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Dams on Our Northern Rivers: An Engineer’s View

Rushing rivers in Manitoba are majestic, life giving, and potentially useful in ways that may come at a cost. In a recent essay, (“Nelson River Hydrometric Survey with Manitoba Hydro in Summer, 1964,” (2016).), Brian Grover writes from the viewpoint of an engineer on developing rivers in Manitoba to produce electricity. Grover, now in his 70s, shares his experiences as a young surveyor on the Nelson River in the summer of 1964. Read More >

Kenzie Wilson: Brains, Brawn and Ambition

Kenzie Wilson is an impressive young woman from Cross Lake First Nation. Read More >

Investing in Our Future

When Rachel Beaulieu, along with Anthony Desjarlais, won the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) Science Fair in high school, she never imagined that she would be working for the organization 11 years later. Read More >

Exploring the Indigenous Culture of Peru

We are thrilled to have Kirby Gilman, editor here at MFNERC, as our guest blogger this month. Kirby just returned from a trip to Peru, where she had the chance to interact with many Indigenous Peruvians. We hope you enjoy her stories about the vibrant Quechua culture. Read More >

Traditional Knowledge

Welcome to 2016! I’m afraid there hasn’t been a new blog post in quite some time. Other projects and tasks took priority throughout last year. However, one of my resolutions for the New Year is to post more updates and stories on this blog. And what better topic to start the New Year with than Traditional Knowledge. Read More >

Meet Our Publishing & Communications Team

At MFNERC, we offer a wide variety of different services to 58 First Nation run schools, from 49 First Nations in Manitoba.  Read More >

Robb Nash Visits Nisichawayasihk

At our annual Lighting the Fire Education Conference (LTF) in May 2014, one of the keynote speakers was Robb Nash. He gave an incredibly moving and powerful presentation complete with stories, live music and videos. Read More >

A Few Things I Heard about Education at the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

I have to admit that I don’t know a lot about First Nations politics, specifically the workings of the Assembly of First Nations. Yet, since I work in the field of First Nations education (with MFNERC) I was interested to attend the AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly Dec. 9-11, 2014, so I could hear what was said about the draft resolution – Federal Act for Funding First Nations Education. Read More >

Back to School, Back to Work

Summer is usually a slower season around MFNERC. Schools are out, teachers and students are on holidays and we use the time to get ready for the upcoming school year. And today, that year got started! It’s officially back to school day. In honour of the occasion, I did a quick, informal survey with MFNERC staff, asking them: What is your favourite thing about back to school? (as a parent, student, former teacher, someone who works with teachers/students, anything! Just tell me what you love.) Read More >

In Her Words: Carly Fontaine, Valedictorian, Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School

While summer is upon us, just a couple of weeks ago many students were celebrating graduation. We’ve posted photos and updates of a few events on our website, but here in the blog, in honour of the Class of 2014, I decided I would post the lovely Carly Fontaine’s Valedictory Address. I hope you enjoy reading about these inspiring young people! In her own words.

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