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2021 news:



March 2: Communication tools to support uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine from Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc.

March 2: Survey for MKO youth ages 12 to 18


February 24: MKO asserts need for representation on the the National Advisory Committee on Immunization

February 23: Grand Chief’s letter to Premier Pallister: Continued collaboration needed in fight against COVID-19

February 19: Update from the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program

February 17: Manitoba’s Winter Road System Open to Serve Northern Manitoba Communities

February 12: Call for Advisory Members for the NIHB’s Medical Supplies and Vision Care Advisory Committees: Apply by Feb. 26, 2021

February 12: Call for proposals: Feminist Response and Recovery Fund

February 12: Grand Chief Settee’s visit to the Misipawistik Cree Nation

February 10: Virtual event on February 11: Pandemic recovery and underrepresented women

February 4: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: Apply for support from the Public Health Agency of Canada by March 5, 2021

February 4: Emergency funding available from Harvest Food Rescue: Apply by February 28, 2021


January 27: Emergency loans available for Indigenous businesses

January 27: Proposals for the Sectoral Initiatives Program due by March 4, 2021

January 23: Proposals for the Health Services Integration Fund are due by March 5, 2021

January 22: COVID-19 update from Fox Lake Cree Nation

January 21: Webinar on February 3: Moving Towards Enforceable Rights for Victims of Crime

January 19: Update from the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program

January 18: Mark Sweeny joins MKO as Assistant to the Grand Chief

January 11: MKO Recognizes Chief David Monias of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation for Assisting with Unplanned Home Birth

January 6: Apply for funding from the Canada Summer Jobs program


2020 news:



December 31: Manitoba Government and First Nations Health Experts Collaborate on COVID-19 Vaccine Plan

December 24: MKO Grand Chief Settee shares a holiday message

December 17: Holiday Office Closure

December 17: Chief David Monias encourages First Nations citizens to get the flu vaccine

December 17: MKO Citizens May Apply to Be a Parliamentary Intern

December 14: Fish distribution for urban, off-reserve members living in Brandon, Winnipeg, The Pas, Dauphin, and Thompson 

December 11: In loving memory of Clyde Flett

December 11: Career Opportunities at the Office of the Commissioner of Indigenous Languages

December 8: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau re: Shamattawa First Nation needs urgent assistance to evacuate Elders immediately

December 7: MKO Holiday Hamper Pick-Up

December 3: Funding opportunity for preventing and addressing family violence: Express interest by Jan. 27, 2021

December 1: A memo for MKO leadership from Grand Chief Settee: Recommendations for measures to respond to COVID-19

December 1: Training for Manitoba Jordan’s Principle Staff: Supporting Youth and Families During COVID-19

December 1: Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness in Thompson, Manitoba


November 26: Funding opportunities from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

November 25: Donate to the North of the 55th Toy Drive

November 23: Upcoming flu shot clinics in Northern Manitoba

November 20: Visit the new website for Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc.

November 20: Community Forum on December 1: Exploring News Perspectives in Substance Use and Addiction

November 6: Resources for people experiencing domestic violence in Manitoba

November 6: Free training courses to support Canadian contact tracers

November 6: Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team (PRCT) Daily Bulletin – November 5, 2020

November 4: Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau: Urgent concerns regarding uncontrolled COVID-19 outbreak at Keeyask construction site

November 2: Letter to Premier Pallister: MKO requests emergency meeting for uncontrolled outbreak of COVID-19 at Keeyask


October 30: Guidance for a safe Halloween

October 28: MKO Santa Express cancelled for 2020

October 27: MKO expresses concern to Premier Pallister: First Nations people to see increased rates for Manitoba Hydro

October 23: MKO encourages youth to join Manitoba’s Youth Advisory Council on Climate

October 20: Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team Bulletin for October 20

October 13: Free counselling available in Manitoba

October 1: Dr. Barry Lavallee named as Chief Executive Officer of Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc.

October 1: Online flu resources


September 30: York Factory First Nation: Call for Donations

September 30: MKO Honours Former Students of Residential Schools on Orange Shirt Day

September 29: MKO’s Winnipeg office has moved

September 28: Upcoming events in Thompson: October 1, 3, and 4

September 24: Information on the Manitoba Child Benefit

September 16: Funding for physical activity projects: Apply by Oct. 16, 2020

September 14: Supporting seniors in your community: Apply for funding by Oct. 20, 2020

September 11: If you plan to home school your child

September 11: If you test positive for COVID-19

September 11: Preparing your child for school during COVID-19

September 9: September 8 Bulletin from the Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team

September 3: Funding from the Security Infrastructure Program Available: Apply by Oct 31, 2020

September 2: Travel Restrictions to Northern Manitoba


August 31: Updates on COVID-19 from the Manitoba First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team

August 22: Manitoba First Nations COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team (PRCT) Bulletin

