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For immediate release
June 4, 2021


Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) has worked in partnership with Perimeter Aviation and Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing to ensure that health care workers from Northern Manitoba were able to attend a Winnipeg Jets play off game in Winnipeg.

The goal is to ensure that health care staff, who have worked tirelessly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, feel recognized and rewarded for the hard work they have carried out in Northern First Nations.

“Perimeter Aviation is proud to participate alongside MKO and Ongomiizwin Health Services to bring front line health care workers from Northern Manitoba and cheer for our Winnipeg Jets. We acknowledge and thank all front line workers for their incredible work and sacrifices during this pandemic,” shared Nick Vodden, President and CEO of Perimeter Aviation.

“I’m so grateful for Grand Chief Settee’s leadership and partnership with Perimeter Airlines to ensure that our northern and remote front line workers can also be recognized in-person as Winnipeg Jets Healthcare Heroes. Thank you to everyone that made this happen and thank you to Shared Health for recognizing the hard work of front line workers dedicated to serving First Nation communities,” said Melanie MacKinnon, Head of Ongomiizwin – Indigenous Institute of Health & Healing at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.



For more information:
Mark Sweeny, Assistant to Grand Chief Settee
Phone: (431) 275-2428
Email: [email protected]