News & Events

Look here to find press releases, event announcements and other notices that impact our work and First Nation education.

Current Events & News

November 01, 2022

  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, …


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November 01, 2022

New Communications Manager on the Front Lines of Language and Cultural Revitalization

Michael Hutchinson is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation. As a teen, he pulled nets on Lake Winnipeg, fought forest fires in the Canadian Shield, and worked at the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Station’s Underground Research Lab. As a young adult, he worked as a bartender, a caterer for rock concerts and movie shoots, and, …


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November 01, 2022

Message from the Director of Instructional Services, MFNSS

We are excited to welcome students and staff back to in-class, in-person interactions in MFNSS Schools! MFNSS schools are planning to open the first week in September after Labour Day, and this school year will start with getting back to the new “normal” and supporting students to transition to attending school again and ensuring that …


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November 01, 2022

Ask an Early Learning Facilitator


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November 01, 2022

MFNERC 20th Anniversary Booklet

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November 01, 2022

9th Annual Land Based Youth Conference


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November 01, 2022

Save the Date: Lighting the Fire 2019

“Honouring Our Heritage—Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous languages”


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November 01, 2022

Student Essay Contest Winners!

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 …


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July 22, 2022

IECS Summer Training For Speech-Language Educational Assistants

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.


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June 01, 2022

Fisher River Inter-School Powwow

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. Registration Form


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May 25, 2022

Lighting the Fire 2022 – Every Child Has a Gift

Lighting the Fire 2022 was an overwhelming success! We want to thank everyone who came out to the conference—the delegates, Chiefs, Elders, special guests, presenters, and staff. It’s been three years since our last in-person Lighting the Fire Conference, and we were so happy to see everyone again!


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May 03, 2022

Partnership Between TRCM Treaty Knowledge Centre and the MFNERC

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 …


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April 22, 2022

Historical ceremony towards reconciliation and reclamation.

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 …


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April 22, 2022

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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March 31, 2022

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 …


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March 22, 2022

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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March 18, 2022

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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March 14, 2022

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.


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March 10, 2022

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 …


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March 02, 2022

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. Registration or contact Corrine Player: corrinep@mfnerc.comRobin Mousseau: robinm@mfnerc.com


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February 28, 2022

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, …


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February 28, 2022

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, …


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February 24, 2022

Language Teacher Gatherings

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is excited to invite your Language Teachers or Instructors to this year’s Language Teacher Gatherings. Staff from our Languages and Cultures department will be hosting a two-day Language Teacher Gathering for the Northern and Southern regions. The gathering dates and locations are below. Please be aware that these …


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February 24, 2022

Language Teacher Gatherings

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is excited to invite your Language Teachers or Instructors to this year’s Language Teacher Gatherings. Staff from our Languages and Cultures department will be hosting a two-day Language Teacher Gathering for the Northern and Southern regions. The gathering dates and locations are below. Please be aware that these …


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February 08, 2022

Only Two Days Left to Register for MFNERC Clinical Services Regional

You are invited to the Virtual Clinical Services Regionals which is being held February 15-17, 2022! This event originated in the 2008-2009 school year and was called the Speech-Language Regionals. It provided an opportunity to provide additional training to the Speech-Language Educational Assistants that assisted the Speech-Language Pathologists to deliver speech and language services to …


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February 07, 2022

February is Heart (Ode) Month here in Canada.

Have you ever heard the word ode’imin? It means “strawberry” in Ojibwe. Ode’imin combines the words ode (heart) and min (berry). The term ode’imin originates from its heart shape. Also, First Nations have always connected the benefits of delicious, juicy berries to heart strength.


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February 01, 2022

Introducing the new Communications Manager for MFNERC

Michael Hutchinson is a member of the Misipawistik Cree Nation. As a teen, he pulled nets on Lake Winnipeg, fought forest fires in the Canadian Shield, and worked at the Whiteshell Nuclear Research Station’s Underground Research Lab. As a young adult, he worked as a bartender, a caterer for rock concerts and movie shoots, and, …


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February 01, 2022

Grand Chief Garrison Settee Shares his “I Love to Read Month” picks!

What an exciting kick-off to I Love to Read Month! MKO Grand Chief Garry Settee shares his recommendations on First Nations authors to pick up this month for yourself and for your children. You can find the children’s titles in our shop: www.mfnerc.org/the-shop and take a look at many other titles or various reading levels and interests. …


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January 26, 2022

Bell Let’s Talk Day

MFNERC values the mental and emotional well-being of our First Nations students and communities. We strongly believe in our role of helping First Nations improve education for all learners to achieve mino-pimatisiwin (the good life). Mental illness affects one in five people in Canada, across all ages and walks of life. We believe everyone should …


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December 08, 2021

Passing of Elder Dave Courchene

It is with great sadness that the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) learns that Nitamabit/Nii Gaani Aki Inini (Elder Dave Courchene) has begun his final journey. A spiritual and community leader, his loss will be felt throughout the country, if not the world, and the staff and management at MFNERC send their deepest …


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November 09, 2021

National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and this year will mark the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. We can’t wait another hundred years to change life for all those affected by diabetes. Help us End Diabetes.


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October 29, 2021

Circle of Knowledge and Practices

Our virtual Circle of Knowledge and Practices Conference was dedicated to creating student engagement. What better way to explore this theme than through conversations with educators around Canada, made possible with the online format.  


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October 07, 2021

Manitoba Aboriginal Language Strategy Group Set to Renew Agreement

News Release from Manitoba Aboriginal Language Strategy Group: The Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS) Partnership Agreement is set to be renewed by four lead organizations, including; Manitoba Education – The Indigenous Inclusion Directorate (IID), Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC), University College of the North (UCN), and the Indigenous Languages of Manitoba (ILM). The …


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October 06, 2021

The Passing of Chief Orville Smoke

It is with great sadness that MFNERC management and staff send condolences to the family and community of Itancan (Chief) Orville Smoke of Dakota Plains Wahpeton Oyate. Chief Smoke was a highly respected leader who dedicated his life for the self-determination and autonomy for the people of Dakota Plains Wahpeton Oyate. Having served his community …


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October 05, 2021

Wahbanang: The Resurgence of a People: Clearing the Path for our Survival Launch

Please join us over on our Facebook page Thursday, October 7th, 2021, 10 AM CST to celebrate the virtual book launch of Wahbanang — The Resurgence of a People: Clearing the Path for our Survival.  Included in the launch is a video presentation created by the Turtle Lodge International Centre of Indigenous Education and Wellness.


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September 29, 2021

Declaration on Indigenous Languages

The Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS) Grandparents Council have shared this Declaration on Indigenous Languages and the Sacred responsibility we all have in the preservation of our languages.


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September 28, 2021

The 2022 Indigenous Peoples Development Program

Applicants must have graduated within the last 2 years from a four year post-secondary program. The program will remain fully remote, and candidates from across Canada are welcome to apply. This year we will be hiring for 20 positions in the following lines of business: Finance, Technology & Operations, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Canadian Banking, …


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September 07, 2021

Province Acknowledges Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30

Day of Observation Advances Reconciliation, Allows Manitobans to Reflect on Residential School Experiences of First Nations, Métis and Inuit: Lagimodiere The Manitoba government is recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a day of observance to encourage reflection and meaningful discussions about the impacts of residential schools, Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations Minister …


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September 07, 2021

Message from the Director of Languages and Cultures

Aaniin, 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 …


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September 03, 2021

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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September 03, 2021

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/


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September 03, 2021

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 …


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August 30, 2021

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 …


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August 30, 2021

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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August 10, 2021

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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June 22, 2021

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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June 16, 2021

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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June 14, 2021

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 …


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June 14, 2021

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 …


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May 31, 2021

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 …


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May 27, 2021

Lighting the Fire Virtual Conference 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 …


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May 03, 2021

CMHA Mental Health Week

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 …


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April 26, 2021

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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April 20, 2021

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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April 16, 2021

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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March 17, 2021

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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March 12, 2021

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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March 10, 2021

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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March 04, 2021

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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March 01, 2021

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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February 23, 2021

LOGIN: MFNERC Virtual Clinical Services Regional

If you have already registered for this event, please login with the link below. You will have received an email confirmation with your login details. Registration is now closed.


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February 12, 2021

Attention Parents and Caregivers!

Are you looking for FREE virtual resources you can do from home? Join us for our MFNERC Virtual Clinical Services Regional February 23-25, 2021. Drop in for one session or for all sessions, whatever suits your needs and schedule. Just don’t miss out, register today!


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February 12, 2021

2021 Virtual Science Fair

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre and the Manitoba First Nations School Systems are proud to announce the 2021 Virtual Science Fair.


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February 12, 2021

MFNERC welcomes Sharon McKay to the new position of Community Support Program Manager for the Thompson office.

Sharon has a shared responsibility for the management of the northern office. She is primarily responsible for engaging with northern First Nations and will liaising, communicating and collaborating with all departments within MFNERC to ensure the needs and aspirations of the northern First Nations are reflected in the implementation of MFNERC vision, mission, goals, and …


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February 08, 2021

Only Two Days Left to Register for MFNERC Clinical Services Regional

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is holding a Clinical Services Regional virtually February 15-17, 2022. This gathering will provide the educational assistants and therapy assistants from the community with the opportunity to receive information on the services we provide within the MFNERC Inclusive Education Clinical Services Department. Strategies will be provided and practiced …


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January 26, 2021

MFNERC Virtual Land Based Physical Education and Health Gathering

Feb 11 & 12, 2021 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Location: Zoom WebinarRegistering for this gathering will provide the physical education and health teachers and other physical education providers from the community with the opportunity to receive information on the services and resources provided within the MFNERC, Sport Manitoba and Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation …


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January 22, 2021

MFNERC welcomes new departmental lead, Lorna Prince.

MFNERC is pleased to welcome our newest departmental lead, Lorna Prince. She will be joining the Department of Inclusive Education Services on January 25, 2021 as the Director of Inclusive Education Services.


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January 07, 2021

Upcoming Webinar

Register for Resiliency for Educators Webinar on Jan 27, 2021 10:00 AM This webinar will cover the topic of resiliency with the definition, increase knowledge and awareness of resiliency. 


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November 16, 2020

Announcement of new Language and Culture Departmental Leadership

MFNERC is proud to welcome our newest departmental leads of the Language and Culture Department, Director Davin Dumas and Assistant Director Jennifer Williams.


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October 30, 2020

Middle Years Health Education from a First Nations Perspective: Video Series and Lesson Guide

MFNERC is pleased to share our “Middle Years Health Education from a First Nations Perspective: Video Series and Lesson Guide.” This teacher resource provides educators with the proper support and knowledge to educate middle-year students about healthy relationships, human sexuality, bodies, nutrition, and substance use/misuse. We have included videos of Elders and Knowledge Keepers sharing …


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October 29, 2020

Dadavan Maintenance

There will be maintenance from October 30, 6 PM to October 31, 10 PM for Dadavan. During this time Dadavan Outcomes will be unavailable.