August 19: MKO delivers art therapy programming to youth

August 19: Grand Chief Settee takes part in Misipawistik inauguration

August 18: $5000 reward for information about the disappearance of Tammy Nattaway

August 13: MKO MMIWG Liaison Unit selected for Pay It Backward Foundation Donation

August 11: Join the Prime Minister’s Youth Council: Apply by August 17

August 11: Transport Canada’s Call for Proposals: Applications due September 21

August 10: Provide your input for community safety planning in Thompson

August 6: An update on the Fish Harvester Benefit and Grant Program


July 31: Memo from Grand Chief Settee to the MKO Chiefs: Extension for filing COVID-19 related expenses with the FNIHB

July 31: Call for proposals for projects to reduce human trafficking and support those impacted by it

July 30: MKO staff receive certification in trauma recovery

July 29: MKO’s letter to Minister Cameron Friesen on the need to ensure that critical health services are available for Leaf Rapids residents

July 29: MKO’s letter to Minister Rochelle Squires on the need for a state of emergency for Leaf Rapids

July 28: Grand Chief Settee takes part in Traditional Healers Gathering

July 24: Support for Indigenous businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic

July 22: Funding Available for Shelters on Reserve

July 22: Financial support available for projects serving Indigenous populations managing the impacts of COVID-19

July 21: Apply by July 31 for emergency funding for food support

July 14: MKO to host a march against racism in Thompson on July 20, 2020

July 14: Thompson residents thank MKO for assistance during COVID pandemic

July 13: Take part in Canada’s National Procurement Strategy to Address Wrecked and Abandoned Vessels

July 10: Information for MKO citizens about the federal Indian Day School Class Action

July 10: Public Health Considerations During COVID-19 for Sundance Leaders

July 9: Directory: Indigenous Organizations in Manitoba

July 8: Letter to the Thompson Mayor: Mistreatment of First Nations Customers at Thompson Walmart

July 8: Letter to the Minister of Economic Development and Training: Request for moratorium of interest on loans under the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) Fisheries Loan Program

July 7: Letter to Minister of Justice and Attorney General: Resolution #2019-08-01: Termination of Airport Searches by Northern Airport and Marine Operations, Manitoba Infrastructure

July 7: Guidance on Re-Opening Northern, Remote, Isolated, and Indigenous Communities

July 7: Addressing the urgent needs of people who use substances during the pandemic

July 6: Free webinar on July 28: Home remedies: Addressing domestic violence, racism, and sexism in the context of COVID-19

July 6: Important info for MKO First Nations re: COVID reimbursement

July 2: Protecting the health and safety of Indigenous Communities in close proximity to natural resource operations


June 30: Guidance for health professionals considering travel to First Nations Communities to provide services

June 30: Coalition of Residential School Survivors, First Nations Leaders and Community Advocates Question Motive Behind Senator Lynn Beyak’s Recent Training on Indigenous Issues

June 29: Letter to the Minister of Indigenous Services Canada: Funding required to assist off-reserve First Nations citizens during COVID-19 pandemic

June 29: Letter to the Minister of Infrastructure: Investing in improvements to Provincial Road 384

June 29: Letter to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and Canadian Coast Guard: Fish Harvester Benefit and Fish Harvester Grant Programs

June 24: Canadian Red Cross: 21 Days of Hope guide for youth in self-isolation

June 23: The Successful Virtual Celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

June 23: Health resource: Dismantling Anti-Indigenous Racism Within the Health Care System

June 18: Video Message from Grand Chief Settee: Congratulations to all graduates in MKO territory

June 18: Information for MKO Nations about community-based proposals

June 18: Red Cross COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations

June 18: NIHB Program Updates for June 2020

June 18: Food Security Funding

June 16: Letter to Premier Pallister: Creating space for MKO First Nations to self-govern and exercise their inherent rights

June 15: NCI Radio Call-In Show: Exploring Harm Reduction from a First Nations Perspective

June 11: Letter to RCMP Commissioner: Request to meet to discuss RCMP concerns for Northern Manitoba First Nations

June 10: MKO recognizes National Indigenous History Month

June 8: Online Resources for Indigenous Communities: Food and COVID-19

June 6: COVID-19 Update #4 from the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program


May 26: First Nations Youth: Apply for the COVID-19 Support Fund by June 15, 2020

May 26: Information for Northern First Nations from the Lifesaving Society of Manitoba

May 19: Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: Urgent concerns regarding Manitoba Hydro and the safety of citizens in Northern Manitoba

May 18: Mental wellness resources for First Nations youth

May 15: Letter to Manitoba Premier re: Concerns on Keeyask project during COVID-19 pandemic

May 13: COVID-19 Manitoba Restart Strategy: Understanding the Implications for First Nations Communities 

May 12: MKO Recognizes and Honours First Nations Citizens on Manitoba’s 150th Birthday

