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Fall 2013

Welcome Back!

On behalf of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome back the educators to the schools and wish you a great 2013-14 school year. I hope you had an enjoyable and restful summer break.

This year’s First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference theme is Celebrating Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life. Students develop their skills in these two fundamental components of education from their early years through all the stages of life-long learning. Balanced instruction in literacy and numeracy gives students a firm foundation for life which will support them in their endeavors, whatever field, occupation or lifestyle they choose. This year’s conference will take place at the Victoria Inn Hotel in Winnipeg, on October 10 and 11.

With the beginning of the school year upon us, the school planning teams will be back in the schools and there are many training sessions and events taking place. Please check the MFNERC calendar (available on the MFNERC website) for regional gatherings, specialized meetings or other activities such as roundtables.

Please feel free to contact our offices if you have any questions or would like a tour of the office; you can contact the MFNERC Communications & Conference Coordinator, Joy Keeper, at 1-866-319-4857 or email

Lorne C. Keeper, Executive Director

Recent Publications at MFNERC

Grassroots Anthology In July 2013, MFNERC published this beautiful, 70 page Grassroots Anthology (Volume I). The Anthology features short stories, poems, fine art and photography … Read More >

Summer Institutes Recap

Students may have been on holidays, but August was a very busy month around MFNERC. Teachers, principals and other staff from our First Nations schools … Read More >

Back to School for Teachers

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School Profile: Chemawawin School

Chemawawin School is part of the Chemawawin Cree Nation and is excitedly discovering its potential with each passing school year. Through a combination of strong … Read More >

School Profile: Omiishosh Memorial School

“The Creator gave us a responsibility to protect and care for the lands that have sustained us for thousands of years. It is also our … Read More >

The Wisdom of Our Elders

Since ’10, MFNERC has hosted a series of roundtables that gathered together educators and Elders from around Manitoba as a first step towards the major objective of creating a draft framework document representative of First Nations learning and school needs. Read More >

Once Upon a Time

In traditional times, storytelling was much more than a pastime. It was a social institution, an “oral university” that taught people young and old about values, beliefs, morals, history, and life skills; it taught everyone how to function in the community. Read More >

Download the Fall 2013 Issue

Download The Arrow Fall 2013 (PDF) Here’s whats inside: Once Upon a Time The Wisdom of our Elders School Profile: Omiishosh Memorial School School Profile: … Read More >

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