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Treaty Tales Free Online Reading Resource

Today we are doing a live reading of Treaty Tales – The Handshake and the Pipe. Follow along with your own free flipbook version available now.

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Sensory Play Activities

Sensory play is interactive activities designed to help children explore their 7 senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, body awareness, and movement. Check out these fun sensory play ideas using the materials you can find at home!

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Accessible resources for adults and children about COVID-19 and ways to cope

The MFNERC School Psychologists have put together an accessible list of resources for adults and children related to coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than just providing links, this format offers visual and video thumbnails, as well as infographic and handout previews and other accessibility options.

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Community Working-Groups Meet with MFNERC to Complete Land-Based Curriculum

MFNERC’s Research & Development (R&D) team recently held a working-group meeting with community members from Manitoba First Nations to finish a land-based curriculum due to come out in 2020. The meeting featured guest speakers—educators currently doing valuable land education work in Manitoba communities.

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Passing of Elder Don Robertson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elder, leader, and mentor Don Robertson.  Don passed peacefully on December 27, 2019. Don was the first Executive Director of the MFNERC in 1999 and was instrumental in the initial development.  He was a respected Elder and spiritual leader. Even in his retirement, Don kept busy supporting MFNERC serving as Elder in Residence for the Special Education department.  He, recently, acted as an Elder in Residence for our Transformation sessions with the First Nations education leadership.

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What’s new at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items. If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or work with you to find an appropriate alternative. Our library supports MFNSS and MFNERC schools with lengthy lending privileges.

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MFNERC Training Institute congratulates Occupational Therapy Graduates

MFNERC would like to congratulate Kimberley Moors, Gabrielle Peterson, and Trevor Wilson for graduating with their Masters in Occupational Therapy. The Training Institute hosted a potluck and cake to celebrate the graduates after their convocation ceremony.

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Back to School Season

It’s that time of year again—time to get our classrooms ready for a new school year. Some of you are veterans in the classroom, and some of you are teaching a class for the first time. And, some of you aren’t necessarily new teachers, but new to MFNERC or MFNSS and coming into a new community and a new school. It’s an exciting time for all, and we want you to feel ready and prepared. Read More >

MFNSS and Dakota Tipi First Nation Sign New Partnership

On August 29, 2019, Dakota Tipi First Nation and the Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS) signed a delegation agreement to work together for the success of the students. MFNSS currently partners with 11 communities from across the province of Manitoba to provide the highest quality of education for First Nations by First Nations. Read More >

The Grizzlies: New Movie and Classroom Resources about Healing in the North

A 2019 movie The Grizzlies, set in Nunavut, shows how youth are reclaiming their culture to heal from the effects of colonization and the Indian Residential School system. Read More >

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