On behalf of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), Grand Chief Garrison Settee sends his congratulations and appreciation to Dr. Barry Lavallee for accepting the role of Chief Executive Officer of the recently-formed health entity Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin (KIM) Inc., which was established by the MKO Chiefs Task Force on Health in January 2020.

“We know that while there are many long-standing issues around access to health services for Northern residents, we also know that our communities have the answers. Having worked with Dr. Barry Lavallee throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, I am thankful for the wisdom the Chiefs Task Force has shown in choosing such a passionate and dynamic Indigenous leader who will work in a strengths-based way to transform health while also holding the federal and provincial health systems and other systems to account,” said Grand Chief Settee.

Congratulations to Dr. Lavallee on accepting this exciting new role in working towards transforming and improving health for First Nations citizens in Northern Manitoba.

You can read more about Dr. Lavallee’s new position here.