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October 26, 2020

October is Occupational Therapy Month

October is Occupational Therapy (OT) month, so the OTs at MFNERC are here to share what Occupational Therapy means to them. The OTs at MFNERC work in First Nations schools to promote meaningful participation in school activities and support academic and developmental goals.


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October 22, 2020

Congratulations to the 20 graduates of the Masters in Language and Literacy (MILL) program.

“About four years ago, leaders from the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC) approached the UM Faculty of Education to work together to create an M.Ed. cohort,” Watt explains. “The cohort was to focus on Inclusive Language and Literacy within a First Nations education context. The resulting consultative process with First Nations educators …


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October 20, 2020

MFNERC Announces Covid-19 Academic Support Solutions

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) has developed comprehensive Essential Learning Packages, which include lesson plans to ensure students achieve learning outcomes away from the classroom.


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October 07, 2020

Deaf Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week is celebrated annually on the last week of September. Deaf communities all across the world get together to bring awareness to Deaf issues, people, and culture.


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October 01, 2020

Second Annual First Nations Cross Country Meet

We are thrilled to announce the second annual First Nations Cross-Country Meet on October 15, 2020. We invite all MFNERC and MFNSS students to participate in the competition which will be held virtually, so you can participate on your school/community track or trail. Important Update: The deadline to get your results submitted has been EXTENDED …


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September 14, 2020

Covid-19 and asthma concerns

COVID-19 is mainly a respiratory infection, and there are concerns regarding the effects of this virus on children and youth with asthma. But, NO EVIDENCE to date to suggest that young people with asthma are at increased risk for COVID-19 infection.


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August 10, 2020

MFNERC’s Art Contest for Manitoba First Nations Kids

Encourage Summer Learning Summer Art Contest to get MFNERC / MFNSS Students Creating—and Winning Prizes Encourage children and youth to draw and take photos this summer and then submit their works in the first-ever MFNERC art contest. Kindergarten to Grade 12 students in schools affiliated with MFNERC or MFNSS can enter and win gift cards …


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August 06, 2020

MFNERC partners with Dadavan OUTCOMES Program

A new partnership with Dadavan OUTCOMES will provide First Nations School Staff with a Student Information Management System, a Professional Development Portal, and include additional built-in features that meet students’ needs in First Nations schools.


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July 02, 2020

Virtual Clinical Services / Special Education Summer Institute – Online Registration is now open

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Special Education Department of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre will be hosting a Virtual Clinical Services Summer Institute from August 4 – 7, 2020.


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June 12, 2020

Miigwetch, ekosani, marsi, pidamaya do for all your support

A big thank you to all the staff who have participated in our online events over the past couple of months. We have seen high numbers of engagement and appreciation for these resources on our social media channels, and such success wouldn’t be possible without your readiness to adapt to online sharing, learning, and teaching. …


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June 03, 2020

2018-2019 MFNERC Finance Report

On behalf of MFNERC’s Board of Directors, we welcome you to preview our 2018-19 Financial Audit. This Audit report reflects the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre’s (MFNERC) on-going commitment to improving both its performance and its financial and fiscal accountability. 2018-2019 MFNERC Finance Report (PDF)


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June 01, 2020

EPIC Week Manitoba: A Virtual Career Experience

UPDATE* The Virtual Career Fair speaker videos are archived on the site now. They will be available on the site for a short time. Watch for when these presentations will be put on a YouTube channel. Go to EVENT ARCHIVES and search for the video you’d like to watch. Please feel free to check them …


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May 28, 2020

Social Media Schedule June 1- June 5

Join us this week for daily activities you can enjoy from home. Wilfred Buck returns on June 1 at 2:00pm for star stories of Niska the goose. Check out our interactive calendar to see our social media lineup on Facebook.


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May 15, 2020

Congratulations to Charles Cochrane on the Appointment of Executive Director of MFNERC

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Cochrane as the new Executive Director, effective June 16, 2020, following the retirement of Lorne C. Keeper.


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May 15, 2020

Announcing the Retirement of Lorne C. Keeper

With mixed emotions, we announce the upcoming retirement of Executive Director Lorne C. Keeper, effective June 15, 2020. Lorne has enjoyed a lifelong career serving in First Nations education. He started his first teaching job in 1975 in Nelson House. Lorne then moved to Alberta and Thompson, where he worked with Keewatin Community College as …


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May 15, 2020

Social Media Schedule May 18 – 22

Join us this week for daily activities you can enjoy from home. Check out our interactive calendar to see our social media lineup for the week of May 18 – 22, 2020. Happy May long weekend!


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May 14, 2020

*New*Online Meetings and Professional Development

Now offering a schedule of upcoming online meetings and professional development webinars will address needs to support remote learning for First Nations.


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May 11, 2020

The Youth Science Canada (YSC) launched the inaugural Youth Science Canada Online STEM Fair

The YSC Online STEM Fair is a chance for these students to share their sense of curiosity and passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It’s also an opportunity for the public to celebrate STEM and get a glimpse into the next generation of innovators, researchers and entrepreneurs.


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April 23, 2020

Social Media Schedule

May 4-8, 2020 Join us this week for daily activities you can enjoy from home. Check out our interactive calendar to see our social media lineup for the week of May 4–8, 2020. We have animal names in Ojibwe-Cree with David Flett, Dene kitchen words, and talking about spring in Cree. Star Stories with Wilfred …


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April 22, 2020

TthaNárɛltthʼɛr, Our Dene Hero

Did you catch author Lucy Antsanen reading TthaNárɛltth’ɛr Live on our Facebook page? Now you can read along for free with this Flipbook version.


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April 21, 2020

The newest edition of the MFNERC Newsletter Sharing Our Stories is now available

The March 2020 MFNERC newsletter, “Sharing our Stories,” has been mailed out to schools. This issue shines the spotlight on land-based education. Most First Nations schools offer some form of land-based education, but, so far, a standard approach to help guide teachers is unavailable. MFNERC is in the final stages of developing a “document guide” …


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April 09, 2020

Treaty Tales Free Online Reading Resource

Today we are doing a live reading of Treaty Tales – The Handshake and the Pipe. Follow along with your own free flipbook version available now.


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April 06, 2020

Sensory Play Activities

Sensory play is interactive activities designed to help children explore their 7 senses: touch, smell, taste, sight, hearing, body awareness, and movement. Check out these fun sensory play ideas using the materials you can find at home!


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March 27, 2020

Playing with playdough

Are you looking for fun learning activities to help entertain your family? If so, you are in luck — the MFNERC Occupational Therapy team has some exciting projects on the way, including some playdough fun! Playdough is a perfect playtime activity for developing children’s fine motor skills. We are sharing an easy to follow recipe, …


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March 23, 2020

Accessible resources for adults and children about COVID-19 and ways to cope

The MFNERC School Psychologists have put together an accessible list of resources for adults and children related to coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than just providing links, this format offers visual and video thumbnails, as well as infographic and handout previews and other accessibility options.


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March 20, 2020

At-Home Activities Ideas for Nursery and Kindergarten Children

Here are some fun free learning activities for Nursery and Kindergarten aged children that you can use at home.


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March 18, 2020

Statement from the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs calls for a State of Emergency and establishes a COVID-19 Pandemic Response Coordination Team and Centre.


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March 17, 2020

Home Sweet Home Activities

There’s no place like home…activities! Make yourself at home with these fun activities and resources. Have an activity that you’ve tried that isn’t on our list, send us the link so we can share it with others! Info@mfnerc.com Sensory Example Physical Activity Example


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March 09, 2020

MFNSS Province-Wide Basketball Tournament

This year’s MFNSS Basketball Tournament saw 160 participants and volunteers. Ten teams representing eight MFNSS schools attended, the farthest school coming in from York Landing.


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February 28, 2020

Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy—2020 Aboriginal Languages Symposium

The Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy (MALS) was created to revitalize First Nations languages. MALS is committed to promoting and developing First Nations language resources throughout the province.


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February 21, 2020

For Immediate Release: 3rd Annual Keewatin Regional Science Fair

This year’s theme is Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) Location: Bill Comaskey Wellness Centre Thompson Regional Community Centre Dates:   February 24–25, 2020


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February 19, 2020

MFNERC sends copies of “Little Tree” by Cree author Natashia Moodie to all affiliated First Nations schools.

Little Tree is a children’s book that talks about the importance of taking care of the earth, water, and taking immediate action to reduce the effects of climate change.


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February 19, 2020

Community Working-Groups Meet with MFNERC to Complete Land-Based Curriculum

MFNERC’s Research & Development (R&D) team recently held a working-group meeting with community members from Manitoba First Nations to finish a land-based curriculum due to come out in 2020. The meeting featured guest speakers—educators currently doing valuable land education work in Manitoba communities.


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February 13, 2020

Lighting the Fire Conference: 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 6-8, 2020 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre in Winnipeg.


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February 12, 2020

Reconnecting with the Land – 10th Annual Land-Based Youth Education Gathering

We teach youth the importance of making and participating in events our people used to do prior to colonization. This event focuses on making educational knowledge fun and will provide fellowship with other First Nations. This event marks the 10th Annual Land-Based Education Gathering held to date in partnership with the Manitoba First Nations Education …


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January 15, 2020

Research & Development Team Creating Potential Partnership in Educational Programming with the Manitoba Museum

In December 2019, MFNERC’s Research and Development (R&D) team met with staff from the Manitoba Museum to discuss potential education partnerships projects. This meeting was held at the Manitoba Museum and included a personalized tour led by Dr. Maureen Matthews, Rachel Erickson, Rob Gendron, and Nancy Anderson.


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January 14, 2020

My Records, My Choice – If You Made A Claim in the IAP or the ADR Process, This Information is for You.

If you made an IAP or ADR claim for compensation for residential school abuse, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement says that you can save your IAP or ADR records for history, public education and research at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR).


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December 19, 2019

MFNERC 20th Anniversary

MFNERC is celebrating 20 years of serving First Nations in Manitoba. Read a bit about our history in this celebratory booklet we created for the event.


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December 10, 2019

Reverberating the Success of December’s Principals’ Round Table

The annual Principals’ Round Table, held on December 4 and 5, 2019, at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg, was well received by 30 school administrators who registered and participated. Three education administration facilitators hosted the round table with virtuous support by an Elder-in-Residence.


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December 06, 2019

Provincial Grade 12 Mathematics and ELA Tests Marking Session

Grade 12 Provincial Grade 12 Mathematics Achievement Tests Marking Sessions:


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December 06, 2019

Invitation to First Nation Schools to host the 10th Annual Land-Based Education Youth Gathering

10th Annual Land-Based Education Youth Gathering – DEADLINE EXTENDED This is a letter of invitation to First Nation Schools to host the 10th Annual Land-Based Education Youth Gathering for the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year. 


