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

Cheryl Bechard
4 months 2 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

KO Chiefs
8 months 4 weeks
Job Posting - Public Works Project Technologist

Keewaytinook Okimakanak is a Tribal Council providing various support services to six remote First Nation communities in the Kenora District.  One of the functions of the Tribal Council is the delivery of engineering and project management services through its Public Works Unit. Reporting to the Public Works – Manager, the Public Works – Project Technologist is responsible for acting as a resource and advise to Keewaytinook Okimakanak communities with regard to all matters relating to the planning, development and implementation of capital projects.

KO Chiefs
10 months 5 days
Job Posting - Resource Project Coordinator

Keewaytinook Okimakanak

Thunder Bay Office - Full Time Contract with Anticipated Annual Renewal Deadline May 31, 2017 or until filled.

Kenneth Wong
1 year 1 month
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 4 months
KO Chiefs
1 year 5 months
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