Working with Northern First Nations to maintain, strengthen, protect and develop political, economical, judicial, social, language and cultural, policies, inherent Treaty and Aboriginal rights and to enhance quality of life while advancing the powers, authority and autonomy of Indigenous governments.

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MKO staff receive certification in trauma recovery

MKO staff receive certification in trauma recovery

Congratulations to all participants who successfully completed the Trauma Recovery Certification Training Program this week. The program is designed for students to gain the knowledge and skills to assess and offer appropriate interventions to help individuals,...

April 2020:

Did you know? MKO has a COVID-19 webpage where you can find regular updates. Visit the webpage on a regular basis to find information on various funding opportunities; health resources; helpful links; media releases and updates; links to news stories featuring MKOvideo messages; public service announcements; and resources for First Nations. Find Grand Chief Garrison Settee’s special musical message for front line workers on our webpage or on Youtube.

Grand Chief Bulletin


January 22, 2019


Prior to the opening of today’s Chiefs Assembly on Health Transformation, which is being held in Thompson in Treaty 5 on the traditional territory of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Settee was honoured to be bestowed through ceremony with his Chief’s headdress.  Led by Elder Ed Azure, with support from Chief Marcel Moody of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation and Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas, the ceremony acknowledged the history, teachings, significance, and responsibilities of the leader bestowed with the traditional headdress.

About MKO

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO),
MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a
collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, aboriginal and human rights
for the citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO
First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10.

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Searching for employment? MKO shares job postings from a wide range of organizations in various parts of Manitoba.

You can find these postings on our website here: #jobs #careers #MKONorth

"I know Via is trying hard, but I don’t think they’re listening to us if this keeps happening," said War Lake Chief Betsy Kennedy.

She said Via phoned Thursday and pledged to put another coach on the line, which would bring the number of passengers allowed from roughly 90 to 120

Media release: MKO Urges Province of Manitoba and Northern Health Region to Re-Open Health Clinic in Leaf Rapids Immediately

Grand Chief Settee has distributed a memo to MKO Chiefs this afternoon regarding #COVID19 expenses.

You can read the memo below or online here: #MKONorth

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