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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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National Indigenous History Month

Held yearly in June, National Indigenous History Month is a time for all Canadians to celebrate the history, heritage, and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples. June coincides with the summer solstice, which is a traditional time of celebration for many Indigenous people. Indigenous History Month was recognized through the efforts of the National Indian Brotherhood (now known as the Assembly of First Nations), and it is a time for us to walk together in celebration, learning, and reflection.

Pride Month

June is celebrated as Pride Month by millions of LGBTQ2S+ people and their allies worldwide. It is a time to honour the history of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Uprising in New York, which saw protests and violence that pushed forward the gay rights movement. We stand beside the LGBTQ2S+ community and remember those who’ve led the way in creating a more respectful, diverse, and equal place for all of us.

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Mourning 215 Children of Kamloops Residential School

It is with great sadness we mourn the 215 children discovered buried at the Kamloops Indian Residential School. We extend our condolences and prayers to the families of the victims and their communities, the BC Nation of Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, and all Indian Residential School Survivors and their descendants grieving this discovery. It is unnatural to be unable to gather together to comfort one another in times of profound grief, and words alone cannot express the continuing impact the Residential Schools have on our families and communities. Our hearts mourn this atrocity. We raise our prayers up as we stand with the BC First Nations to honour the children whose lives were lost.
The IRS Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential School experience: 1-866-925-4419

Lighting the Fire Virtual Converence 2021

MFNERC would like to say ēkosāni, kinanaakomin, miigwech, pidamaya do, masi to all who joined us at the 2021 Virtual Lighting the Fire Conference! Special thank you to Elder Nelliane Cromarty and drummer Victor Tssessaze for starting our event in a good way and to our conference host, Tina Keeper, for ensuring a seamless flow of events.

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CMHA Mental Health Week

  1. Good mental health isn’t about being happy all the time. In fact, a mentally healthy life includes the full range of human emotions—even the uncomfortable ones like sadness, fear and anger.
  • Feeling sad, angry and anxious at times is part of being human.
  • Even if we try to push our difficult feelings down, they don’t go away.
  • Focusing on intense emotions doesn’t make them worse. In fact, one of the best ways to quiet our emotions is to give them a voice.
  • Bottling up our emotions can make them grow or come out in other ways—not reacting to something negative that happens at work could end up making you more likely to yell at your children later, for example.
  • If your emotions are overwhelming, persistent and/or are interfering with your daily
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Quarterly Update from the Executive Director

As the Executive Director of MFNERC, I intend to provide a quarterly update to all First Nations stakeholders on the activities undertaken by MFNERC on behalf of First Nations in Manitoba.

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Lighting the Fire Virtual Conference

May 19-21, 2021

Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit

MFNERC is proud to present this year’s Lighting the Fire Conference on May 19-21, 2021 which will be held virtually. This year’s theme is Student Well-Being: Balancing of the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit. 

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Co-Regulation Workshop

Meeting:                             Early Learning Co-regulation

Session:                               Role of the Educator in Co-regulation

Date:                                     Thursday, April 22, 2021

Location:                              Zoom Meeting

Time:                                     9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Zoom Registration Link: https://mfnerc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEof-6qqDkpHNP9Xt21cAsQYDf5hCe9HRHA

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The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba Spends the Day with the Language & Culture Unit

The Languages and Cultures Department took part in a professional development training session with the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. The day started with a land acknowledgement from session leader Connie Anderson.

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