God’s Lake First Nation’s Leonard Bland.

“On behalf of MKO, I send heartfelt sympathy to Chief Hubert Watt and the family of Leonard Bland during the tragedy they are facing as a family and as a community. I also commend the heroic efforts of all as the recovery search continues.

The leadership Chief Watt has portrayed throughout the ordeal is admirable as he maintains his presence at the site providing ongoing support. MKO stands with Chief Watt, the family of Leonard Bland, and the community of Gods Lake during your time of sorrow and need.”

~Grand Chief Garrison Settee

A mission of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) is to advocate and support our members in any way we can. MKO assists our communities through spiritual, social, and economic needs that arise when they are faced with tragedy and crisis.

MKO has been and will continue to provide rooms and meals for the family, Chief and Council, as well as the recovery response items needed to continue the recovery search.

MKO’s programs will also provide ongoing support to all those impacted by this tragedy.