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MFNERC is proud to announce the winners for the Lighting the Fire Student Essay Contest 2013!
Category 1 (Grades 7-9)
The grand prize winner is Trenton Harper 13 years old attending grade 9 at George Knott School in Wasagamack First Nation
The second place winner is Shawneen Fisher 12 years old attending grade 7 at Miskooseepi School in Bloodvein First Nation
Category 2 (Grades 10-12)
The grand prize winner is Kailey Arthurson 17 years old attending grade 12 at Charles Sinclair School in Fisher River Cree Nation
The second place winner is Kirsten Muswaggon 17 years old attending grade 12 at Otter-Nelson River School in Cross Lake First Nation
The staff at MFNERC is so proud of these students’ achievements in writing and wish each of them continued success in their academic careers.
The staff also thank the many students who entered the contest. You are all doing very well and we enjoyed reading your essays. Please watch the mail delivery at your school for a certificate of achievement to arrive. MFNERC also thanks the teachers and principals who taught essay writing and supported their students’ efforts.
Check back on our site later in May to view highlights of the grand prize winners’ experiences during conference week!
August 22-26, 2022
Are you a Speech-Language Educational Assistant (SLEA) who works with MFNERC Speech-Language Pathologists? This summer we have our annual Inclusive Education Clinical Services summer training, BUT we are doing things a bit different this year.Continue reading “IECS Summer Training For Speech-Language Educational Assistants”
We encourage you to register your school for the Fisher River Inter-School Powwow on June 14, 2022, from 10 am-4 pm. This is a perfect opportunity for students to come together and dance, learn about powwow protocol and traditions, and of course, meet new friends.
On May 3, 2022, 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.
MFNERC and MFNSS would like to acknowledge Sophia Smoke for her role in the historic ceremony that took place on April 22, 2022, 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.
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.Continue reading “5 Year Service Awards”
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.Continue reading “First Annual MFNERC Career Fair”
MFNERC thanks everyone who attended the recent Virtual Youth Gathering. It is always a good day when we gather with youth, our future generations.Continue reading “Youth Gathering 2022”