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The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak 30th Annual General Assembly

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre was proud to attend the 30th Annual General Assembly of the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, August 30 to September 1, 2011.

This three day event was held in the beautiful Pimicikamak Cree Nation. The Chiefs in Assembly worked diligently for three days discussing critical and diverse issues regarding their communities and nations as a whole. Presenters came from the University of Manitoba, the RCMP and Health Canada to update the Chiefs in Assembly as to their initiatives.  There was a touching and sombre vigil held for the missing and murdered Aboriginal women of Manitoba. Grand Chief David Harper was a strong presence alongside host Chief Garrison Settee.

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre staff ensured their presence was known by handing out information kits to the Chiefs, elders and community members. The new MFNERC display stood in the front lobby for all to see along with the information stand.

Each evening feasts and entertainment were provided by the community and was greatly appreciated by all the visitors. Congratulations to Pimicikimak Cree Nation and the staff of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak on hosting a great event!
The Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) was incorporated in 1981. 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 30 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10.