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Province Acknowledges Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30


Day of Observation Advances Reconciliation, Allows Manitobans to Reflect on Residential School Experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit: Lagimodiere


The Manitoba government is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day of observance to encourage reflection and meaningful discussions about the impacts of residential schools, Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister Alan Lagimodiere announced today.

Schools will be closed and no classes will be held on that day.  Manitoba’s public servants will also observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and non-essential government services and offices will be closed for the day.

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Message from the Director of Languages and Cultures

Aaniin,

It is that time of year when staff and students return to school ready and eager to go. Unfortunately, the past year and a half has been difficult for staff and students dealing with the pandemic.  At the MFNERC, we have had some difficulty delivering the services that we have in the past, but we were able to modify our work to provide services remotely and resources to support at-home learning. For example, our Essential Learning Packages created are by grade level, covering all subject areas. These are still available for our member communities to access should they need to.

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MFNSS and Keeseekoowenin First Nation Celebrate Renewed Education Agreement

September 2, 2021 – Chief Norman Bone and Councillors Leslie Blackbird, Barry Bone, and Bradley Burns from Keeseekoowenin First Nation met with Mr. Charles Cochrane, Executive Director of MFNERC, to renew their partnership agreement.

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Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate Fall Registration

If you’re looking to expand your current education or want to ensure you meet all post-secondary or industry requirements, then Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate is the place for you. For more information go to https://wapaskwa.ca/

Renewed Agreement Celebrated Between Lake Manitoba First Nation and the MFNSS

September 2, 2021 – Chief Norman Bone and Councillors Leslie Blackbird, Barry Bone, and Bradley Burns from Keeseekoowenin First Nation met with Mr. Charles Cochrane, Executive Director of MFNERC, to renew their partnership agreement.

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Virtual Mathematics for Middle Years 5-8

Microsoft Word – Letter of Invite Math Roundtable Middle Years 2021.docx

Letter of Invite – Roundtable for Middle Years teachers

This roundtable is for Middle Years 5-8 Teachers.

Two days for roundtable re: Mathematics and the land- Why do we need to teach land- based activities? This 2-day session will focus on how Indigenous Peoples understand the importance of the drum within their worldview and the connections to the Manitoba mathematics curriculum outcomes.

Virtual Online-details to follow September 27 & 28, 2021

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Virtual Mathematics Roundtable K-4

Two days for round table regarding Mathematics and the land- Why do we need to teach land-based activities? This 2-day session will focus on how Indigenous Peoples understand the importance of the drum within their worldview and the mathematics curriculum outcomes.

This math roundtable is for Early Years k – 4 Teachers.

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Announcing the passing of Ralph Arthurson

It is with great sadness we announce that Ralph Arthurson passed to the spirit world on Friday, July 30, 2021. Ralph was a long-standing employee with MFNERC for 20 years and had recently retired in December 2020.

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Principal Round Table

Virtual Principals Roundtable 2021 will take place over Zoom, August 30 & 31, 2021. Takwēski Māmitonēntamāk: ‘Changing our Focus” is a responsive process that will enable our First Nations educators to build and sustain the instructional capacity to accelerate student learning.

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Virtual Summer Institute Registration

ATTENTION: First Nation Schools, Principals, Teachers, Resource Teachers, Educational Assistants

MFNERC Inclusive Education Services Department will be hosting a virtual Summer Institute from August 16 – 27, 2021.

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