are pleased to bring greetings to
all the people in our communities,
the staff, and our friends and partners
on the occasion of the tenth anniversary
of Keewaytinook Okimakanak.
would like to thank the Creator
for all He has given us and for
watching, guiding and protecting
our organization for the past ten
also acknowledge and thank our elders,
both those living and passed on.
Their lives and deeds have brought
strength and conviction to our work
and their determination sustains
us through good and bad times.
have much to look back on with pride
and a sense of accomplishment. We
believe that much of our success
can be attributed to one thing --
we have always remembered who we
are and where we have come from.
Our organization respects the values
of our people and makes them part
of everything we do: honour for
the Creator and His work, love and
knowledge of the land and its teaching,
and the transmission of our traditions
through our languages. These are
the elements that have built Keewaytinook
Okimakanak. They are why our organization
is strong and effective.