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Winnipeg Sun Contributes to the Denial of the Atrocities Experienced by Indigenous Children Forced to Attend Residential Schools

June 11, 2021|

To view this letter in a PDF format, please click here.    June 11, 2021 Mr. Mark Hamm, Editor-in-Chief Winnipeg Sun 1700 Church Avenue Winnipeg, MB R2X 3A2   Re: Winnipeg Sun contributes to the denial of the atrocities experienced by Indigenous children who were forced to attend Canada’s residential schools Dear Mr. Hamm, As the Grand Chief of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc., a non-profit organization representing 26 Northern First Nations, I am writing to advise you that MKO is no longer willing to work with the Winnipeg Sun. I have instructed my staff to remove all Winnipeg Read More...

Grand Chief Settee’s letter to Manitoba Ministers re: Request to Immediately Withdraw Bill 64, The Education Modernization Act

June 11, 2021|

To view this letter in a PDF format, please click here.   June 7, 2021 The Hon. Cliff Cullen Minister of Education 168 Legislative Building 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 The Hon. Eileen Clarke Minister of Indigenous and Northern Relations 301 Legislative Building 450 Broadway Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8   Dear Minister Cullen and Minister Clarke: RE: Bill 64 - THE EDUCATION MODERNIZATION ACT Request to Immediately Withdraw Bill Tabling of Legislation Contrary to The Path to Reconciliation Act, C.C.S.M. c. R30.5 Further to the release in the Legislative Assembly of the text Bill 64, The Education Modernization Act Read More...

Career Opportunity: Thompson FNJS Community Justice Worker

June 11, 2021|

To view this job posting in a PDF format, please click here.    Community Justice Worker  First Nations Justice Strategy (FNJS) Program Thompson  –  Full Time    The Community Justice Worker (CJW) will be an employee of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) as part of the First Nations Justice Strategy (FNJS), which is a partnership between MKO, the Province of Manitoba and the Federal Justice Departments. The FNJS works to improve the current Justice System for MKO First Nation communities by providing alternatives and initiatives to the implementation of justice. These alternatives will be provided through a Restorative Justice approach which Read More...

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To maintain, strengthen, enhance, lobby for and defend the interests and rights of First Nation people within its jurisdiction and to promote, develop and secure a standard quality of life deemed desirable and acceptable by its First Nations without limiting the generality of the foregoing and the objectives of MKO.