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 Joseph Crow, 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 Alice Sugashie, Poplar Hill First Nation

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KO eHealth - Regional Telemedicine Navigator

Reporting to the Clinical Services Coordinator (CSC), the Regional Telemedicine Navigator is responsible for facilitating individual and group clinical consults for First Nations communities. The RTC is the point of contact between service providers and the community members and is responsible for brokering the connection between the two. S/he maintains documentation of all clinical telemedicine events.

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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

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KO Student Success Services seeking boarding homes

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Secondary Student Services (KOSSS) is seeking Boarding Homes for students from K.O. communities for the academic year 2016-2017 in Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay sites.