Please view some of MKO’s videos below:

November 2019:

“Today I want to encourage everybody, have yourself checked by a health professional… there is no cure for diabetes, but there is prevention.”
~Grand Chief Garrison Settee is encouraging First Nations people to get checked for Type 2 diabetes and to take steps to reduce their risk for developing this disease in recognition of World Diabetes Day on November 14.


“My grandfather was a World War Veteran, and so were my two nephews who served in Afghanistan and Iraq… I want to take time to honour our Aboriginal veterans, those that have sacrificed to obtain the freedom that we now enjoy today and I want to honour the memories of those that lost their lives in those conflicts.”
~Grand Chief Garrison Settee

Listen to the Grand Chief’s message about the importance of remembering and acknowledging the sacrifice of veterans on Remembrance Day and Aboriginal Veterans Day below:

October 2019:

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee met with the Supreme Court of Canada on September 27, 2019. Grand Chief provides his thoughts on this historic visit in this video.

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee speaks about the importance of traditional restorative justice practices for First Nations people. His thoughts are in response to a recent visit he had with the Supreme Court of Canada in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee speaks about how Treaties are recognized and affirmed by the Canadian Constitution following a visit with the Supreme Court of Canada in Winnipeg in September 2019.

Grand Chief Garrison Settee remembers and honours the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Two Spirit, and gender diverse people today. He shares some words in this video about why October 4 is an important day. MKO is hosting an event to mark the occasion in Thompson, Manitoba.

“Exercise your Constitutional right as well as your civic duty… as Indigenous people, let’s make our vote count during this upcoming election.”

~Grand Chief Garrison Settee shares his thoughts on why it’s important to vote on October 21, 2019:

Grand Chief Garrison Settee invites you to attend a Santa Express fundraising social in Winnipeg:

MKO Grand Chief Settee shares his thoughts at the historic unveiling of a monument in Thompson today to honour residential school students:

September 2019:

Grand Chief Settee shares a message for students: “Work hard, stay in school, stay focused.”

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee shares a message for youth who are taking part in the Global Climate Strike on September 27, 2019.

MKO is hosting its second annual Fall Feast in Thompson on October 10, 2019. Grand Chief Garrison Settee shares a little bit about what you can expect and he invites everyone in the Thompson area to join in the fun.

“If you have a loved one who went through residential school… you should acknowledge them because they are heroes, they are survivors.”
~Grand Chief Garrison Settee shares his thoughts on Orange Shirt Day, which falls on September 30 each year.

Watch the video to hear more about Orange Shirt Day: