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Protecting, promoting, and advancing inherent, Treaty, and

Aboriginal rights of Northern First Nations.

Career Opportunity: Indian Residential School Project Manager

September 27, 2022|

To view this job posting in a PDF format, please click here.    Indian Residential School Project Manager Winnipeg or Thompson Term Position Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) will be supporting MKO communities with the search for missing children and unmarked graves at Indian Residential Schools (IRS) as identified in the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). Through this project, MKO will provide support to families and communities in research, searches, repatriation, commemoration, and healing. As the nature of work is sensitive, MKO strives to provide a safe and trauma-informed lens that is supported and led Read More...

Looking After our Mother Earth in a Good Way: MKO’s MMIWG Healing Gathering a Success

September 22, 2022|

From September 16 to 18, 2022, the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit hosted a land-based healing gathering for families of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people (MMIWG2S+) and survivors of gender-based violence. The Healing Gathering, “Looking After Our Mother Earth in a Good Way,” brought together about 30 participants who spent three days connecting with one another and attending workshops focused on trauma-informed care, traditional land-based healing practices, and traditional medicines. Initial feedback from participants was overwhelmingly positive, with many sharing how they felt cared for and anticipate Read More...

MKO Grand Chief Attends Nishnawbe Aski Nation Forum on Child and Family Services

September 21, 2022|

On September 20, 2022, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee attended the Nishnawbe Aski Nation’s (NAN) forum on child and family services. Grand Chief Garrison Settee shares the following: “It was an honour to attend the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Child and Family Services Forum this morning in Treaty One territory. I applaud the ongoing efforts of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in the area of child welfare. While it is a monumental task to reform child welfare and reassert our jurisdiction in this area as First Nations, I want to encourage everyone who is advocating for our children to continue 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.