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 Spring Edition is here!

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.


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.


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.

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.

Celebrating the Many Minds and Many Voices Who Contributed to First Nations Education

Held from May 8th to 10th, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre’s (the Resource Centre) 2024 Lighting the Fire Conference (#LTF2024) celebrated 25 years of member First Nations controlling their children’s education. Established in 1998 by the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, the Resource Centre has provided first- and second level services to 51 schools …

Picking a Path: Better Service Through School Planning

When Davin Dumas was the Education Director of Fisher River Cree Nation, he engaged the larger community in goal setting and long-term planning for the local schools. “I felt it was important to bring in the Elders, to bring in the parents, and to make sure a representative of the Chief and Council was there …

Rock-Climbing Championship Helps Students Reach New Heights

History was made at Bloodvein First Nation’s Miskooseepi School when it hosted the first-ever Indigenous-held indoor rock-climbing championship. The event, held on January 25, 2024, promoted physical education and brought together students from four First Nations schools. At a towering 25 feet, the climbing wall was a source of awe and enthusiasm for the Grade …

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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