembly earlier this week. The report provides a snapshot of the work that MKO has carried out over the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

You can access our report online here:

#MKONorth #MKOAGA2019

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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