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Message from the Director of Languages and Cultures


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

August 12, 2021 – Chief Cornell McLean and Councillors Kevin Swan, Byron Swan, Berry McLean, and Dwight Paul from Lake Manitoba First Nation met with Charles Cochrane, Executive Director of MFNERC, to take part in a signing ceremony today. Chief Cornell McLean and Charles Cochrane signed a five-year partnership agreement between Lake Manitoba First Nation and MFNSS.

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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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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.