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December 06, 2019

Passing of Elder Don Robertson

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elder, leader, and mentor Don Robertson.  Don passed peacefully on December 27, 2019. Don was the first Executive Director of the MFNERC in 1999 and was instrumental in the initial development.  He was a respected Elder and spiritual leader. Even in his retirement, Don …


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December 05, 2019

2018-2019 MFNSS Annual Report

The Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS) has released its 2018–2019 Annual Report.


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November 25, 2019

Literacy Round Tables

Earlier this month, MFNERC held two Middle Years Literacy Roundtables focusing on “Reading Comprehension Strategies to Promote Higher Level Thinking.” One two-day session was held in Thompson, and the other was held in Winnipeg.


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November 20, 2019

Evolution of Training Initiatives

MFNERC’s Training Initiatives provides accredited professional development required to implement innovative programming in schools. These programs are diverse in scope, spanning from physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, educational assistants, and school psychology to remedial literacy.


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November 15, 2019

What’s new at the Instructional Resource Center

The Instructional Resource Centre (IRC) provides curriculum-appropriate materials to all First Nations schools in Manitoba. As a lending library, teachers and staff can borrow our items. If you are struggling to find a resource or can’t purchase one, put in a request to IRC, and we will do our best to find the resource or …


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November 14, 2019

ASL Community Get Together

Five families from St. Theresa Point, Garden Hill, and Wasagamack First Nations had a fun get-together in Winnipeg on October 30th, focusing on American Sign Language (ASL) communication.


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November 12, 2019

MFNERC Training Institute congratulates Occupational Therapy Graduates

MFNERC would like to congratulate Kimberley Moors, Gabrielle Peterson, and Trevor Wilson for graduating with their Masters in Occupational Therapy. The Training Institute hosted a potluck and cake to celebrate the graduates after their convocation ceremony.


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November 04, 2019

Test Post

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November 01, 2019

Invitation to High School and Middle Years ELA Round Tables

Two-day sessions promoting: networking, information sharing and other professional development that will enhance literacy strategies to implement in the classroom. We ask you to designate one ELA school teacher from your school to participate in the two-day roundtables.


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October 30, 2019

Minot State University teams up with MFNERC to deliver Speech Pathology training to First Nations students

MFNERC’s Training Initiatives is dedicated to the success of three First Nations students who are completing their Master of Science in Community Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology at Minot State University, North Dakota.


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October 23, 2019

Lacrosse in York Factory

Youth 1st Lacrosse is an organization that delivers programming to Indigenous communities in Manitoba. MFNSS is in partnership with Youth 1st Lacrosse, bringing Canada’s national summer sport to 10 schools that are part of the school system.


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October 18, 2019

Circle of Knowledge and Practices 2019

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is proud to host the annual First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference. This year’s theme was “Language, Land, and Learning.”


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October 08, 2019

2018-2019 Annual Report

The MFNERC Annual Report is an overview of the successes and challenges of the services to First Nations schools. We have a strong history of providing these innovative services to the First Nations we serve, and continue to build on that experience to support the educational success of our children. We work to support students …


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October 07, 2019

Manitoba First Nations Languages Celebration Held in Honour of National Truth and Reconciliation Day

Coinciding with National Truth and Reconciliation Day, AMC and MFNERC hosted the Manitoba First Nations Languages Land-Based Gathering geared towards students from First Nations reserves and Grades Seven and Eight students in Winnipeg. One group travelled from Tataskweyak Cree Nation to participate in the two-day event.


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October 04, 2019

MFNERC and Yellowquill College Merge to Create a First Nations Post-Secondary Institution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 3, 2019  Winnipeg, Mb. – Two highly regarded First Nations educational organizations, The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) and Yellowquill College, have formally amalgamated. This merge will provide First Nations-led education from Early Learning through Post-Secondary. 


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October 03, 2019

MFNERC and Yellowquill College Merge to Create a First Nations Post-Secondary Institution


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September 27, 2019

Huge Turnout for the First Annual First Nations Cross-Country Meet

The first annual First Nations Cross-Country Meet took place at La Barrière Park today. Students from all over Manitoba met up in St. Norbert to participate. Some communities flew in from the north, others bussed in, and by the time registration was complete, 250 youth were ready to race.


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September 24, 2019

Need for Positive Youth Experiences Inspires First Nations Cross Country Meet


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September 17, 2019

National Truth and Reconciliation Day -Manitoba First Nations Languages Land-Based Gathering

A Celebration of Manitoba’s Five Spoken Languages: Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) · Anishininiwak (Ojibwe-Cree) Dakota Oyate (Dakota) · Dënësułiné (Dene) Nehethowuk/Ininewak (Cree)


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September 10, 2019

Early & Middle Years Mathematics Round Tables

Early & Middle Years Round Table Sessions These round table sessions are for Early Years 1-4 Teachers, Middle Years 5-8 Teachers, and High School Teachers 9-12 in the southern and northern schools.


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August 26, 2019

Dakota Tipi First Nation joins Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS)


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August 23, 2019

Back to School Season

It’s that time of year again—time to get our classrooms ready for a new school year. Some of you are veterans in the classroom, and some of you are teaching a class for the first time. And, some of you aren’t necessarily new teachers, but new to MFNERC or MFNSS and coming into a new …


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August 16, 2019

Save the date to attend the 1st Annual Cross-Country meet

MFNERC and Mahpiya Hdega School have partnered to host the 1st Annual Cross-Country meet to be held at La Barriere Park in St. Norbert, Manitoba. Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 11:00 am.


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August 06, 2019

Interview with artist/illustrator Don Monkman

The illustration process incorporates more than just drawing something. When it comes to sequential art and storytelling, a collaboration exists between the creative minds who try to visualize and then bring to life the same expression, emotion, history, mood, and environment to the imagination of the reader.


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August 04, 2019

MFNSS and Dakota Tipi First Nation Sign New Partnership

On August 29, 2019, Dakota Tipi First Nation and the Manitoba First Nations School System (MFNSS) signed a delegation agreement to work together for the success of the students. MFNSS currently partners with 11 communities from across the province of Manitoba to provide the highest quality of education for First Nations by First Nations.


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August 02, 2019

The Grizzlies: New Movie and Classroom Resources about Healing in the North

A 2019 movie The Grizzlies, set in Nunavut, shows how youth are reclaiming their culture to heal from the effects of colonization and the Indian Residential School system.


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July 29, 2019

Gill Net Fishing

Watch and learn with cousin duo Morley and Darrell Moore


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July 16, 2019

MFNSS Annual Softball Tournament

On June 12th, MFNSS facilitated the Second Annual Softball Tournament. This fun event was hosted by Mahpiya Hdega School at the Rotary Republic of Manitobah Park in Portage la Prairie.


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July 04, 2019

Pinaymootang Math Festival

The mission of MFNSS Math Festival is to inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving.


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May 29, 2019

Canada Wide Science Fair Vlog Video

We wanted to do something really fun with the Canada Wide Science Fair winners this year, so we provided them with a video camera to record their adventures during the trip to Fredericton. Thanks to the all the students for being such great sports! We are so proud of the work you all have accomplished. …


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May 29, 2019

LTF Workshop Introduces Curriculum on Buffy Sainte-Marie that Follows a First Nations Learning Style

A workshop at MFNERC’s recent Lighting the Fire conference explored curriculum centred on First Nations role-model Buffy Sainte-Marie. The resource helps teach culturally relevant history while inspiring youth to pursue their dreams.


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May 21, 2019

Provincial Exam Marking Sessions

MFNERC invites Senior High ELA teachers and Grade 12 Math teachers in the division to partake in a two-day session that will focus on preparing you for marking the Provincial Grade 12 ELA Standards Test and the Provincial Grade 12 Mathematics Achievement Tests.


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May 16, 2019

Lighting the Fire 2019

Lighting the Fire (LTF) 2019 celebrated MFNERC’s 20th year in operation with the theme “Honouring Our Heritage—Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages.” This conference highlighted the richness of First Nations languages in Manitoba.


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May 07, 2019

Story Sharing at the Special Education Department’s Staff Meeting

The day-long meeting started with Elder Don Robertson saying an opening prayer and with some welcoming remarks from Margaret Scott, Director of Special Education; Don Shackel, Assistant Director of Special Education; and Shirley Myran, Manager of the Training Institute.


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May 07, 2019

Lighting the Fire – Starts May 8th

Find out everything you need to know about the conference. “Honouring our Heritage – Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages” May 8-10, 2019 Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba


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May 03, 2019

MFNSS Track and Field Meet

The Manitoba First Nations School System hosted a Track and Field Meet with Ginew School in Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation on May 30th and 31st.


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May 02, 2019

Gathering of Friends 2019

Ginew School held its 17th Annual Gathering of Friends in Roseau River on May 17th. The event promotes cultural awareness, pride, and education for those in the community and from surrounding area schools. Kids from neighbouring towns spent the day in the First Nation, where the school hosted a day packed with activities, workshops, and …


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April 18, 2019

MFNERC Forum Seeks First Nations Feedback on Early Learning Strategies

MFNERC hosted its First Nations Early Learning Child Care Engagement Forum this week. The conference was held to allow all 63 First Nations in Manitoba to voice the needs and aspirations for their children.


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April 11, 2019

Education Director’s Meeting

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) and education directors from Manitoba First Nations met on April 3 and 4 for training, sharing, and discussion.


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April 05, 2019

Psychology Program tailored for First Nations students

On April 2, MFNERC and the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary) received an Award for Educational Leadership at the 2019 Teaching Awards.


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March 29, 2019

Blind Visual Impairment Training

Call for Blind Visual Impairment Training   The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. through the Special Education and Training Institute is inviting applications for an opportunity to train one individual for services in Special Education and Clinical Services in the area of Blind and Visual Impairments.


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March 25, 2019

Wuskwi Sipihk School Art Fair

Wuskwi Sipihk School held its annual art fair last Friday March 22, 2019. Check out the photos in our gallery to see all the great artwork that was for sale!


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March 12, 2019

HeartSmart Kids and MFNERC team up for health education

MFNERC and HeartSmart collaborate together to provide the best creative support for First Nations children.


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March 11, 2019

Conference for Educational Assistants

The Manitoba First Nation Education Resource Centre Training Institute is hosting a conference from Tuesday, March 19th to Thursday, March 21st, 2019, at Best Western Airport Plus in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


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March 11, 2019

The 5th Annual First Nations Early Learning Conference

The 5th Annual First Nations Early Learning Conference was a success! Nurturing the Spirit of the Developing Child brought together several educators, presenters, and trailblazers who have an interest in early learning from a First Nations perspective.


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March 01, 2019

9th Annual Land Based Education Conference

This years annual Land Based Gathering took place in Sandy Bay First Nations at Isaac Beaulieau Memorial School.


