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An informal gathering place for educators and learners of all ages to share ideas, meet new people and discuss education, language, culture, news and other issues of the day.

Category Archives: News & Issues

Preserving and Recycling the Gifts of the Earth

Leevan Harper of St. Theresa Point, and Matthew Monias and Waylon Harper of Garden Hill

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Helping Children Achieve the Good Life: MFNERC’s Early Learning Conference 2017

The First Nations Early Learning Conference,

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Kelly Ironstand: Teaching Early Years from a First Nations Perspective

Reclaiming language and culture is reclaiming the spirit of First Nations.

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Cultivating a Love of Reading in First Nations Students

Cultivating a love of reading is critical to helping students succeed, discover their gifts, and develop into confident, well-rounded adults.

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Coming Soon to Manitoba

(Courtesy of bandwidth digital releasing ltd.) Movies! Movies! Movies! Created by Hollywood actor Adam Beach, bandwidth is a mobile movie house releasing Aboriginal and mainstream ‘first-run’ Hollywood feature films in Canada and the United States. And three communities in Manitoba will soon be experiencing bandwidth first hand: Norway House, Brokenhead and Sandy Bay First Nations. 

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Tansi. Boozhoo. Welcome.

Hello and welcome to the first post on MFNERC’s new blog! We here in the communications department at MFNERC decided that another good vehicle for promoting First Nations education in Manitoba, and Canada, would be through a blog. Our goal is for it to become an informal gathering place for educators and learners of all […]

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