Working with Northern First Nations to maintain, strengthen, protect and develop political, economical, judicial, social, language and cultural, policies, inherent Treaty and Aboriginal rights and to enhance quality of life while advancing the powers, authority and autonomy of Indigenous governments.

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Donate to the North of the 55th Toy Drive

Donate to the North of the 55th Toy Drive

The North of 55 Toy Drive is accepting financial donations, gift cards, as well as toy/gift donations to help children in Northern Manitoba have a brighter Christmas. The organizers are accepting gift donations until December 11, 2020. You can find more information on...

Upcoming flu shot clinics in Northern Manitoba

Upcoming flu shot clinics in Northern Manitoba

While we are living with the COVID-19 virus, this year it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot. You can find more information about the flu and the vaccine here. You can also watch a beautiful video about the importance of getting the flu shot on the...

Career Opportunity: Health Senior Analyst

Career Opportunity: Health Senior Analyst

Health Senior Analyst Full time position Thompson or Winnipeg Sub-Office Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak is seeking a self-starting, highly motivated individual to assume the responsibilities of Health Senior Analyst to the Office of the Grand Chief and will report...

Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM) – “Breathe” PSA

“Breathe” is Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin’s first video public service announcement which is part of KIM’s multi-phased Immunity Wellness Campaign. The first phase of the health campaign is designed to promote awareness of “minoayawin” (Cree for “wellness”) and to encourage northern First Nations in Manitoba to protect their loved ones through preventative measures such as getting the flu vaccine and promoting self-care.

Click here to open video with YouTube. 

KIM would like to thank to the following for participating in the production of the “Breathe” video (in alphabetical order):

Aidan Wilson, Augustine Tssessaze (aka Modeste Tessessage), Cheryl Moore, CoPilot Collective, Cynthia Boehm, Dacapo Studios, Dr. Barry Lavallee, Darryl Buck, Ed Azure, Elder Jack Robinson, Elder Larry Beardy, Eva Goulet, Jean Merasty, Judy Spence, Kenny Braun, Kevin McKay, Leon Tssessaze, Lou Moodie, Margaret Hart, Moriah Davis, Quinton Dettanikkeaze, Simon Samuels, Sparrow Wilson, Teena Legris, Teyara Braun, Theresa Yetman, and Zippoorah Mercredi.

April 2020:

Did you know? MKO has a COVID-19 webpage where you can find regular updates. Visit the webpage on a regular basis to find information on various funding opportunities; health resources; helpful links; media releases and updates; links to news stories featuring MKOvideo messages; public service announcements; and resources for First Nations. Find Grand Chief Garrison Settee’s special musical message for front line workers on our webpage or on Youtube.

Grand Chief Bulletin


January 22, 2019


Prior to the opening of today’s Chiefs Assembly on Health Transformation, which is being held in Thompson in Treaty 5 on the traditional territory of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Settee was honoured to be bestowed through ceremony with his Chief’s headdress.  Led by Elder Ed Azure, with support from Chief Marcel Moody of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, the ceremony acknowledged the history, teachings, significance, and responsibilities of the leader bestowed with the traditional headdress.

About MKO

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO),
MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a
collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, aboriginal and human rights
for the citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO
First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10.

Latest Tweets

“On behalf of MKO, I want to congratulate Senator Sinclair on his upcoming retirement. I know you will continue to inspire many others to work towards reconciliation as you shift your focus to mentoring Indigenous lawyers.”
~#MKONorth Grand Chief Settee

MKO congratulates the Chief & Council of Tataskweyak Cree Nation.

Congratulations to Chief Doreen Spence on her re-election along with newly-elected Councillors Robert Garson, Theresa Garson, & Joan Ouskan & re-elected Councillors Nathan Neckoway, Leroy Spence, & Robert Spence.

Funding opportunities from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

For more information: #MKONorth #diabetes #Manitoba #funding #foodsecurity

If you are in #Thompson please keep your eyes open for 17-year-old William Chastelaine.

He has been missing since November 8. #MKONorth

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