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 Santa Express cancelled for 2020

MKO Santa Express cancelled for 2020

Due to the increased numbers of COVID-19 cases in Northern Manitoba, MKO Santa Express for 2020 is cancelled. Public health has implemented travel restrictions to Northern Manitoba and remote communities. Our First Nations have pandemic community guidelines and action...

Support for the Mi’kmaq Fishers

Support for the Mi’kmaq Fishers

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Indigenous leaders are hosting a press conference to show support for the Mi'kmaq fishers in Nova Scotia. The press conference will take place at 2:00pm in Winnipeg close to the front steps of the Manitoba Legislative Building at 450...

Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin Inc. (KIM) – “Breathe” PSA

“Breathe” is Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin’s first video public service announcement which is part of KIM’s multi-phased Immunity Wellness Campaign. The first phase of the health campaign is designed to promote awareness of “minoayawin” (Cree for “wellness”) and to encourage northern First Nations in Manitoba to protect their loved ones through preventative measures such as getting the flu vaccine and promoting self-care.

Click here to open video with YouTube. 

KIM would like to thank to the following for participating in the production of the “Breathe” video (in alphabetical order):

Aidan Wilson, Augustine Tssessaze (aka Modeste Tessessage), Cheryl Moore, CoPilot Collective, Cynthia Boehm, Dacapo Studios, Dr. Barry Lavallee, Darryl Buck, Ed Azure, Elder Jack Robinson, Elder Larry Beardy, Eva Goulet, Jean Merasty, Judy Spence, Kenny Braun, Kevin McKay, Leon Tssessaze, Lou Moodie, Margaret Hart, Moriah Davis, Quinton Dettanikkeaze, Simon Samuels, Sparrow Wilson, Teena Legris, Teyara Braun, Theresa Yetman, and Zippoorah Mercredi.

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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Four northern residents are hospitalized due to #COVID19, none of them in intensive care.

The total number of cases in the region since the pandemic began is now at 130, 72 of which are active and 58 recovered. #MKONorth

Notice for seniors (age 65+) in Thompson and surrounding area:

Flu clinic TOMORROW: Friday, October 30, 2020, from 9am to 4pm

Appointments required. Please wear a mask as well.

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As the first play in the theatre's #COVID19 affected season, Katharsis “opens” today, Oct. 29, as a free online presentation.

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