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Fall 2014

Welcome Back!

On behalf of Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back all the educators and staff to the schools, and wish you a great 2014-15 school year. I hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer break.

There are many things to take note of as the school year gets underway. Our school planning teams will soon be back in the schools, and there are many training sessions and events scheduled to take place this year. Please check the online MFNERC calendar for regional gatherings, specialty meetings and other activities such as roundtables. The calendar is a great way to keep up to date on upcoming activities.

This year’s First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference is almost upon us. The theme is Traditional Knowledge & Languages: Moving Forward Through Our Past. We are experiencing a strong movement towards cultural reclamation, and at this year’s conference we will look at how we can integrate First Nations languages and traditional ways of learning into classroom instruction, while acknowledging and using complimentary western approaches. The conference will once again take place at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg, on October 9 and 10. You can visit our website to learn more and to register.

It is my hope that you enjoy this issue of The Arrow. It includes many interesting and informative stories, including what’s coming soon from our new publishing unit, a celebration of First Nations high school graduates, and a close-up look at the Reading Recovery Program soon to be launched at Peguis Central School.

Please feel free to contact MFNREC’s offices at any time: 1-866-319-4857 or email

Lorne C. Keeper, Executive Director


Reading Recovery

It was developed by researcher Marie M. Clay, and came out of working with Maori students in New Zealand. It holds to the belief that no child should be excluded Read More >

Revisit Grad 2014

Learn about First Nations students all over Manitoba who are working hard and graduating high school. Read More >

Showing off our Roots

In September of 2014, MFNERC formed a Printing & Publishing Unit, with the intent of creating literature grounded in education that has strong Indigenous content. … Read More >

Recent Publications at MFNERC

Fort Alexander: Stories & Legends With 15 short stories, this illustrated collection is a great resource for communities and classrooms. Legends such as “Wesakaychak and … Read More >

School Profile: Nisichawayasihk Neyo Ohtinawak Collegiate

The Nisichawayasihk Neyo Ohtinwak Collegiate (NNOC) offers a range of programs for students in Grades 9 to 12, including a number of mature students. It … Read More >

School Profile: Long Plain School

Long Plain First Nation is located in the Central Plains region of Manitoba to the southwest of Portage La Prairie. Along with the Long Plain … Read More >

Application of Indigenous Thought Project

Contributed by MFNERC’s Research & Development Program Since the writing of Wahbung: Our Tomorrows more than 40 years ago, First Nations people have been uncovering … Read More >

Enduring Promise & Obligation

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre was proud to participate in this year’s National Treaty Gathering #1-11, in Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, August 11-14, 2014. The … Read More >

Issues Archives: Fall 2014