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February 28, 2019

Open House

Join us  Friday March 8 at 1-1080 Waverley for the Open House of the new Research & Development Department location.


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February 22, 2019

Lighting the Fire Registration Online

Please be advised that registration for Lighting The Fire 2019: “Honouring Our Heritage — Celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages” is now closed. We will not be accepting on-site registration. Thank you for the overwhelming response, and we are looking forward to putting on an incredible conference.  For Conference Information May 8-10, 2019 Victoria …


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February 22, 2019

9th Annual Land Based Education Youth Gathering

9th Annual Land Based Education Youth Gathering Location: Kahwiikwehtohnkahk Ojibway Nation (Sandy Bay, Man.) Dates: February 26 to March 1, 2019


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February 19, 2019

17th Annual Science Fair

Every year the Manitoba First Nations Science Fair keeps growing. This year set a new record for student attendance and participation with 400 students from 31 schools exhibiting 240 projects.


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February 19, 2019

Annie Boulanger

Annie Boulanger has been with MFNERC for over a year now teaching Ojibwe language courses through Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate.


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February 07, 2019

SPARC Cohort Launch

SPARC (Sport Physical Activity, Recreation, and Community) launched this week here in Winnipeg, where 15 participants made up the first MFNERC Physical Education Cohort (in partnership with the University of Manitoba Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management).


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February 01, 2019

Investing in First Nations Communities through Clinical Services

“MFNERC responded to a need in communities for more First Nations practitioners. There is a gap in clinical services provided by First Nations for First Nations.


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January 18, 2019

Teaching American Sign Language

Vernon is an ASL (American Sign Language) instructor/support worker with MFNERC. Vernon has spent the majority of his life Deaf after he contracted meningitis at 9 months old.


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January 07, 2019

Call for Submissions

MFNERC is now accepting submissions for the upcoming youth anthology “Voices of the Future” volume 3.


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January 07, 2019

Call for Submissions

MFNERC is now accepting submissions for the upcoming youth anthology “Voices of the Future” volume 3.


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December 18, 2018

A Trip Back Home – David A. Robertson

Don Robertson used to be the Executive Director at the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Center (MFNERC).


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December 13, 2018

Pinaymootang School Math Festival 2018

The Pinaymootang school held its new annual Math Festival on December 12 and it was a great success.


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December 07, 2018

First Nations Early Learning Conference

MFNERC’s Early Learning Facilitators will host our annual First Nations Early Learning Conference March 4&5, 2019.  


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November 29, 2018

Fox Lake Reunited with Precious Historical Artifacts

On November 26, 2018 community members from Fox Lake Cree Nation came to Winnipeg to look at some artifacts that were given to the Manitoba Museum originating from York Factory (where the community stems from).


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November 23, 2018

Uncovering the Gaps

Last week, we were able to catch up with Jennifer Daniels while she was in the MFNERC office. She was busy setting up a student assessment in the boardroom and making sure the child who was here was comfortable.


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November 22, 2018

Holiday Open House

Our annual holiday open house is December 19th, 11am-3pm. 


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November 22, 2018

Southern Youth Forum 2018

The 2018 Youth Forum was a full day of teachings, games, and mental health awareness working groups. 


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November 16, 2018

SAVE THE DATE

“Theme: Nurturing the Spirit of the Developing Child” First Nations Early Learning Conference on March 4 & 5, 2019.


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November 08, 2018

Thompson Reading Recovery Training Centre Opens

MFNERC opened a Reading Recovery Training Centre in Thompson on September 27 to train First Nations reading recovery teachers in the North.


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November 05, 2018

Keeping Baby Close Book Launch

November 6th, 4:00 pm at Brandon University (Louis Riel room)


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September 27, 2018

Coming to CKP?

Check out some Conference Highlights


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September 20, 2018

Register for Our Northern Land-Based Curriculum Development Roundtable

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) will host the Northern Land-Based Curriculum Development


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September 16, 2018

Coming in November: High School Numeracy Roundtable

Math teachers, mark your calendars for these upcoming sessions:


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July 05, 2018

Class of 2018

We’re excited to share that six students from Lac Brochet recently graduated from MFNERC’s Training Institute Educational Assistants Program. In this video, the participants explain how they help each other to succeed


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June 19, 2018

On the Road with Jessica Murray, School Psychologist

Jessica Murray travels near-constantly in her role as MFNERC School Psychologist. She recently let us tag along with her to visit Indian Springs School


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June 12, 2018

Summer is Here!

And with summer comes our annual Summer Institutes. Find out more and register for these events.


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June 02, 2018

Call for Training Participants

In Special Education Clinical Professions in Speech Language Pathology (SLP).


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June 02, 2018

Call for Training Participants

In Special Education Clinical Professions in Speech Language Pathology (SLP).


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June 01, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Grade 12 ELA and Mathematics Standards Test Marking Sessions are this month. 


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June 01, 2018

Mark Your Calendars

Grade 12 ELA and Mathematics Standards Test Marking Sessions are this month. 


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May 31, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Forum

In partnership with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, MFNERC will host the next ED meeting on June 18, 2018 at the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport.


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May 28, 2018

Join Us on June 20th for the Official Launch

Tipiskawi Kisik: Night Sky Star Stories by Wilfred Buck at McNally Robinson


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May 08, 2018

One Sky, Many Astronomies

MFNERC Science Facilitator Wilfred Buck has co-curated an exhibit at the Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa.


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April 24, 2018

Spotlight On: Our 2018 LTF Keynote Speakers

We look forward to welcoming Dr. Evan Adams and Dr. Trudy Cardinal


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April 11, 2018

Listeners of the Earth

Every year MFNERC sends its top gold medal finalists from the Manitoba First Nations Science Fair to the Canada-Wide Science Fair.


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April 03, 2018

Introducing a First-of-its-Kind Partnership

First Nations schools in Manitoba face a shortage of child psychologists. There is an ever growing need for increased capacities


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April 01, 2018

You’re Invited!

Planning to be at Lighting the Fire 2018? Be sure to attend our VIP reception.


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April 01, 2018

You’re Invited!

Planning to be at Lighting the Fire 2018? Be sure to attend our VIP reception.


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April 01, 2018

You’re Invited!

Planning to be at Lighting the Fire 2018? Be sure to attend our VIP reception.


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March 22, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg.


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March 22, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg.


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March 22, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg.


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March 21, 2018

We Are Looking for PHP Parents

The Private Home Placement (PHP) program makes it possible for First Nations students in Manitoba who do not have access to


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March 19, 2018

You’re Invited to a Pow Wow

Oscar Lathlin Collegiate would like to invite students to participate in the 4th Interschool Traditional Pow Wow.


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March 05, 2018

ELC2018, Thank you!!

Meegwetch, Ekosi, Thank you, to each and every participant and presenter at our 2018 Early Learning Conference. Here is a list of the


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March 02, 2018

Aski Pimaciwin Metawewina

A youth gathering for traditional land-based teachings and games.


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February 20, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg.


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February 20, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg.


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February 15, 2018

Remembering Gwen Merrick

It is with great sadness we announce that Gwen Merrick, mentor, leader, teacher, passed into the Spirit World on February 14, 2018.


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February 07, 2018

Graduate Program Opportunity for MB First Nations

MFNERC is seeking applications from Manitoba First Nations citizens for the Speech Language Pathology (SLP)


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January 23, 2018

This Week: Ojibwe Elder & Youth Culture Camp

Elders, youth and Ojibwe community members will gather to share traditional land-based knowledge


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January 22, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg.


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January 22, 2018

Next Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars for the next Education Directors’ meeting taking place in Winnipeg.


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January 16, 2018

“Developing a Safe & Healthy School Environment”

This is the theme of the next northern principals’ roundtable,


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December 22, 2017

Happy New Year!

We hope everyone had a restful holiday. We are open and back to our regular hours Mon-Fri, 8:30am – 4:30pm. 


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December 06, 2017

Seeking Good Direction

“When the dominion of Canada outlawed the sacred ceremonies and rights of Native people on Turtle Island,


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November 13, 2017

Annual Early Learning Conference

MFNERC’s Early Learning Facilitators will host our annual First Nations Early Learning Conference February 27-28, 2018.


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November 07, 2017

Attention Land-based Educators

Our Research & Development department will be hosting two land-based curriculum development regional gatherings.


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October 31, 2017

Upcoming Physical Ed Support Sessions

Physical Education Teachers, mark your calendars for our upcoming support sessions.


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October 23, 2017

Did You Know…?

MFNERC has produced poster sets in Cree, Ojibwe, Dakota & Dene that illustrate the highest moral values


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October 23, 2017

Did You Know…?

MFNERC has produced poster sets in Cree, Ojibwe, Dakota & Dene that illustrate the highest moral values


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October 23, 2017

Did You Know…?

MFNERC has produced poster sets in Cree, Ojibwe, Dakota & Dene that illustrate the highest moral values


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October 11, 2017

Indigenous Services Minister attends ribbon-cutting ceremony for Manitoba First Nations School System


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September 13, 2017

Register for our upcoming Math Roundtables

Math teachers, mark your calendars for these upcoming sessions:


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September 08, 2017

The FNCKP 2017 Conference Theme

This year’s First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference will focus on Indigenous knowledge in scientific


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August 18, 2017

Remembering Sheron T. Fiddler

A tireless advocate for First Nations education.


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August 11, 2017

Sign up for FNCF Focus Groups

The FNCF Curriculum Develop. focus group sessions (Aug. 15-17) have been postponed.


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July 18, 2017

New Program Launched

MFNERC is excited to announce the launch of the Masters Inclusion Language and Literacy Program.


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July 11, 2017

Every Child Has Value

For teacher Junette Holder, cultivating each of her student’s gifts is as important as teaching math and English.


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June 27, 2017

Early Years Literacy & Numeracy Summer Institutes

School may be coming to and end, but here at MFNERC


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June 09, 2017

Mark Your August Calendars

Special Education Summer Institutes: July 31-August 11, 2017.


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June 07, 2017

Request for Proposals – Video Production

MFNERC is currently accepting proposals from Video Production companies


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May 21, 2017

Coming This Month: Marking Sessions

Every year MFNERC provides marking sessions to help prepare teachers for marking Grade 12 ELA and Math provincial standards tests.


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May 20, 2017

Manitoba Youth Shine at the CWSF

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is proud of the First Nations students who represented the province at the Canada-wide science fair, held in Regina, May 15-20.


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May 19, 2017

A Participant’s Perspective on LTF

Most of us realize the importance of early years for healthy child development.


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May 09, 2017

Attention Private Home Placement Students

The deadline for applying for this fall’s PHP program is fast approaching. Students who are planning to attend school in the 2018/19 school year 


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May 01, 2017

Gathering of Friends

Boozhoo! (Greetings!) Welcome to the 15th Annual Gathering of Friends Education Celebration.


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May 01, 2017

Gathering of Friends

Boozhoo! (Greetings!) Welcome to the 15th Annual Gathering of Friends Education Celebration.


