COVID-19 Public Service Announcements

MKO has created this page to share videos about COVID-19 that may be of interest to Northern First Nations in Manitoba.

Public Service Announcements:

Public service announcement on hand washing

If you listen to NCI FM radio, you may have heard the following public service announcement about the importance of washing your hands. If you haven’t heard it yet, give it a listen!

Public service announcement on social distancing

Indigenous Services Canada has translated public service announcements about COVID-19 in a variety of Indigenous languages, including Denesuline, Oji-Cree, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, and Woods Cree. You can find the messages in all languages online here.

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

“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.

Video Messages from MKO:

Grand Chief Settee’s video message to MKO citizens about COVID-19

March 18: Recommendations for MKO citizens on COVID-19

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee speaks about access to the land, social isolation, and the importance of continuing to consume traditional foods while First Nations leaders prepare to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Northern First Nations in this video. These recommendations have been passed onto the Grand Chief by medical advisor Dr. Barry Lavallee at Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin.

March 27: Grand Chief Garrison Settee Update

Grand Chief Garrison Settee shares an update on some of the advocacy issues connected to COVID-19 that MKO has been working on for the week of March 22 to 28.

March 29: Grand Chief Garrison Settee Update

Grand Chief Garrison Settee provides an update related to COVID-19 in Northern First Nations in Manitoba for Sunday, March 29. “I want to commend everybody for all that you are doing. I want to thank everybody for doing their part… we’re all in this together.”

March 31: Grand Chief Settee Update

Grand Chief Settee speaks about the need to close the Keeyask construction site in Northern Manitoba.

April 1: Grand Chief Settee Update

Grand Chief Settee speaks about the need for reliable Internet and phone service in Northern Manitoba.

April 11: MKO Grand Chief shares a special musical message for frontline workers

April 14: Flattening the curve in MKO territory, a message from Grand Chief Garrison Settee

April 16: MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Cree Update

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee has created a message in the Cree language for seniors/Elders who are living in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please share the following video with any Cree-speaking seniors that you know.

April 20: Tune into Knowledge Keepers (episode four) on NCI FM

April 27: Tune into the final episode of Knowledge Keepers (episode five) on NCI FM

April 30: MKO’s Client Navigator Bernice Thorassie provides a message in the Dene language on COVID-19