Grand Chief Settee has worked to establish a team of support staff and advisors to support his role as Grand Chief of MKO. He continues to bring awareness and advocacy to the important files of the MKO First Nations and people. Each member of the Political Team is helping us to increase our effectiveness as an organization and to open lines of communication.
Melanie Ferris, Communications Officer
Melanie handles the internal and external communications for MKO. This includes developing and managing tools such as our newsletters, website, brochures, posters, social media, and other items. She also handles media relations and is responsible for developing and distributing media releases and advisories. If you want to request an interview with MKO’s Grand Chief, please email [email protected] or call/text her at 204-612-1284.
Clyde Flett, Assistant to Grand Chief
Clyde is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Grand Chief. This includes ensuring all documents are prepared for meetings and engagements. He responds to calls and emails from Chiefs and Councillors and communities and to other enquiries. Clyde provides technical and advisory services. You can email [email protected] or call/text him at 204-390-2702.
Stewart Hill, Senior Research and Policy Analyst
Stewart is responsible for responding to issues or policy concerns brought to the attention of MKO in the natural resources, environment and lands sectors, and anything related to their development or allocation that affect, or might affect, the Aboriginal and Treaty rights of MKO citizens. Stewart provides research, writing, technical and advisory services. He also does research and policy analysis of a general nature on any other issue affecting or pertaining to MKO citizens. You can email [email protected] or call/text him at 204-794-4384.
Karen Kejick, Intergovernmental Relations Analyst
Karen is responsible for building and enhancing MKO’s political relations at the international, national, and regional levels. She also advises on key legislative and policy changes that impact Northern First Nations. Karen writes position papers, political and policy briefings, correspondence, and business proposals for the Office of the Grand Chief. You can email [email protected] or call/text her at 204-794-4231.
Jaiden Sandberg, Administrative Assistant
Jaiden is the first point of contact in the MKO Winnipeg office. She answers and directs all calls and faxes that come through the front desk, as well as tends to outgoing and incoming mail. Jaiden handles office tasks such as reordering supplies, general filing, and booking the MKO boardroom. You can email [email protected] or call her at 204-927-7500.
Dorothy Smith, Executive Assistant
Dorothy provides administrative support to the Grand Chief. She manages daily information from the office of the Grand Chief such as meeting requests, invitations, letters, agreements, and other correspondence. She updates the Grand Chief’s schedule, coordinates meeting requests, and ensures staff accompany the Grand Chief with all required briefings, speaking notes, and correspondence. To send an invitation or letter to the Grand Chief, please email [email protected] or call her at 204-918-8101.