Highlights of Ten Years

Dorothy and Joyce walk toward Niska Lake in Keewaywin. Despite the development of new infrastructure and technology, you can still see many scenes like this one around the communites.
E-Centre manager, Darlene Rae; Deputy Chief, Jimmy Rae; Elder, Cameron Rae; cut the ribbon in the North Spirit Lake E-Centre to celebrate the opening of the SMART/Kuhkenah project in July 2001.
Supporting community values is what Keewaytinook Okimakanak is all about. Deer Lake Elder, Douglas Meekis, surrounded by family and friends at the memorial feast for his wife Sarah in September 2001.
Staff Phyllis Chowaniec, Orpah McKenzie and Francine McKenzie pose with Fort Severn elder Lazarus Stoney at a traditional spring feast, the most memorable activity of the 2001 annual staff retreat.
Ministers Nault and Manley pose with chiefs and dignitaries at the KO office in Red Lake on April 9, 1999. Back row (L-R): Mayor Duncan Wilson; Elder Fred Kakegamic; Chief Cameron Rae (North Spirit Lake), John Manley (Minister of Industry Canada), Chief Maria Thomas (Fort Severn), Chief Royal Meekis (Deer Lake), Councillor Raymond Mason (Keewaywin). Front row (L-R): Bob Nault (currently Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada), Frank Miclash (MPP), Geordi Kakepetum (KO Executive Director), Goyce Kakegamic (NAN Deputy Chief). KO insists that First Nations and Non-First Nations leaders visit the north so they can understand first hand the reality of the people living here.