For immediate release
February 3, 2020 

Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MBManitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is issuing this statement in relation to the passing of a 44-year-old female who was in the custody of the Thompson RCMP on February 1, 2020.

“MKO was made aware of the passing of a woman who was in RCMP custody over the weekend,” stated Grand Chief Garrison Settee. “I want to assure members of the public that I am meeting with the RCMP to review this situation and MKO will continue to monitor the situation closely.”

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is now investigating. The Unit has asked witnesses or other individuals, who have information or video footage that may assist in the investigation, to come forward. If you have any information to share, contact the investigators toll free at 1-844-667-6060.

“On behalf of MKO, I extend my sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the woman who has passed away,” said Grand Chief Settee.

As the investigation is ongoing, MKO will not be commenting further on the issue at this time.