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

Franz Seibel
2 years 11 months
Elders' Christmas Gathering Dec 11

Join us online for the Annual Elders Christmas Gathering. There will be Christmas songs, children singing, special guests and visiting.

Franz Seibel
2 years 11 months
Chiefs Meeting

The Keewaytinook Okimakanak Chiefs gathered in Winnipeg Dec 3-5, 2014 to host their annual Christmas Board Meeting.

Alvin Fiddler
3 years 5 days
Harper Government Announces Latest Actions to Support Canadian Extractive Sector Abroad

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, and the Honourable Ed Fast, Ministe

Franz Seibel
3 years 1 week
PARO Live Webstream Nov 13, 2014

Join us online through live webstream to hear inspirational speakers from around the region. Don't miss Buffy St. Marie begining at 12:30 EST. 

Franz Seibel
3 years 1 month
Alvin Fiddler
3 years 2 months