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October 2019

October 15: MKO Encourages Government Officials to Work with Indigenous Peoples to Develop Action Plans to Improve Safety

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

October 9: MKO Encouraging First Nations Citizens to Create Fire Safety Plans

October 4: MKO Statement on Arrest in the Homicide of Norma Andrews

October 4: Remembering and Honouring Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls on October 4

October 2: New Report from Quebec Shows Continued Need for Meaningful Action to Improve Safety for Indigenous Peoples in Canada

September 2019

September 30: MKO Responds to City of Winnipeg Pilot Project Involving Pre-Payment for Taxi Rides

September 30: MKO Acknowledges Residential School Students on Orange Shirt Day

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 25: MKO Remembers Norma Ellen Andrews: Winnipeg’s Latest Homicide a Reminder on Immediate Need for Action

September 22: Statement from Chief Eric Redhead on the Passing of a Two-Year-Old Child in Shamattawa First Nation

September 17: MKO Statement on The Health Status of and Access to Healthcare by Registered First Nations Peoples in Manitoba

September 10: MKO Statement on the Election Results for the Province of Manitoba

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day: Opportunity to Focus on Mental Wellness in MKO First Nations

September 6: MKO Responds to Ruling from Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Regarding First Nations Children Impacted by Child Welfare System

August 2019 

August 29: God’s Lake First Nation Activating a State of Emergency

August 29: MKO Encouraging Indigenous Peoples to Take Part in Upcoming Elections

August 27: Statement from Chief Eric Redhead on Homicide in Shamattawa First Nation

August 15: Restoring Inherent Jurisdiction: Advocating for Northern First Nations at MKO’s 38th Annual General Assembly

August 7: MKO Statement on the End of Manhunt for Fugitives in Northern Manitoba

July 2019

July 28: MKO Encouraging Residents of York Factory First Nation to Stay Indoors

July 26: MKO Extends Support to Fox Lake Cree Nation: Emergency Demonstrates Need for Increased Resources for First Nations Police

July 26: MKO Demands Real Action to Address Northern Issues in Upcoming Federal Election

July 24: MKO Encourages Northern Residents to Remain Vigilant as Search for Two Homicide Suspects Continues

July 10: MKO Calls on Province of Manitoba to Improve Communication and Planning on Critical Air Transport

July 2: MKO Remembers Christine Wood

June 2019

June 28: MKO Encouraging Canadians to Commit to Reading and Implementing Recommendations from
the National Inquiry into MMIWG

June 19: MKO Statement on Upcoming Provincial Election in Manitoba  

June 19: MKO Supports Dene Nations in Finalizing Land Claim

June 18: MKO Working in Partnership with Vale to Ensure the Safety of Northern Manitoba Citizens

June 13: MKO Honours Elder Marie Ballantyne for Years of Guidance and Service to Her Community

June 11: MKO Urges Province of Manitoba to Stop the Privatization of Life-Saving Air Ambulance Program

June 11: MKO Supports the Reduction of Plastic Waste in Northern Manitoba

June 7: MKO Welcomes National Inquiry Commissioner Michèle Audette to Two Community Forums in Manitoba on MMIWG 

June 3: MKO’s Statement on the Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

May 2019

May 30: Advocating for Safer Rides: MKO Concerned About Growing Number of Complaints from First Nations Citizens Using Taxis

April 2019

April 26: Shamattawa Missing Person, Randy Redhead

March 2019

March 29: MKO Congratulates and Acknowledges Brady Keeper of the Pimicikamak Cree Nation on Making his NHL Debut

March 12: MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Statement on the Recommendations of the Special Report of the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

March 4: MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee extends condolences to AMC Grand Chief Arlen Dumas

February 2019

February 28: MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Responds to Justice Committee Testimony of the Honourable Jody Wilson- Raybould

February 28: MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Statement on the Tabling of Bill C-92 An Act-Respecting First Nations Inuit Metis Children and Families

February 20: MKO, MMF, SCO to Meet with Province to Defend Children

February 12: MKO Press Release Jody Wilson-Raybould Resignation

February 7: Grand Chief Garrison Settee Responds to CBC Article

January 2019

January 18: Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask First Nation Partners Renew Call for Public Inquiry

January 10: AMC First Nations Family Advocate Office, Harper/Woods Family

January 10: Indigenous Contributions to the Economy (PDF of our media release)

January 10: Indigenous Contributions to the Economy (access the full reports on this page)


October 17, 2018: MKO Grand Chief Intends to Represent the North from the North (Thompson Citizen)

October 2, 2018: MKO hosts Press Conference for Family of Mary Yellowback, MMIWG

September 14, 2018: GC Settee Press Statement on IIU and OPP Investigation into historical criminal allegations

February 20, 2018: MKO & Manitoba hosting meeting on Child Welfare Reform that will be first step in fixing system

February 16, 2018: Change to renewable energy sources could mean a brighter day for diesel-dependent First Nations

February 14, 2018: New legal framework looks like attempt to turn First Nations into Municipalities

February 9, 2018: Manitoba First Nation organizations demand justice system issues highlighted by the Gerald Stanley trial be resolved

January 26, 2018: MKO Willing to Work on CFS Reform with Canada and Manitoba


January 10, 2018: Top Up of Policing Funding Needed and Highlights Past Shortfalls in Proper Policing

January 9, 2018: New Fibre Optic Cable can improve First Nations’ access to services and markets


December 17, 2017: An honoured and dedicated Elder and mother is lost with the passing of Sarah Harper

December 12, 2017: MKO Calls for Equality of Child Services and Effective use of Jordan’s Principle