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May 01, 2017

Gathering of Friends

Boozhoo! (Greetings!) Welcome to the 15th Annual Gathering of Friends Education Celebration.


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April 24, 2017

School Facilities Tenders

MFNERC has the following School Facility Repair Tenders available: school gym acoustical treatment replacement,


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April 13, 2017

Call for Special Ed Training Participants

MFNERC’s Training Institute invites candidates to apply for the following Special Education Clinical Profession


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April 07, 2017

Tools for Resource Teachers

One way that MFNERC continues to provide support to First Nations-run schools is through regular resource teacher meetings.


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March 31, 2017

2017 LTF Trade Show is Now Full

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Annual Lighting the Fire Trade Show.


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March 22, 2017

Have Your Say

Please fill out this short survey (only 5 questions) about First Nations education.


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March 13, 2017

Our Tomorrows, Today Premiere

Thank you to everyone who attended the premiere screening of Our Tomorrows, Today: Wahbung 1971.


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March 13, 2017

Improve Your Child’s Literacy Skills

Are you a parent or guardian with children in a First Nations


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March 11, 2017

Canadian Fatherhood Survey

Dad Central Canada has commissioned a Canadian Fatherhood Survey.  We are looking for dads and men raising children from across the country to give us their thoughts about fatherhood in Canada.  Follow this link to the survey:    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/cdnfatherhoodsurvey2017


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March 09, 2017

Manitoba First Nations Science Fair: Exploring Science from a First Nations Perspective


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March 01, 2017

Preserving and Recycling the Gifts of the Earth

Leevan Harper of St. Theresa Point, and Matthew Monias and Waylon Harper of Garden Hill


Early Learning, Education, elders, Environment, First Nation Education, First Nation Success, First nations astronomy, Indigenous Education, mfnerc, Science, Science Fair, Students
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February 02, 2017

Helping Children Achieve the Good Life: MFNERC’s Early Learning Conference 2017

The First Nations Early Learning Conference,


Early Learning, Early Years, First Nations education, Roots of Empathy, Seeds of Empathy
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February 02, 2017

Register for the Land-based Youth Gathering

Sagkeeng Anicinabe First Nation will be hosting the 7th Annual Youth Gathering for Traditional Land-based Teachings March 1-3.    


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February 02, 2017

Kelly Ironstand: Teaching Early Years from a First Nations Perspective

Reclaiming language and culture is reclaiming the spirit of First Nations.


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February 01, 2017

Request for Proposals

Provision of Group Benefits/Insurance Broker Services for MFNERC


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February 01, 2017

Join our Community Histories Project

Are you a local First Nations community historian? Do you know someone in your community who has extensive historical knowledge?


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January 20, 2017

Strategies for Special Education

Our Special Education Facilitators are holding a two-day gathering at the end of February.


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January 20, 2017

We Are Excited to Present…

The First Annual Island Lake Regional Science Fair


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December 19, 2016

Historic Signing of the MB First Nations School System Agreement

On Dec. 16, 2016 MFNERC signed an historic Education Governance


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December 16, 2016

Minister Bennett signs historic Education Agreement with Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (INAC)


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December 13, 2016

Wilfred Buck: The Star Guy

Move over Bill Nye the Science Guy, and make way for Wilfred Buck, Manitoba’s very own Star Guy.


constellations, elders, First nations astronomy, First Nations education, planetarium, Science
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December 13, 2016

Lighting the Fire 2017

May 10 to 12, 2017


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November 29, 2016

Enter the LTF Student Essay Contest

Grade 7 – 12 teachers, enter your students in the 2017 LTF Student Essay Contest.


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November 28, 2016

Cultivating a Love of Reading in First Nations Students

Cultivating a love of reading is critical to helping students succeed, discover their gifts, and develop into confident, well-rounded adults.


Education, family, First Nations, Indigenous Education, instructional resource ce, library, library specialist, literacy, Manitoba, mfnerc, reading, reading activities, Students
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November 24, 2016

You’re Invited

Mark your calendars. MFNERC’s Annual Christmas Holiday Open House is fast approaching. 


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November 21, 2016

Dams on Our Northern Rivers: An Engineer’s View

Rushing rivers in Manitoba are majestic, life giving, and potentially useful in ways that may come at a cost. In a recent essay, (“Nelson River Hydrometric Survey with Manitoba Hydro in Summer, 1964,” (2016).), Brian Grover writes from the viewpoint of an engineer on developing rivers in Manitoba to produce electricity. Grover, now in his 70s, …


Cross Lake, Environment, First Nation, land, Manitoba, north
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November 17, 2016

We Are Looking for Writers

MFNERC’s Research & Development department is seeking writers and contributors of all ages for three upcoming projects.


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November 14, 2016

Kenzie Wilson: Brains, Brawn and Ambition

Kenzie Wilson is an impressive young woman from Cross Lake First Nation.


Cross Lake First Nation, First Nation Education, First Nation Success, Indigenous Education, mfnerc
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November 14, 2016

Introducing the RISE Cohort

What does the term “cohort ” mean? And how does it apply to MFNERC’s new RISE program?


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November 10, 2016

Attn: Physical Education Teachers

MFNERC’s Physical Education & Health Program Facilitator invites


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November 02, 2016

Hot off the Press: St. Peter’s Indian Reserve, Articles & Reports

“St. Peter’s Indian Reserve was part of the original Selkirk Treaty


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October 31, 2016

Investing in Our Future

When Rachel Beaulieu, along with Anthony Desjarlais, won the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) Science Fair in high school, she never imagined that she would be working for the organization 11 years later.


Education, First Nations, Science Fair, Students
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October 31, 2016

Science Symposium Success

MFNERC hosts a variety of science focused student gatherings throughout the school year.


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October 24, 2016

Call for Special Education Training Participants

Through our Special Ed Department and Training Institute, MFNERC is inviting applications


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October 24, 2016

Meet Our Staff – 13

Interested to know about the people who work for MFNERC? Then head over to our “Meet Our Staff” feature.


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October 20, 2016

Coming Next Month: High School Math Roundtable

For Grade 11 & 12 teachers, this two-day roundtable will cover best practices in Grade 12 math instruction, 


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October 11, 2016

Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars: Oct. 24 & 25, 2016 are the dates for the next


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October 11, 2016

Education Directors’ Meeting

Mark your calendars: Oct. 24 & 25, 2016 are the dates for the next


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October 11, 2016

A Recap of CKP 2016

Every year in the fall, MFNERC hosts the First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference (FNCKP). Last week,


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October 06, 2016

Educators encouraged to renew focus on Language Revitalization


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September 29, 2016

Our Gifts: A First Nations Curriculum Framework

Each child carries unique gifts from the Creator. We must work together to ensure that we


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September 27, 2016

Cree Language hosted by Opaskwayak Educational Authority

To Keep Our Cree Language Alive


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September 17, 2016

Why Should You Attend CKP 2016?

Not sure if you should register for our First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference?


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August 31, 2016

Science Camp Recap

The 14th Annual First Nations and Inuit Science Camp took place August 8-15.


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July 15, 2016

2016 Summer Institutes

Once again, our August Summer Institutes were a resounding success. Thank you to everyone who participated. 


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June 30, 2016

CKP: Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting workshop proposals for the 2016 First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices, October 6-7, 2016.


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June 16, 2016

Youth Language & Culture Camp

Our language program was proud to host a culture camp for youth, August 2-4, 2016.


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May 25, 2016

ELA Marking Session

MFNERC was excited to host a Grade 12 ELA Standards Test Marking Session.


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May 18, 2016

LTF 2016 Recap

With “A New Era: Cultural Renaissance in Indigenous Education” as the theme


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April 29, 2016

Exploring the Indigenous Culture of Peru

We are thrilled to have Kirby Gilman, editor here at MFNERC, as our guest blogger this month. Kirby just returned from a trip to Peru, where she had the chance to interact with many Indigenous Peruvians. We hope you enjoy her stories about the vibrant Quechua culture.


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April 25, 2016

This Month: Northern Principals’ Roundtable

This roundtable is intended to provide school principals in the northern area of the province an opportunity to network, share ideas,


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April 22, 2016

Free Video Resources

Find out how you can receive three videos for free.


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April 19, 2016

We Found It!

On March 3, we put out the call for assistance in locating a film called Wahbung. 


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April 05, 2016

“Culture-Education-Globalization”

Along with the DOTC, we were proud to host a public forum exploring the student-teacher relationship


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March 31, 2016

Announcing our Keynote Speakers for LTF

Dr. Cindy Blackstock of the First Nations Caring Society of Canada and Leah Gazan of the U of W.


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March 15, 2016

Science Fair Success!

Congratulations to each and every student and staff who participated in another successful First Nations Science Fair!


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February 26, 2016

Enhancing Literacy through the Mediation of Story

A weekend workshop, March 12-13, for early years educators.


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February 22, 2016

Reclaiming Our Future: Nurturing Early Learners

This week, our Early Learning Facilitators are hosting a First Nations Early Learning Conference.


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February 22, 2016

Registration is now open!

For our annual Lighting the Fire Conference, May 11-13 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre.


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February 22, 2016

Learn about The Alphabag Program

Created by MFNERC’s Richelle Lovegrove, 


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February 08, 2016

Post-Secondary Education Gathering

Come and share your knowledge and experience for the future


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January 14, 2016

IMPACT: Colonialism in Canada

Call for submissions for a new anthology. Have your work published and be paid!


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January 08, 2016

Meet Our Staff – 12

Interested to know about the people who work for MFNERC? Then head over to our “Meet Our Staff” feature.


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January 04, 2016

Traditional Knowledge

Welcome to 2016! I’m afraid there hasn’t been a new blog post in quite some time. Other projects and tasks took priority throughout last year. However, one of my resolutions for the New Year is to post more updates and stories on this blog. And what better topic to start the New Year with than …


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January 04, 2016

Win a Laptop!

Grade 7 – 12 students, enter the 2016 LTF Student Essay Contest.


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December 18, 2015

Closed for the Holidays

We will be closed from Dec.21 – Jan.3, reopening on Jan.4, 2016. Have a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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December 18, 2015

Closed for the Holidays

We will be closed from Dec.21 – Jan.3, reopening on Jan.4, 2016. Have a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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December 07, 2015

Just in Time for the New Year

We’ve printed a new batch of Gail Ledoux’s charming children’s book, Shanna’s Christmas Pudding. 


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November 09, 2015

Contest Closed. Win the Treaty Tales Trilogy

And other great books! All you have to do is sign up to our mailing list.


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November 05, 2015

Coming Soon: Grade 8 Literacy Units

Developing curriculum from a First Nations perspective, that supports MB education outcomes,


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October 23, 2015

First Nations Traditional Names Map: Phase 3

We are excited to announce that phase 3 of this project is now underway.


