Lighting the Fire

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is pleased to announce the Lighting the Fire Conference held at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg, from May 8th to 10th, 2024.

Lighting the Fire Conference celebrates 25 years of First Nations control of First Nations education.

GAA-WIIKWEDAAWANGAAG: RECONNECTING WITH ONE’S SPIRITUAL SELF

MFNERC 3RD Annual Inter-school Pow Wow

Lighting the Fire Contests

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is excited to announce the Lighting the Fire Contests.

The Centre – Magazine of MFNERC

Welcome to The Centre magazine. The Centre is published during the school year, with Fall, Winter, and Spring editions. We encourage you to submit story ideas if your school or students have something to highlight or share!

2024 Winter Edition is here!

Science Fair 2024

Students from Grades 4–12 are encouraged to participate in this two-day science event! Registration forms due February 16, 2024.

Bangii’eta Anishinaabemodaa:
Let’s Speak a Little Ojibwe

Check out our new podcast. Join Judy Doolittle as she mentors a group of second language speakers. The goal is to learn Anishinaabe through speaking with everyday conversations.  

Imagination Library & Dollywood Foundation

The Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre (the Resource Centre) has proudly partnered with the Dollywood Foundation to ensure new readers on 38 First Nations will receive books as part of Dolly’s book gifting program. 

We’re Hiring!

Looking for a career in First Nations Education?

View our job postings for employment opportunities and more information on how to apply.

Employment

Explore career opportunities with MFNERC, MFNSS, and external organizations involved in First Nations education.

Online Courses

Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate (WVC) was created to help First Nations students in Manitoba access new sources of education, and find new learning opportunities.

About Us

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC) provides the province’s leading education, administration, technology, language and culture services to First Nations schools in Manitoba.

Educator Resources

These are free resources for families or teachers to use. Many were developed by MFNERC staff, however, there are some from our partners and allies.

Learning Hub

The MFNERC Learning Hub houses all your general learning supports, educational activities, and online learning events.

Our priority is to help educators and parents access the information you need in one place

Services & Delivery

MFNERC has developed many academic programs and projects to meet the specific needs of First Nations schools in Manitoba.

Programs

Working directly with First Nation-run schools is at the heart of what we do. To this end, many services we offer fall under the category of “in-school” programs.

Webinar Calendar

Unlock the potential of tech in education! Register for our webinars on the CONNECT portal, Student Information System, and more.

Remote Learning Hub

The Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS) is included in this Remote Learning Hub and our partnering First Nations are able to access resources submitted by the facilitators in their respective areas. These resources are identified as MFNSS but are accessible for all others who utilize the Remote Learning Hub.

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News & Events

Thunder Radio

Welcome to our podcast channel! Featuring interviews, stories and conversations about First Nations education, and other important issues, in Manitoba and Canada.

Video Gallery

Welcome to our podcast channel! Featuring interviews, stories and conversations about First Nations education, and other important issues, in Manitoba and Canada.

MFNERC 3rd Annual Inter-School Pow Wow

GAA-WIIKWEDAAWANGAAG: RECONNECTING WITH ONE’S SPIRITUAL SELF MFNERC 3RD Annual Inter-School Pow Wow Participating schools are required to register their students and designated chaperones. Please complete the attached registration form and fax it to Marie Strong at 204-843-2269 or by email to cultureclass2018@outlook.com. ANTICIPATED OUTCOMESStudents will: TRAVEL, ACCOMMODATIONS, MEALS, LOGISTICS, ETC.All schools will be responsible for …

Lighting the Fire Contests

Welcome to the MFNERC Lighting the Fire Student Contests! Essay Theme:We are calling all students from MFNERC/MFNSS schools! It’s your time to shine. We’re inviting you to voice your vision for the future of education. We want you, the students, to share what you want to see in your schools. What would inspire you in …

Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy Symposium

The symposium will take place February 21-22, 2024 at Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park. Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS) was created to promote, revitalize, and support Aboriginal Languages throughout Manitoba. Ancestral knowledge, as carried in our languages, songs, stories, community histories, and other key practices and customs, connect and bridge generations. The languages of First Nations, …

Manitoba First Nations School System

The Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS) is a First Nations led strategy for a culturally relevant, high-quality education system.

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