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Protecting, promoting, and advancing inherent, Treaty, and
Aboriginal rights of Northern First Nations.

Career Opportunity: MMIWG Wellness and Community Support Liaisons

March 30, 2023|

To view this job posting in a PDF format, please click here.  MMIWG Wellness and Community Support Liaison Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit 2 Full-Time Positions | Thompson, Manitoba Under the supervision of the MMIWG Liaison Unit Director, the MMIWG Wellness and Community Support Liaison will design and deliver culturally responsive and dignified trauma informed health and wellness supports for individuals who have been impacted by the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people (MMIWG2S+) in Manitoba, including all First Nations, Inuit, Metis, Non-Status and non-Indigenous individuals residing in Manitoba. The incumbent Read More...

Grand Chief Settee Visits Northern Spirit Manor

March 29, 2023|

Yesterday, Grand Chief Garrison Settee toured the Northern Spirit Manor, the 35-bed personal care home located at 879 Thompson Drive in Thompson, Manitoba. Grand Chief Settee and MKO staff members Kevin Carlson, Shyanna Lynxleg, Pierre Sinclair, and Conroy Halcrow gifted shawls, personal items, and candy bags to the residents. The elders and staff were incredibly happy as Grand Chief Settee sang songs and played the guitar- hands were clapping and feet were tapping! The staff informed us the elderly hadn’t smiled like that in a long time, as they thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The MKO staff toured the facility and were Read More...

MKO Meeting with MMF and Manitoba Chief Judge

March 28, 2023|

A meeting was held on March 27, 2023, at the Law Courts building between the Honourable Chief Judge Margaret Wiebe, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) Grand Chief Garrison Settee, Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) President David Chartrand, and their respective delegates to discuss the revitalized Indigenous Court Worker Program (ICWP).  A draft Terms of Reference for the Indigenous Court Workers Program Advisory Council was shared for feedback and support by the Chief Judge.  The ICWP has historically been a program administered by Manitoba Justice and has now been transferred to MKO, MMF, and the Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO). At present an 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.