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October 14, 2015

Take a Look Back at CKP 2015

Every year in October, MFNERC hosts an annual First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference.


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October 05, 2015

Call for Entries

Calling all writers, artists, students and academics. Want to see your work in print? We’re accepting submissions for three new upcoming publications.


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September 08, 2015

It’s Time for Back-to-School!

Yes, it’s that time of year. And while students are filling their backpacks with notebooks and pencil cases,


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August 20, 2015

2015 Summer Institutes Recap

August is a busy month here at MFNERC. Every year, teachers, principals and other First Nations educators are invited to attend our summer institutes. 


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August 18, 2015

Manito Ahbee Cultural Education Day

Registration Spots Available! Thursday, September 10 & Friday September 11 2015 Canadian Museum of Human Rights


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August 18, 2015

All About Science

MFNERC was honoured to host this year’s AANDC National First Nations and Inuit Science Camp, and it was a huge success.


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August 04, 2015

Welcome to Science Camp!

This week, August 10-17, we are thrilled to host the AANDC National First Nations and Inuit Science Camp.


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July 23, 2015

Rocky Cree Elders Gather at Paint Lake

On July 13 – 15 2015, MFNERC hosted a gathering for Rocky Cree Elders on the land at beautiful Paint Lake MB.


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July 09, 2015

Honouring Our Elders

Elders are integral to everything we are. They are our teachers, advisors, mediators and friends.


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June 17, 2015

Meet Our Staff – 11

The “Meet Our Specialists” section of the website has been changed to “Meet Our Staff”. And the next edition is here! 


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June 15, 2015

Language & Heritage Days

On June 10 & 11 2015, Keeseekoowenin School hosted their annual Language and Hertige Days


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May 27, 2015

Traditional First Nation Community Names

Have you ever wondered what Opaskwayak or Sagkeeng means in the Cree or Ojibway language?


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May 25, 2015

Cree Dictionary launched in Fisher River

Last month, MFNERC Publishing staff were honoured to attend the official book launch of two Cree dictionaries


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May 18, 2015

High School Math Marking Session, June 15-16

Register Now. This meeting is for Grade 12 Math teachers who have Provincial Achievement Tests to mark.


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May 11, 2015

We’re Recruiting for Roots of Empathy

Along with Healthy Child MB, we are once again recruiting First Nations schools


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May 11, 2015

WestCan/Lighting the Fire 2015: Day Three Recap

Friday at WestCan/Lighting the Fire was non-stop workshops, and participants were eager to learn and share


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April 28, 2015

WestCan/Lighting the Fire 2015: Day Two Recap

Day two of the WestCan/Lighting the Fire Education Conference dawned bright and early, and kicked off with readings


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April 28, 2015

WestCan/Lighting the Fire 2015: Day One Recap

The drum was sounded as a Grand Entry was made by special guests and dignitaries to open


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April 24, 2015

LTF Essay Contest Winners 2015

It is our great pleasure to announce the winners of this year’s Lighting the Fire Student Essay Contest.


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April 24, 2015

“The Friendship” is Here

The Friendship is the second instalment of Treaty Tales, an original trilogy


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April 14, 2015

Did You Know…?

In partnership with Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School, MFNERC created a grade nine course in Cultural Awareness through Outdoor Education.


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April 14, 2015

Did You Know…?

In partnership with Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School, MFNERC created a grade nine course in Cultural Awareness through Outdoor Education.


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April 14, 2015

Did You Know…?

In partnership with Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School, MFNERC created a grade nine course in Cultural Awareness through Outdoor Education.


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April 08, 2015

Meet Our Publishing & Communications Team

At MFNERC, we offer a wide variety of different services to 58 First Nation run schools, from 49 First Nations in Manitoba. 


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April 07, 2015

Update on the FN Archives

There are a number of Aboriginal/First Nations cultural centres situated throughout the province, as well as the Manitoba Provincial Archives and Manitoba’s universities,


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April 01, 2015

13th Annual Gathering of Friends

It’s time once again to get ready for the 13th annual Gathering of Friends at Ginew School in Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation.


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March 17, 2015

Students Advancing Science

Another successful First Nations Science Fair is in the books and this year (2015) saw over 400 students from 35 First Nations across Manitoba take part.


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March 06, 2015

The 1st annual MFNERC Festival of the Arts

It was a day filled with creativity, fine art, music and drama as MFNERC celebrated its first annual Festival of the Arts


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March 04, 2015

Sagkeeng Education Conference

“Mino-Pimatiziwin: Promoting positive school health practices and First Nations perspectives.”


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February 24, 2015

“The Journey from Our Mind to Our Heart”

Last week, MFNERC’s Early Childhood program hosted a First Nations Early Learning Conference,


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February 10, 2015

Robb Nash Visits Nisichawayasihk

At our annual Lighting the Fire Education Conference (LTF) in May 2014, one of the keynote speakers was Robb Nash. He gave an incredibly moving and powerful presentation complete with stories, live music and videos.


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January 29, 2015

Did You Know…?

Our Research and Development department has created a First Nations Law Course for Grades 9 – 12.


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January 29, 2015

Did You Know…?

Our Research and Development department has created a First Nations Law Course for Grades 9 – 12.


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January 29, 2015

Did You Know…?

Our Research and Development department has created a First Nations Law Course for Grades 9 – 12.


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January 20, 2015

This Month: Regional Edu Gathering

“Walking Softly Toward the Future” A regional education conference at Chief Clifford Lynxleg Anishinabe School.


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January 05, 2015

Meet Our Specialists – 10

MFNERC employs five teams of specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, Education Boards and communities, 


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December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

MFNERC will be closed from Dec. 22, 2014 until January 4, 2015. We’d like to wish everyone the very best holiday season.


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December 17, 2014

A Few Things I Heard about Education at the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly

I have to admit that I don’t know a lot about First Nations politics, specifically the workings of the Assembly of First Nations. Yet, since I work in the field of First Nations education (with MFNERC) I was interested to attend the AFN’s Special Chiefs Assembly Dec. 9-11, 2014, so I could hear what was …


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December 08, 2014

*DEADLINE EXTENDED*

Calling all Artists! Want to see your work in print? We are still accepting submissions for the third volume of our Grassroots Anthology series.


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December 08, 2014

This Month: Gr. 12 Math Marking Session

It’s time to gear up for our many upcoming events in the New Year! 


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December 02, 2014

“Shanna’s Christmas Pudding” is Here

Just in time for 2015  is the newest children’s book from our Publishing Department.


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October 26, 2014

Did You Know…?

An Elders Treaty DVD series was created by our video production department, and is available through MFNERC’s online shop.


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October 14, 2014

A Recap of FNCKP 2014

Every year in the fall, MFNERC hosts the Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference. While the conference took place last week,


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October 02, 2014

This Month: Brain Tanning Hide Workshop

In partnership with MFNERC, Peguis First Nation is hosting this exciting cultural event.


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September 18, 2014

Meet Our Specialists – 9

MFNERC employs five teams of specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, Education Boards and communities, 


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September 15, 2014

This Month: Regional Conference

Neil Dennis Kematch Memorial School of the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation, in partnership with MFERNC, invites you to a regional education conference Nov. 24-25, 2014.


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September 03, 2014

Back to School, Back to Work

Summer is usually a slower season around MFNERC. Schools are out, teachers and students are on holidays and we use the time to get ready for the upcoming school year. And today, that year got started! It’s officially back to school day. In honour of the occasion, I did a quick, informal survey with MFNERC …


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August 27, 2014

Hot off the Press: Fort Alexander Stories & Legends

Our new publishing dept. has been very active, and will only continue to get busier as more resources are created! 


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August 01, 2014

*Apply for the 2014 FNCKP Trade Show*

Showcase your business, art, resources and/or non-profit organization at one of the foremost First Nations education conferences


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July 04, 2014

In Her Words: Carly Fontaine, Valedictorian, Sagkeeng Anicinabe High School

While summer is upon us, just a couple of weeks ago many students were celebrating graduation. We’ve posted photos and updates of a few events on our website, but here in the blog, in honour of the Class of 2014, I decided I would post the lovely Carly Fontaine’s Valedictory Address. I hope you enjoy …


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June 26, 2014

Class of 2014

“We are the future. Our dreams have no limits.” As graduation season comes to a close, we want to acknowledge the Class of 2014


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June 23, 2014

Community-Led Direction

On June 17, MFNERC managers were on hand in Pinaymootang First Nation to offer valuable services and, more importantly, hear feedback


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June 16, 2014

Graduations are Underway!

Across the province, First Nations students young and old are celebrating their accomplishments as the Class of 2014.


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June 06, 2014

Hot off the Press: Grassroots Anthology

In July 2013, MFNERC published a beautiful, 70 page Grassroots Anthology Volume I, and we recently revised it for republication.


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June 05, 2014

Meet Our Specialists – 8

Generally, this feature focuses on the MFNERC specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation-run schools. Yet, there are many other wonderful, hard working people at MFNERC.


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May 27, 2014

BREAKING: Funding Ends for Successful Program

MFNERC has learned about the end of federal government funding for Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate (WVC) after five years of operation


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May 27, 2014

2014 Summer Institutes are Coming

Students and schools may be preparing for the end of the academic year, but here at MFNERC we’re gearing up for our Summer Institutes. 


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May 26, 2014

A Few More Words on Robb Nash

During MFNERC’s recent Lighting the Fire Education Conference, one of the keynote speakers was Robb Nash. (You can find a brief recap of his appearance here.) I was so moved by his presentation that I’ve decided to write a bit more about what he said and, hopefully, encourage one or two people along the way.


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May 23, 2014

Private Home Placement Survey

Please take a moment to complete this survey about our Private Home Placement (PHP) program.


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May 13, 2014

Lighting the Fire 2014: Day Three recap

Friday at Lighting the Fire was non-stop workshops, and participants were eager to learn and share as much as possible on the conference’s final day. 


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May 12, 2014

Lighting the Fire 2014: Day Two recap

Day 2 of the Lighting the Fire Education Conference dawned bright and early, kicked off with drumming by Loud Sounding Thunder, 


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May 09, 2014

Lighting the Fire 2014: Day One recap

We “Sounded the Drum” at the start of MFNERC’s 16th Annual Lighting the Fire Education Conference, and then kept right on going.


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May 06, 2014

LTF 2014: What MFNERC staff are looking forward to…

LTF is this week! A quick, informal survey around the office with the question: What are you looking forward to about LTF?


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April 29, 2014

Robertson’s New Graphic Novel Series brings Indigenous History to Life

One thing I hope to achieve with this blog is that it be an opportunity for guest bloggers. So I recruited my co-worker Kirby Gilman (MFNERC’s Editor) to be the first, and to write a post. We came up with the idea of reviewing David Robertson’s new graphic novel series, Tales From Big Spirit. So …


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April 29, 2014

“Embracing Our Youth”

We’re excited to announce that Mikisew Middle School in Cross Lake First Nation is hosting a conference centred around the theme: Embracing Our Youth.


