Embracing Our YouthMikisew Middle School, along with MFNERC, was proud to host the 5th annual Embracing our Youth conference May 26-29 in beautiful Pimicikimak Cree Nation. Once again the Mikisew Middle School staff did a fabulous job of organizing the five day event. Students took part in workshops throughout the week including some offered by MFNERC staff – Pete Bignell, Assessment Specialist presented “Student Leadership Through Low Organized Games” and Sandra Harris, Assessment Specialist hosted “App Smashing”, a workshop that demonstrates how to combine the best features of iPad apps to engage students in deep learning. Michael Li, Technology Specialist conducted the “Robotics and Electronics in the Classroom” workshop. Other presentations included “Elders Knowledge”, “Cadets”, and “Life Skills. There were a variety of cultural displays, including the MFNERC display booth. On the last day a beautiful feast was held with a variety of traditional foods that were cooked over an open fire.