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2020 news:



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

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

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 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