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Partnership Between TRCM Treaty Knowledge Centre and the MFNERC

Yesterday, MFNERC Executive Director Charles Cochrane and Treaty Commissioner Loretta Ross celebrated the new partnership with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba’s Treaty Knowledge Centre. Through this partnership, MFNERC and TRCM will work to implement Treaty education throughout the province. The Treaty Knowledge Centre is set to open in the summer of 2022 at The Forks. MFNERC looks forward to being a partner in this important work.

Historical ceremony towards reconciliation and reclamation.

MFNERC and MFNSS would like to acknowledge Sophia Smoke for her role in the historic ceremony today that took place with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Southern Chiefs Organization. The HBC building located in Downtown Winnipeg was gifted to SCO in the spirit of reconciliation and reclamation, and the building is set to be renovated into affordable housing for First Nations people, a child care centre, a museum, an art gallery, and restaurants. Sophia Smoke, a young member of the Dakota Plains Wahpeton First Nation, moved many in attendance to tears with her powerful speech and we look forward to hearing more from her in the future as a young leader.

5 Year Service Awards

The Resource Centre’s Executive Director, Mr. Charles Cochrane, is pleased to award some of our beautiful 5-year service awards to these outstanding staff members today! Miigwech for your service Jennifer Williams, Lucy Antsanen, Louise Cameron, Norbert Mercredi, and Karen Taylor.

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First Annual MFNERC Career Fair

The Resource Centre hosted its first Career Fair on March 23, 2022. A virtual platform ensured a great turnout from schools across Manitoba and provided an opportunity to host 36 career booths. The day opened in a good way with political leaders and organization directors offering prayers and words of encouragement. The students participated in interactive booth visits, contests, and career presentations that ran all day.

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Youth Gathering 2022

MFNERC thanks everyone who attended the recent Virtual Youth Gathering. It is always a good day when we gather with youth, our future generations.

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MALS – Gathering for Our Languages Symposium – June 2-3, 2022

Ki kiikidowininaand Maamawi’opiwin: Our Language Our Identity

Hosted at the Canad Inns Centre Club Regent

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Registration Open for the First Annual MFNERC Virtual Career Fair

Registration is now open for the first annual MFNERC Virtual Career Fair. The event takes place Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Sign up today to register your students, children, or classroom to participate in this interactive career fair from the convenience of your homeroom.

New Services for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The. Manitoba First Nations Resource Centre (the Resource Centre) is proud to announce that Blind and Visually Impaired Educator Christina Valiquette is offering her services. Christina earned her degree from the University of British Columbia, with a focus on the education of students who are blind or visually impaired. Before Christina started her new role at the Resource Centre, families often had to leave their homes to seek supports and services, usually in Winnipeg. This is the first time that such services have been provided in First Nations schools.

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Virtual Youth Gathering 2022

First Nations students grade 7-12 from MFNERC’s affiliated schools are invited to attend this Virtual Youth Gathering March 16-17, 2022.

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Corrine Player: corrinep@mfnerc.com
Robin Mousseau: robinm@mfnerc.com

I Love to Read Month

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (The Resource Centre) celebrated I Love to Read Month in February. An integral part of First Nations cultures has always been storytelling. Oral stories are passed down from generation to generation and are an educational and interactive way of sharing life’s lessons. Books are another way to inform us, connect us to other worlds, instruct us, and challenge us. I Love to Read Month was an opportunity to encourage reading for all ages. As a part of the kickoff, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee,  and Charles Cochrane, Executive Director of the Resource Centre, encouraged us all to pick up a book. You can still watch their videos on the Resource Centre’s YouTube channel.  

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