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April 17, 2014

LTF 2014 Student Essay Contest Winners!

This year’s theme was: “Sounding the Drums: Reclaiming our Rightful Place in Indigenous Education”


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April 08, 2014

Now Recruiting for the ROE Program

Along with Healthy Child Manitoba, MFNERC will once again be providing Roots of Empathy training. Apply before May 15, 2014.


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March 27, 2014

Win a $50 Gift Card!

Parents!! Enter to WIN a $50 gift card by taking a survey on Family Literacy. Deadline for submissions has been extended to March 31st, 2014.


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March 25, 2014

Meet Our Specialists – 7

Generally, this feature focuses on the MFNERC Specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools. Yet, there are many other wonderful, hard working people at MFNERC.


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March 24, 2014

Sagkeeng Regional Recap

“Mino-Pimatiziwin: Promoting positive school health practices and First Nation perspectives” 


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March 23, 2014

Cross Lake Recap

It takes a lot of work and planning to put an education conference together; however, with over 1,000 students to take care of on a daily basis,


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March 13, 2014

Sioux Valley to Host Regional Conference

It is a busy month for regional conferences around MB. And there is another one coming up soon at Sioux Valley High School in Brandon.


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March 10, 2014

Happy International Women’s Day

The official UN theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Inspiring Change. And in the spirit of that theme, I asked MFNERC staff to share if there is a particular young woman who has inspired them.


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March 06, 2014

MFNERC chats with the MC

I wanted to kick off MFNERC’s official blog with a bang. And what better way than by chatting with a local hero about First Nations education. If you’ve never heard the name Michael Champagne, otherwise known as the Northend MC, chances are it won’t be long until you do. A basic descriptor for Michael would …


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February 27, 2014

Visit Ebb & Flow for Culture Day

With vibrant opening/closing ceremonies, a traditional feast, student art, crafts, live entertainment and regalia displays,


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February 25, 2014

A Creative Piece

A brand new publishing department has recently been added to our organization. We’ve already started to receive submissions regularly for consideration for publication. (By the way, if you have an idea, poem, short story, novel, non-fiction, and/or children’s book send it to us. Don’t be shy!) For this post I decided to choose a submitted …


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February 24, 2014

Tansi. Boozhoo. Welcome.

Hello and welcome to the first post on MFNERC’s new blog! We here in the communications department at MFNERC decided that another good vehicle for promoting First Nations education in Manitoba, and Canada, would be through a blog. Our goal is for it to become an informal gathering place for educators and learners of all …


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February 23, 2014

Attention Teachers

The 2014 Lighting the Fire provincial Student Essay Contest theme is: “Sounding the Drums: Reclaiming our Rightful Place in Indigenous Education.“


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January 31, 2014

Peguis Holding Bullying Awareness Event

Join Peguis Central School, along with MFNERC, for a Bullying Awareness Mini-Regional Conference.


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January 29, 2014

Supporting Early Childhood Educators

“In many of our languages the words ‘child’ and ‘gift’ are the same,” (Monique Gray Smith). And at MFNERC we work to support the educators who are nurturing the gifts


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January 27, 2014

Winnipeg IRC Has Reopened at New Location

We are excited to announce our Instructional Resource Centre in Winnipeg has reopened!


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January 22, 2014

Tikanaugan Teachings

One of the many regular workshops MFNERC presents is Moss Bag/Tikanaugan Teachings for early childhood educators.


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January 10, 2014

Meet Our Specialists – 6

Generally, this feature focuses on the MFNERC Specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools. Yet, there are many other wonderful, hard working people at MFNERC.


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January 09, 2014

NEC *UPDATED INFO NOW AVAILABLE*

MFNERC and Nelson House Education Authority present, A Northern Education Regional Conference in Nelson House – Nisichawayasihk


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January 06, 2014

Happy New Year!!

The MFNERC offices are open once again, and we’re excited to be back after the Christmas holidays. There are many new and exciting things coming up this year, 


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December 20, 2013

Have a Wonderful Christmas!

MFNERC will be closed from Dec. 23, 2013 until January 5, 2014. We’d like to wish everyone the very best holiday season.


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December 13, 2013

All About Report Cards

Love them or dread them, we all got report cards. And recently, Manitoba Education introduced a provincial report card to be used in schools starting this school year.


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December 13, 2013

Principals Meet in Winnipeg

On December 5 & 6, 2013, MFNERC’s team leaders, support workers, and manager of service delivery convened a well-received principals’ roundtable at the Greenwood Inn in Winnipeg.


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December 02, 2013

Hot off the Press

MFNERC is excited to announce the publication of an Oral History Project for Grade 12. Created by Olga McIvor,


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December 02, 2013

Hot off the Press

MFNERC is excited to announce the publication of an Oral History Project for Grade 12. Created by Olga McIvor,


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November 29, 2013

Education Directors discuss FNEA

Education Directors, Principals and Vice-Principals met in Wpg last week for further discussions on the proposed First Nations Education Act (FNEA).


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November 22, 2013

Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate is now Accredited

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. Announces Groundbreaking MOU with the Province


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November 05, 2013

Meet Our Specialists – 5

MFNERC employs five teams of Specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, Education Boards and communities, and we’d like you to meet some of them! 


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October 21, 2013

Take a Look Back at CKP

Every year in the fall, MFNERC hosts the Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference.


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September 30, 2013

National Cree Gathering

MFNERC was proud to be at this year’s National Cree Gathering, hosted by Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), September 23-26.


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September 30, 2013

National Cree Gathering

MFNERC was proud to be at this year’s National Cree Gathering, hosted by Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN), September 23-26.


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September 26, 2013

Imagination Library in Manitoba

“Every child in a First Nation should start school loving books and loving reading.” And, thanks to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and partners such as MFNERC,


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September 10, 2013

CKP Tradeshow

This week, MFNERC will host the Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference. And preparations for this great event are in full swing.


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September 10, 2013

Teachers! We need your input.

MFNERC will soon be commencing publishing activities for the benefit of our First Nations schools, and we need to know what you need.


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September 03, 2013

Coming Soon: Grade 9-12 Math Roundtable

Math teachers, principals and education directors, register now for our grade 9-12 math roundtable.


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August 28, 2013

Back to School

A new school year is right around the corner. And, in honour of certain, fun first-day-back question, we decided to ask MFNERC staff: “What did you do on your summer vacation?“


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August 26, 2013

Meet Our Specialists – 4

MFNERC employs five teams of specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, education boards and communities, and we’d like you to meet some of them! 


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August 21, 2013

“Iye Ohdakapi: Their Stories”

We are very excited to announce the recent publication of Iye Ohdakapi: Their Stories, Manitoba Dakota Elders.


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August 06, 2013

2013 Summer Institutes are Here!

Schools may be out and students may be on holidays, but here at MFNERC we’re gearing up for our August Summer Institutes.


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July 16, 2013

Dene Youth Culture Camp

As summer continues, camping season is fully underway. At MFNERC, we organize and fund a unique kind of camping program.


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July 11, 2013

Bear Lake Stevenson Island Elders’ Gathering

Attention land-based education instructors! You are invited to attend the 17th Elders Gathering on Wasagamack First Nation


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July 03, 2013

Spotlight On: Indian Springs School Graduation

On June 27th, Indian Springs School gymnasium was filled with proud parents, girls in stylish dresses and boys with their best dress shirts on.


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June 28, 2013

Class of 2013

“We are the future. Our dreams have no limits.” As graduation season comes to a close, we want to acknowledge the Class of 2013 in all our FN schools,


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June 28, 2013

Dakota Youth Culture Camp

As summer begins, camping season gets underway full swing. At MFNERC, we organize and fund a unique kind of camping program.  


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June 24, 2013

Meet Our Specialists – 3

MFNERC employs five teams of Specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, Education Boards and communities, and we’d like you to meet some of them! 


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June 11, 2013

Summer Days are Coming

The end of another school year is upon us. And many of our First Nations schools are celebrating with fun activities and events.


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June 07, 2013

“Honouring Our Past. Shaping Our Future.”

MFNERC staff were proud to take part in the Educating our Generations Together Community Education Conference


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May 27, 2013

Classroom Libraries Update

A couple of months ago, we posted about the Classroom Libraries our Literacy Specialists were building for 29 of our First Nations Schools.


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May 22, 2013

“Embracing FN Philosophy in Education”

Our Northern Manitoba principals and educators will be engaging in roundtable discussions this week.


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May 15, 2013

Giving Back to the Community

MFNERC is excited to announce its contribution to the Sergeant Tommy Prince Memorial Restoration Fund. 


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May 14, 2013

Lighting the Fire, 2013: Thank you!

“I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who helped with this year’s LTF. It was an outstanding success. One person in particular who continually coordinates between myself, the units, the sub-committees, our technicians, and managers, for weeks leading up to the event is Alanna Ragot. Great work Alanna! Of course the LTF …


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May 14, 2013

Lighting the Fire 2013: Day Three Recap

Friday at Lighting the Fire was non-stop workshops, and participants were eager to learn and share as much as possible on the Conference’s final day. 


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May 13, 2013

Lighting the Fire 2013: Day Two Recap

Day 2 of the Lighting the Fire Education Conference dawned bright and early, kicked off with drumming by the Joe Creek Drum Group from Roseau River,


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May 13, 2013

Lighting the Fire 2013: Day One Recap

It began with a bang, and kept right on going. MFNERC’s 15th Annual Lighting the Fire Education Conference was, once again, a resounding success,


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May 06, 2013

What’s New at Wapaskwa

Supported by the MFNERC, Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate offers online courses in a virtual classroom format for First Nations high school students in Manitoba.


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May 06, 2013

LTF: What MFNERC staff are looking forward to…

Lighting the Fire Education Conference is this week! A quick, informal survey around the office with the question: What are you looking forward to about LTF?


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May 03, 2013

First Nations Educational Leadership Strategy

“To know where we’re going, we have to know where we’ve come from.”


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April 29, 2013

Meet Our Specialists – 2

MFNERC employs five teams of Specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, Education Boards and communities, and we’d like you to meet some of them!


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April 22, 2013

Support Students from Little Saskatchewan School

This weekend, two students from Little Sask. School are participating in the Manitoba Schools Science Symposium.


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April 19, 2013

New Career Postings

There are some new job opportunities that have just been posted on our Employment page.


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April 17, 2013

Student Transition Support

For Parents and Teachers! MFNERC now has Student Transition Support to help your child or student move smoothly from First Nation to public school.


