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.
You can learn more about Keewaytinook Okimakanak at their website.
Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence
A water operator training facility in Dryden, Ontario. It was established in 1999 to provide training and continuing education to water operators from First Nations, municipalities and the private sector.
The Centre offers courses on water testing, treatment, and monitoring, and can certify operators to the level needed to manage water and wastewater treatment facilities without oversight. You can learn more about the Centre of Excellence at its website.