August 20, 2021


Grand Chief Derek Fox

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN)

100 Back Street

Unit 200

Thunder Bay, ON  P7J 1L2


Re: Congratulations on your election as Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation


Dear Grand Chief Fox,


On behalf of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. and the Chiefs of Northern Manitoba, I would like to congratulate your recent election as the new Grand Chief of Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN). It shows that you are very deserving of the position and were recognized for your achievements in serving as Deputy Grand Chief for two terms.


I see your key priorities are to advocate for more opportunities for youth, language, and culture; economic development; housing; and climate change. I trust you will undertake these priorities and position with the utmost integrity.


I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you. If your office would like to set one up, please reach Mark Sweeny by email at [email protected] or on his cell phone at 431-275-2428.


Congratulations again. I know you will demonstrate leadership, growth, and advocacy by successfully lobbying with government and advancing the grassroots concerns for the communities you represent.



Grand Chief Garrison Settee

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.


cc: MKO First Nations