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

Jonathan Woolley
1 month 1 week
KO Education - Student Retention Lead (K-12)

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Board of Education is currently searching for a 1.0 Student Retention Lead to implement initiatives from the First Nation Student Success Program within the five KO schools.

Angie McCleary
3 months 5 days
KOTM - Clinical Services Coordinator

Internal-External Reporting to the Assistant Director of eHealth Services, the Clinical Services Coordinator (CSC) supports and oversees the clinical activities of the telemedicine program and acts as a clinical resource for program management and staff. The CSC is a “Champion” of telemedicine in the region who engages community, federal and provincial health providers to enable seamless access to integrated telemedicine services, and plan and promote adoption of new virtual tools, platforms, and protocols.

Kenneth Wong
3 months 3 weeks
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
6 months 2 weeks
KO Chiefs
7 months 3 weeks
Energy Planning Tools

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Intro to Energy in your First Nation Course