Lighting the Fire

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is proud to introduce the theme of this year’s Lighting the Fire Conference:

“Honouring Culture, Language & Tradition in First Nations Education”

Now in its 19th year of operation, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is proud to acknowledge Manitoba’s First Nations operated schools by celebrating their accomplishments. First Nations educational and political leadership recognize that the knowledge and culture entrenched in community history and practice has to be what paves the way to ensuring that schools and students thrive. Unity and collaborative efforts are what have produced ground breaking initiatives, resources and curricula. Without the foundation of the Dakota, Ojibwe, Cree, Ojibwe-Cree and Dene languages, cultures and traditions, this would not have been possible. Many of the First Nations have moved beyond reconciliation by embracing their rich heritage to ensure healthy and culturally based learning environments. In the past year, there has been the creation of a Manitoba First Nations School System. It is a winning outcome of the concerted efforts of schools and community leadership working hand in hand.
This year’s Lighting the Fire will showcase workshops that exemplify the reclamation of language, culture and traditions and how they are manifested in school projects, initiatives, curricula and school planning. The First Nations school system will be highlighted featuring the schools involved and what this has meant in all areas related to the educational operations of the community.

May 9-11, 2018

Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba

More information regarding workshops and keynote speakers is coming soon. 

Costs
Full Conference: 1-4 people, $300/person; 5-19 people, $275/person; 20+ people, $225/person
Single Day: $100/person (each day)
Student: Full Conference, $115/person; Single Day, $55/person
Elders: Free

Payment Methods
Credit card (online or on-site)
Authorized Purchase Order 
Certified Cheque from an organization or band (no personal cheques)
Cash (on-site only)

Please make all payments payable to Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. and send to:

Lighting The Fire 2018 Registration
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
2-1100 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9

For more general conference information contact:
Joy Keeper, Conference Coordinator
(204) 594-1290 ext. 2064
joyk[at]mfnerc[dot]com

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