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Lighting the Fire Virtual Conference

May 19-21, 2021

Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit

MFNERC is proud to present this year’s Lighting the Fire Conference on May 19-21, 2021 which will be held virtually. This year’s theme is Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit. 

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Co-Regulation Workshop

Meeting:                             Early Learning Co-regulation

Session:                               Role of the Educator in Co-regulation

Date:                                     Thursday, April 22, 2021

Location:                              Zoom Meeting

Time:                                     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration Link: https://mfnerc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEof-6qqDkpHNP9Xt21cAsQYDf5hCe9HRHA

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The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba Spends the Day with the Language & Culture Unit

The Languages and Cultures Department took part in a professional development training session with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. The day started with a land acknowledgement from session leader Connie Anderson.

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Remote Learning Hub

The MFNERC Remote 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.

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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.

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MFNERC is proud to present the 2021 Lighting the Fire Virtual Conference, May 19-21, 2021!

This year’s theme is Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit. For students to succeed in school, community, and life, it is their parents, family and community leaders who guide them as their role models. Educators, whether it be a teacher, educational assistant, or language teacher, can create profound experiences in the lives of our students. First Nations youth thrive when there is a grounded connection with their family, school, community and territory. Cultural identity is further strengthened with traditional activities whether it’s learning on the land or from the Elders in the home or classroom. For students to succeed in school, community and life, it is their parents, family and community leaders who guide them as their role models. Educators, whether it be a teacher, educational assistant, or language teacher, can create profound experiences in the lives of our students. The spiritual, physical, emotional, and intellectual well-being of our children need to be in balance. The First Nations ways of healing and growing is a holistic approach, always considering these four relationships. Daily practices of gratitude are one of the foundations of the First Nations way of life and reclaiming and honouring our student’s well-being today will make for healthy nations into the 21st Century and beyond. This year’s professional development sessions will focus on three streams: Language & Culture, Recovery Learning, and Student Wellness.

We look forward to your involvement in this year’s conference as a participant, whether you are an educator, parent or grandparent or student. Everyone is welcome to the 2021 Lighting the Fire! We will continue to work together to get through the difficulties we have all faced this past year, in particular for students’ health and well-being. Unity is medicine and TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG!

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Co-Regulation Workshop

Meeting: Early Learning Co-regulation

Session: Role of the Educator in Co-regulation

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Location: Zoom Meeting

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration Link: https://buff.ly/2OTrf2K

The early years lay the foundation for health and well-being throughout life. As educators, it is important to examine and identify how self-regulation plays an important role in children’s early development. Through co-regulation adults can help children develop self-regulation skills. This session of the Co-regulation webinar series examines the tools and strategies adults can use daily to co-regulate with children. Co-regulation will help children to develop self-regulation.

Audience: Principals, Nursery Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, Resource Teachers, Resource Coordinators, Educational Assistants, Childcare Directors, Head Start Coordinators
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PEKE- World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference (WISPC) Webinar Series

TOPIC: Food as healer, food as helper: A Cree perspective
DATE: Thursday, April 29, 2021
TIME: 2:00 – 3:00 PM CDT

For Indigenous people, food and land have the ability to help heal historical traumas and forge strong identities based on traditional teachings. A return to the land and to cultural practices such as ceremony, songs, and language are part of a cultural resurgence, one described as “a celebration, that after everything we are still here” (Simpson, 2011, p. 12). However, too often food is seen as mere sustenance and not as intimately connected to cultural and community wellbeing.
Indigenous food systems are complex, ranging from growing to hunting and gathering while containing air, soil, sky, plants, animals, people and relationships. Colonization has resulted in considerable damages to Indigenous food systems from rancid rations fed to First Nations by the government of Canada to modern day issues such as contamination of water and land. In order to be well, food must be understood in its full capacity: as healer and helper. This presentation offers insight into the role of food in Cree culture in Manitoba.

PRESENTER:
Tabitha Robin is a mixed ancestry Swampy Cree researcher, educator, and writer. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Manitoba, studying Indigenous Food Sovereignty in the Faculty of Social Work and the Department of Native Studies. She spends much of her time on the land, working with her people, and learning traditional Cree food practices.

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PEKE- World Indigenous Suicide Prevention Conference (WISPC) Webinar Series Thursday, April 29, 2021
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