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 Roy Dale Meekis, Deer Lake First Nation
Chief Paul Burke, Fort Severn First Nation
Chief Chris Kakegamic, Keewaywin First Nation
Chief Vontane Keno, McDowell Lake First Nation
Chief Caroline Keesic, North Spirit Lake First Nation
Chief Jacob Strang, Poplar Hill First Nation

Robbie Kakegamic
1 week 2 days
KOSSS - Native Language Teachers

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Secondary Student Services is looking to fill two Positions. The Native Language Teachers for grades 9-12 will work out of Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay, Ontario and will commence in August 2018. The students will be coming from our First Nation communities of Fort Severn, Keewaywin, Deer Lake, North Spirit Lake, Poplar Hill, and McDowell Lake. 

Robbie Kakegamic
1 week 2 days
KOSSS - Student Home Workers

The KOSSS Student Home Worker would work to support the students living in the student homes on a day-to-day schedule. The Student Home Worker would work shifts to provide support to the students. 

Robbie Kakegamic
1 week 4 days
KOSSS - Well Being Multi-Purpose Worker

The KOSSS Well-Being Multi-Purpose Worker would work and support the KOSSS well-being program area in their day-to-day case management and support to students. The Well-Being Multi-Purpose Worker would assist the Well Being Team in identifying any service gaps and assist the KOSSS Well Being Team in the development of programming and supports that would address these needs. 

Cheryl Bechard
7 months 3 weeks
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
1 year 4 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
1 year 7 months