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.

November 14, 2019

Grand Chief Garrison Settee shares a message for World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2019.






November 15, 2019:

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Our Santa Express Fundraising Social is CANCELLED.

Please consider attending our Thompson social on December 7 (scroll down for more info) or supporting our initiative via our Go Fund Me page

Santa Express is an initiative that MKO organizes to bring smiles to children in Northern Manitoba. We are asking for your support!

Click here for more information about our Santa Express initiative. 




December 7, 2019:

MKO is hosting a Frosty Fest Social in Thompson on December 7. 

Tickets are $25. Please consider attending to help us make our Santa Express a success. 

There will be live entertainment, door prizes, a silent auction, and 50/50 draws.

To purchase tickets please contact:

Pat Godin
Phone: 204.677.1600
Email: [email protected]

Lacey Fourre
Phone: 204.307.0877
Email: [email protected] 

August 19, 2019:

The Federal Court has approved a nation-wide class settlement to compensate survivors for harms suffered while attending Federal Indian Day Schools and Federal Day Schools.

The settlement includes compensation for eligible Survivor Class Members ranging from $10,000 to $200,000 based on the level of harm experienced as well as the creation of a Legacy Fund of $200 million to support commemoration projects, health and wellness projects, and language and culture initiatives.

To be eligible for direct compensation, a person must have attended at least one of the Federal Indian Day Schools or Federal Day Schools funded, managed and controlled by Canada,

Information about how to make a claim will become available on this website in the coming weeks. If you’d like to read more about this settlement on our website, click here

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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MKO Grand Chief's message for World Diabetes Day via @YouTube #MKONorth #WorldDiabetesDay

Grand Chief Garrison Settee met with the Northern Authority and legal counsel on the implementation of the family law for our MKO First Nation communities, families, and children. #MKONorth


The First Nations Health and Social Secretariat of Manitoba is honoured to be hosting the:

3rd Bienniel World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference
“Strength in our Communities”
August 25-27, 2020, in Winnipeg, MB

For more info on the event: #MKONorth


“We need to lower the unemployment rates... we can make a concerted effort. We have to look at what things we can do together to address unemployment in the North,” said Grand Chief Settee at a meeting w/ the Honourable Ralph Eichler the Honourable Eileen Clarke today. #MKONorth

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Thompson Office

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