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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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Clinical Services Wraps Up Another Successful Regional Event

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre just finished its first Virtual Clinical Services Regional. Clinical Services Regional events were in-person gatherings since 2008, but with such a positive reaction to the virtual component this year, we will explore continuing online events in the future.

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Renowned Virtual Success for Clinical Services and the Digital Learning & Development Teams

Last week, MFNERC wrapped up the Virtual Clinical Services Regional. The leadership, participants, and organizers celebrated it as a monumental success for the organization’s newest department: Digital Learning Environment.

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Behind the Scenes Peek at the Making of Sensory Motor Rooms

43 schools affiliated with MFNERC Clinical Services have received their sensory motor equipment to support students’ learning and participation during the school day.

This is an example of working directly with school staff to implement student programming, through specialized services and equipment, since January 2018.

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Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy 2nd Annual Languages Symposium

The purpose of Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy, MALS, is to promote, revitalize, and retain the Aboriginal Languages in Manitoba based on ancestral knowledges of our Grandparents. Understanding the connectedness of generations and the importance of Aboriginal languages teach us who we are as a people.

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