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A Message from Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO)
Grand Chief Francis Flett

MKO LogoThis is a momentous occasion for the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) First Nations. The Memorandum of Understanding on Child and Family Services will not only make history but this agreed upon process will honor the lives of our children and their children.

We are pleased that the Province of Manitoba supports our position respecting our inherent right to care for our children wherever they reside. Also, we are pleased that the Province of Manitoba has agreed to participate in discussions to address the MKO First Nations' aspiration for full jurisdiction in child and family services which is reflected in the MOU

We have waited a long time for this re-visioning and re-structuring of the child and family services system in Manitoba We are poised to take full responsibility for our membership in the city of Winnipeg and other urban areas.

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs - Grand Chief Dennis White Bird
Manitoba Metis Federation - President David Chartrand
Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak - Chief Francis Flett
Minister of Northern Affairs - The Honourable Eric Robinson
Minister of Family Services and Housing -The Honourable Tim Sale


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