Welcome to Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Keewaytinook Okimakanak, which means Northern Chiefs in Oji-Cree, is a non-political Chiefs Council serving Deer Lake, Fort Severn, Keewaywin, McDowell Lake, North Spirit Lake and Poplar Hill First Nations. The organization is directed by the Chiefs of the member First Nations who form the Board of Directors. Through its close awareness of community needs and its team approach, the Council advises and assists its member First Nations. The Council provides services in the areas of health, education, economic development, employment assistance, legal, public works, finance and administration, and computer communications (K-Net Services). The Executive Director liaises with the six Chiefs, with the staff of the Council and with other organizations and governments.

Current Chiefs:

Chief Mickie Meekis, Deer Lake First Nation
Chief Paul Burke, Fort Severn First Nation
Chief Chris Kakegamic, Keewaywin First Nation
Chief Mary Lawson, McDowell Lake First Nation
Chief Caroline Keesic, North Spirit Lake First Nation
Chief Jacob Strang, Poplar Hill First Nation

Cheryl Bechard
1 year 11 months
Late Ross Mamakeesic Memorial Open House

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 11AM to 4PM Eastern Time (Thunder Bay)

Main Address: 216 Algoma Street South

ALL KO BOARDROOMS via video conference.

Refreshments will be provided

Kenneth Wong
2 years 8 months
KO eHealth - Invitation to Participate

Partnering with First Nations has always been a priority for Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and its partners at Keewaytinook Okimakanak eHealth Telemedicine Services (KOeTS).

KO Chiefs
2 years 11 months
KO Chiefs
3 years 2 weeks
Energy Planning Tools

Linked are several DRAFT resources that can be used in your community. Please also send us your feedback to improve these resources.

Intro to Energy in your First Nation Course

Kevin Dempsey
3 years 6 months
Interview with KiHS Graduate

A former KiHS graduate Nathaniel Anderson is now attending Culinary Management at the Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Kevin Dempsey sits down with him and asks a few questions about his program.

Franz Seibel
3 years 9 months
Invitation to a Meeting with Ministers to design an Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

January 5 and 6, 2016 – Thunder Bay, Ontario

Dear Survivors, Families and Loved Ones;