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April 12, 2013

Gwen Merrick – Associate Executive Director

For Gwen Merrick, Associate Executive Director at MFNERC, everything she does is for children and youth. This does not just apply to her own children, (plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren), but all First Nations children and youth in Manitoba. This desire, to see children grow, thrive and succeed, is the foundation upon which her career was …


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April 12, 2013

Rab Subedar – Director of Service Delivery

Imagine the shock of moving from your homeland of Trinidad to Moose Lake, MB as a youngster. That is exactly the journey Rab Subedar took, when his father obtained a teaching position with the Frontier School Division. Fast forward a few years and today Rab continues to maintain the strong connection to First Nations communities …


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April 12, 2013

Elmer Everett – School Planning Program Manager

Being the youngest in a family of 13, Elmer Everett, MFNERC’s School Planning Program Manager, had a lot of people to look up to and learn from. Born in Berens River First Nation, on the East side of Lake Winnipeg, Elmer left the reserve at 14 to attend school, and completed Grade 12 at Gordon …


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April 11, 2013

Spring is Coming

Many of our schools are involved in the MFNERC’s First Nations Schools Gardening Program, and with Spring on the way


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April 09, 2013

Let’s Talk about a Manitoba First Nations Archives

Are you interested in taking part in a discussion about a First Nations Archives in Manitoba?


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April 08, 2013

MFNERC and Treaty Education

MFNERC partners with a wide variety of Education and First Nations organizations. One of them is The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.


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April 08, 2013

Meet Our Specialists – 1

MFNERC employs five teams of Specialists who work directly with Manitoba’s First Nation Schools, Education Boards and communities, and we’d like you to meet some of them!


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April 04, 2013

Science Textbook to feature our own Wilfred Buck!

Pearson Canada is one of the country’s leading educational publishers,


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March 26, 2013

First Nations Education System Focus Group

For MFNERC, a close connection and consultative approach with First Nations leadership is vital. 


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March 22, 2013

Building Libraries. Building Literacy.

MFNERC employs many specialists in a variety of educational disciplines. Recently our English & Language Arts Specialists were tasked with a very exciting project.


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March 22, 2013

Traditional Names, Modern Means

One of our many active departments at MFNERC is Research and Development. The R&D team works on a myriad of projects, and one that is nearing completion is


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March 21, 2013

“Grassroots Anthology” Sneak Peek

We are very excited to announce that we will soon be publishing a Grassroots Anthology with short stories, poems, fine art and photography by Manitoba’s First Nations artists.


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March 20, 2013

Dreams of the Youth

Sponsored by the MFNERC language and culture department, various Youth Gatherings are held throughout the province during the school year.


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March 20, 2013

Wisdom of the Elders

Elders are the keepers of traditional knowledge and experience, and input from the Elders is a very critical component of the work we do at MFNERC.


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March 19, 2013

Register Now for Lighting the Fire Tradeshow 2014

Every year MFNERC hosts the Lighting the Fire Education Conference. The Conference brings together educators, professionals, First Nations leaders, Elders,


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March 13, 2013

Ojibway Youth Gathering

“Success has to come from within. You have to create your own journey for yourself and your future children.” “I stayed in school even though all my friends were dropping out. I just decided I could do it.”


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March 11, 2013

Education Directors Meet in Winnipeg

First Nation Schools in Manitoba are administered by locally elected School Boards and/or Education Authorities.


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March 08, 2013

Happy International Women’s Day!

It began as a simple question in honour of International Women’s Day: Is there a woman in your life who has inspired you?


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March 07, 2013

Regional Recap

It was a jam packed two days in St. Theresa Point February 26 & 27 at the Island Lake Regional Education Conference.


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March 06, 2013

Author Tom Hierck visits Cross Lake

An Education workshop on “Pyramid of Behavior Interventions: 7 Keys to a Positive Learning Environment”


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March 02, 2013

Gr. 7 & 8 Provincial Assessment-Year 2

March 11-12, Winnipeg


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February 28, 2013

UPDATED Science Fair Junior, Intermediate and Senior (Grades 7-12) Winners!

We apologize for the errors. Congratulations to everyone who participated


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February 28, 2013

UPDATED Science Fair Elementary (Grades 4-6) Winners!

We apologize for the errors. Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 11th Annual MB First Nations Science Fair.


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February 22, 2013

Safe Snug Moss Babies Too

One of the areas MFNERC does a lot of work in is Early Childhood Education. And two of our programs are Roots of Empathy and Seeds of Empathy.


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February 19, 2013

Cree and Dene Youth Gatherings

This week, MFNERC will be hosting gatherings for our Cree and Dene Youth from around the Northern regions of the province.


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February 19, 2013

Science Fair Success

A huge thank you to everyone, young and old, who came out to volunteer, support, judge and have fun at our 11th annual First Nations Science Fair.


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February 11, 2013

O.K. School Students are Math Masters!

Last week, students of our very own O.K. School in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation reached 2nd place in a Nationwide Mathematics competition!


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February 08, 2013

It’s Our Time Education Tool Kit being Pilot Tested

The Assembly of First Nations, along with MFNERC, MB Education, and MB Aboriginal and Northern Affairs have developed and designed a fabulous and fun new resource


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February 05, 2013

Dakota Youth Gathering in Sioux Valley

This week Feb. 7-8, MFNERC, along with Sioux Valley High School near Brandon, MB, hosts a gathering of our Dakota Youth from around the region. Videos, speakers, discussions and activities are all on the agenda.


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February 04, 2013

Safe Snug Moss Babies

Moss bags and cradleboards were once a vital part of child-rearing in aboriginal communities. It was a special item that was both useful and practical.


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February 02, 2013

Speech & Language Regional Workshop

A repeat session of a workshop that was held in Winnipeg for Resource Teachers, Speech Language Educational Assistants, Classroom Educational Assistants, and Teachers.


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January 28, 2013

Language Gatherings: Cree, Dakota, Ojibway and Dene

One of the MFNERC’s overall goals is the revitalization, preservation and promotion of First Nations Languages.


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January 24, 2013

Math Roundtables for Educators

Join other teachers and educators from around your region for informative discussions on assessment, as it relates to Grade 10-12 Math.


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January 24, 2013

January 27 is National Family Literacy Day

How do you plan to celebrate? Write a story. Read a book (or two). Play a word game. There’s so much you and your family can do to improve literacy!!


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January 23, 2013

Teaching about Treaties

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba in partnership with the MFNERC and AMC will be delivering the following training session for Grade 5 & 6 classroom teachers.


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January 13, 2013

Resource Teacher Meeting

An all day event for resource teachers, January 25, 2013, that will cover: AANDC Updates/Q&A; Health Programs and Services; and Dyslexia Signs & Symptoms.


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January 08, 2013

Island Lake Regional Education Conference

Holding onto Values – Navigating the Trends St. Theresa Point, Manitoba February 26 & 27, 2013 Download the Registration Form “Imagine being in a canoe and steering it on a river. The canoe as your vehicle is reliant on your skills of steering, turning, advancing, holding, and balancing as the waves and currents lash themselves …


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January 08, 2013

Opaskwayak Regional Education Conference recap.

It was an informative and eventful two days on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Both Oscar Lathlin Collegiate and Joe A. Ross School were wonderful co-hosts, and workshops were well attended and insightful.


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January 01, 2013

Year 3 Schools –Provincial Assessment Training Part 1

January 14, 15 & 16, 2013 Victoria Inn Winnipeg, MB


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January 01, 2013

Language & Culture Gathering

January 13, 2013 Ojibway – Brokenhead F.N. & Dauphin/Ashern F Island LK – Brokenhead F.N. Cree – The Pas & Winnipeg/TBA Dene – Thompson Dakota – Brandon


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December 18, 2012

Holiday Message from our Executive Director

With the Holiday Season upon us, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm greeting to you and yours.


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December 05, 2012

School Administrators meet in Winnipeg

Over 35 principals, vice-principals and administrators gathered in Winnipeg for informative and engaging roundtable discussions Dec. 6 & 7.


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December 04, 2012

Assisting Pinaymootang’s Assistants

On December 5, Gertrude Sanderson, MFNERC Special Education Specialist conducted a workshop with Educational Assistants from Pinaymootang School


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December 04, 2012

“Every Child Can Succeed.”

Teachers from around the province met in Winnipeg Dec. 3 & 4 to participate in roundtable discussions regarding Grade 3 assessment.


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December 04, 2012

A Visit to Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation

On November 30, 2012, Chief Charles Audy Memorial School of the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation hosted an assembly that included student awards and a Remembrance Day ceremony. Teacher, Ben Andres was the master of ceremonies and, with the help of other teachers present, held the audience of Kindergarten to Grade 6 pupils captive with his …


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December 04, 2012

Treaties and Reconciliation Education Seminar

“Beyond the Welcome Mat” Dec. 14, 2012  8:30-1pm


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November 28, 2012

Manitoba Provincial Standard Report Card Workshop

The MFNERC specialist staff attended a workshop in learning how to use the standard report card for Manitoba Provincial schools.


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November 01, 2012

Speech Language Regional

November 28-29, 2012 Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Ave Winnipeg, MB


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November 01, 2012

Regional Education Conference

Student Engagement: Addressing the Needs November 22-23, 2012, Brokenhead


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October 22, 2012

Special Chiefs’ Assembly of Education

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre staff was present at the Assembly of First Nations, Special Chiefs’ Assembly of Education


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October 02, 2012

Year 2, Assessment Training

October 15-17, 2012 Winnipeg, MB


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October 02, 2012

Year 2, Assessment Training

October 15-17, 2012 Winnipeg, MB


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September 30, 2012

Peguis Youth Camp

October, 2012 Peguis First Nation


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September 29, 2012

Elders’ Meeting

October, Winnipeg


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September 28, 2012

BYKI Regional

October, Peguis First Nation & Winnipeg


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September 24, 2012

Tablets in the Classroom

Dave Thiessen, Technology Specialist for the MFNERC has initiated a one year pilot project with a split Grade 1/2 classroom at George Saunders Memorial School in York Factory Cree Nation.


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September 23, 2012

Teacher Circle Meeting

September 27-28, Winnipeg


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September 22, 2012

First Nations Language Regional

September 11-12,The Pas September 18-19, Brandon October 2-3, Gimli October 10-11, Thompson


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September 20, 2012

Year 2-Assessment Training

September 24-26, Thompson


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August 03, 2012

First Nations Knowledge: Traditions, Culture, Languages and Educational Leadership – Module One

From July 30th to August 3rd 2012, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre provided an Educational Leadership summer institute at the Turtle Lodge, Anishnabe Mikinack Kinamakamik Inc., in Sagkeeng First Nation. The summer institute was the first in a series of modules that was developed to enhance leadership capacity development specifically for First Nations …


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July 01, 2012

2012 MFNERC Summer Institutes

Check out the Summer Institutes we are offering for the summer of 2012.


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April 19, 2012

Aboriginal Solidarity Day

June 21, 2012 Aboriginal Solidarity Day – MFNERC Offices will be closed


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April 19, 2012

Victoria Day

May 21, 2012 Victoria Day – MFNERC Offices will be closed


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