Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.



For immediate release

June 15th, 2023


MKO Grand Chief Settee sends condolences to families of Carberry tragedy


Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Garrison Settee is sending his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives today in the horrific accident that happened earlier today where fifteen people lost their lives.


“What a very sad and tragic day,” said Settee. “Listening to the RCMP speaking about the handi-transit bus carrying 25 people that was hit by a semi. It was carrying seniors from the Dauphin area. Fifteen people lost their lives in this accident. I am offering my prayers and condolences to those families who lost someone today and those that are in hospital.”


“On behalf of all the leadership and staff of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak and our families, we are saddened and are offering our prayers to comfort those lost in this tragedy and those recovering in hospital.”


“I am asking all Manitobans to keep the families in your thoughts and prayers,” he added.



For more information:

Philip Paul Martin, Communications Officer

Phone: 204-612-1284

Email: [email protected]



Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that has represented 26 First Nation communities in Manitoba’s North since 1981. The MKO represents more than 72,000 First Nations people.