Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.

For immediate release

February 12th, 2023


Grand Chief Garrison Settee offers organizational support to Tataskweyak Cree Nation


Treaty Five Territory, Split Lake, MB –Grand Chief Garrison Settee is offering his empathy and organizational support after a fire struck an apartment complex on the Tataskweyak Cree Nation leaving ten families homeless and two people sent to hospital after suffering burns.

Temporary accommodations have been made though overcrowding is a concern and longer term arrangements are being worked on by the Chief and Council of the First Nation.

“This is terrible situation and I offer my heartfelt empathy to the families of this tragedy and the community of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation. MKO is offering our organizational support  to our member community to assist them in their hour of need. We understand that the Red Cross has been alerted though that connection with the community has yet to be established as of late Sunday morning.”

“We will remain ready to assist with other matters as they occur,” added Settee.

Further updates will be made as new information becomes available.



For more information:

Philip Paul-Martin, Communications Officer

Phone: 204-612-1284

Email: [email protected]