May 11: Update from Grand Chief Garrison Settee

May 11: Memo from the Grand Chief: Cluster of COVID-19 virus found in employees of trucking company

May 8: Memo from the Grand Chief: Update on Public Health Orders issued by Manitoba’s Chief Provincial Public Health Officer


April 30: Memo from the Grand Chief: Misipawistik Cree Nation (MCN) check point on Highway 6

April 30: Memo from the Grand Chief: Pandemic plan in containing COVID-19 virus

April 30: Program Update for the Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB)

April 30: Update from MKO’s Mobile Crisis Response Team

April 24: Mental health resources for stress anxiety related to COVID-19

April 23: Manitoba Government AbiltiCBT virtual therapy program

April 17: Upcoming Home Flood Protection Webinar

April 17: Upcoming University of Toronto Webinar: In Indigenous Populations: Not Repeating the Past

April 16: Ongoing response to COVID-19 incarcerated populations

April 15: Accessing domestic violence resources during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 14: Video message about flattening the curve in MKO territory from Grand Chief Settee

April 13: Tune into episode three of Knowledge Keepers on NCI FM, featuring Elder Jack Robinson

April 8: Mental wellness supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 8: Funding opportunities: Indigenous Community Support and Emergency Management Assistance Program

April 7: Information for First Nations on funeral services during the COVID-19 pandemic

April 2: Important Information for Fishers in Northern Manitoba on April 2, 2020


March 13: Visit MKO’s new webpage for COVID-19 updates

March 12: COVID-19 Health Update

March 9: Career opportunity: Project Coordinator for the Indigenous Skills Employment and Training Program

March 9: Career opportunity: Restorative Justice Worker


February 19: Upcoming event: Roadmap to Economic Development on First Nation Lands Conference in March 2020

February 19: Grand Chief Settee meets with new Chief and Council of Marcel Colomb First Nation

February 6: Re-envisioning an Energy Strategy for Manitoba: Winnipeg workshop on March 10


January 29: Grand Chief Settee delivers opening remarks at the AMC’s Assembly on Social Development in Long Plain First Nation

January 21: Grand Chief Settee shares concerns from Northern First Nations with the new Minister for Indigenous Services Canada

January 21: Members of the God’s Lake First Nation meet with the Honourable Marc Miller

January 21: Harm Reduction Conference in Thompson: February 26 and 27, 2020

January 20: MKO hosting Chiefs’ Special Assembly on Health this week in Opaskwayak Cree Nation

January 17: MKO delivers art therapy sessions for youth from the Ebb and Flow First Nation

January 17: Renewables in Remote Communities Conference: April 2020 in the Yukon

January 16: Upcoming Free Event in Thompson: Land, Air, Water, People and Climate Change Conference

January 15: Manitoba accepting proposals for Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Grant Program

January 8: Training Session from CancerCare Manitoba in Thompson on February 19 and 20, 2020

January 1: Grand Chief Settee’s message for the new year

2019 news: 



December 10: MKO offering art therapy for youth in First Nations in Manitoba

December 10: MKO invites you to our open house in Winnipeg on December 19

December 10: Conference in Winnipeg: Bridging Indigenous Knowledge with the Latest Information on Commercial Tobacco


November 29: The Thompson Urban Aboriginal Strategy presents an art exhibit by Jasyn Lucas on November 29, 2019

November 13: World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference coming to Winnipeg in August 2020



October 16: MKO Launches Santa Express Fundraising Campaign

October 10: MKO Hosting Three Special Gatherings in Thompson: Community Members Welcome to Attend all Events

October 3: Reflections on a visit with the Supreme Court of Canada

October 2: MKO invites you to attend upcoming events in Thompson



September 30: REPOST of career opportunity with MKO’s Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program

September 27: MKO Commends Youth Taking Part in the Global Climate Strike

September 27: MKO Response to the Introduction of Eagle Feathers to Manitoba Courts

September 24: Career opportunity with MKO’s Mobile Crisis Response Team

September 16: MKO hosting event on the Provincial Day of Awareness and National Day of Remembrance for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

September 13: MKO recognizes staff members Freda Lepine and Roy Smith

September 10: Career opportunity with MKO’s Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program


August 29: Career opportunity with MKO in the area of First Nations health

August 28: Deadline for Sixties Scoop Class Action application is August 30, 2019

August 27: A visit to Bunibonibee Cree Nation

August 22: MKO remembers Joanne Crate

August 19: Federal Court approves Indian day schools class-action settlement

August 15: MKO’s Annual General Report for 2019 available online

August 6: Report available on the needs of Mental Wellness Teams


July 25: Wildfires impacting residents of Marcel Colomb First Nation


June 27: Grand Chief Garrison Settee’s message to graduates


March 19: MKO acknowledges and recognizes Brady Keeper