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Protecting, promoting, and advancing inherent, Treaty, and

Aboriginal rights of Northern First Nations.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Children from the Manitoba First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team

November 26, 2021|

The Manitoba First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team (MFNPRCT) developed the following information about COVID-19 vaccines for First Nations children in Manitoba. To print or save a PDF version of this information, click here. Which kids are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine? In Canada, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has now been approved for children aged 5-11 years old. Does the vaccine work in kids? Yes—the efficacy (efficacy can be thought of as the effectiveness shown in a research trial) in the Pfizer trial was 90.7%. There were 2268 children included in the study. Of these, 1517 were randomized to receive Read More...

Career Opportunity: Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Member

November 25, 2021|

To view this job posting in a PDF format, please click here.    Mobile Crisis Intervention Team Member Mobile Crisis Response Team Thompson   –  Full Time    Are you a Mental Health, Wellness or Crisis Professional, Spiritual or Indigenous Knowledge Keeper or maybe a Psychologist, Social Worker or Psychiatric Nurse who is seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of Indigenous people at times of crisis? Are you willing to travel to remote, rural, and fly-in First Nation communities throughout Manitoba? If so, let’s talk! Your opportunity: You will be part of the MKO Mobile Crisis Read More...

Strathallen Partners with MKO to Recognize Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and to Launch the 26 Feathers Store at Thompson’s City Centre Mall

November 23, 2021|

  Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is pleased to partner with Strathallen on two initiatives aiming to recognize and show support for First Nations people at Thompson’s City Centre Mall in Treaty Five territory. On October 14, 2021, MKO joined forces with Strathallen and leaders from the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation (NCN) to raise the NCN flag at the mall in recognition that this establishment is located on NCN’s traditional territory. MKO commends Strathallen for recognizing the importance of partnering with First Nations on the ongoing journey of truth and reconciliation. “The flag raising was phenomenal. I know it incited a Read More...

MKO Mission Statement

To maintain, strengthen, enhance, lobby for and defend the interests and rights of First Nation people within its jurisdiction and to promote, develop and secure a standard quality of life deemed desirable and acceptable by its First Nations without limiting the generality of the foregoing and the objectives of MKO.