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Announcement of new Language and Culture Departmental Leadership

MFNERC is proud to welcome our newest departmental leads of the Language and Culture Department, Director Davin Dumas and Assistant Director Jennifer Williams.

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Middle Years Health Education from a First Nations Perspective: Video Series and Lesson Guide

MFNERC is pleased to share our “Middle Years Health Education from a First Nations Perspective: Video Series and Lesson Guide.” This teacher resource provides educators with the proper support and knowledge to educate middle-year students about healthy relationships, human sexuality, bodies, nutrition, and substance use/misuse. We have included videos of Elders and Knowledge Keepers sharing their perspectives on a person’s physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual aspects regarding their health education. The lessons come with measurable learning outcomes so that students can participate in healthy, active lifestyles. We also included additional resources for each section, so students and teachers can explore the topics further.
Middle Years Health Education from a First Nations Perspective

Dadavan Maintenance

There will be maintenance from October 30, 6 PM to October 31, 10 PM for Dadavan.

During this time Dadavan Outcomes will be unavailable.

October is Occupational Therapy Month

October is Occupational Therapy (OT) month, so the OTs at MFNERC are here to share what Occupational Therapy means to them. The OTs at MFNERC work in First Nations schools to promote meaningful participation in school activities and support academic and developmental goals.

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Congratulations to the 20 graduates of the Masters in Language and Literacy (MILL) program.

“About four years ago, leaders from the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC) approached the UM Faculty of Education to work together to create an M.Ed. cohort,” Watt explains. “The cohort was to focus on Inclusive Language and Literacy within a First Nations education context. The resulting consultative process with First Nations educators and Elders allowed for a discussion of the needs of Indigenous students.”

The first UM Faculty of Education’s first Master’s cohort in curriculum, teaching and learning, partnered with MFNERC to train educators for First Nations communities, will see 22 Indigenous educators graduate this fall.

MFNERC Announces Covid-19 Academic Support Solutions

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) has developed comprehensive Essential Learning Packages, which include lesson plans to ensure students achieve learning outcomes away from the classroom.

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Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated annually on the last week of September. Deaf communities all across the world get together to bring awareness to Deaf issues, people, and culture.

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Second Annual First Nations Cross Country Meet


We are thrilled to announce the second annual First Nations Cross-Country Meet on October 15, 2020. We invite all MFNERC and MFNSS students to participate in the competition which will be held virtually, so you can participate on your school/community track or trail.

Important Update: The deadline to get your results submitted has been EXTENDED until Friday, October 30, 2020.

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Covid-19 and asthma concerns

COVID-19 is mainly a respiratory infection, and there are concerns regarding the effects of this virus on children and youth with asthma. But, NO EVIDENCE to date to suggest that young people with asthma are at increased risk for COVID-19 infection.

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MFNERC’s Art Contest for Manitoba First Nations Kids

Encourage Summer Learning

Summer Art Contest to get MFNERC / MFNSS Students Creating—and Winning Prizes

Encourage children and youth to draw and take photos this summer and then submit their works in the first-ever MFNERC art contest. Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in schools affiliated with MFNERC or MFNSS can enter and win gift cards for art supplies and other goodies. Students to provide copies of original art—drawings or photos—by August 31. We’ll announce the winners in September and post the winning artwork on the MFNERC website!

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