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Spring 2014

Greetings Educators!

I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome spring. The birds are singing, the sun is hot and the snow is almost all gone. It was a long cold winter for us all and I am sure we are welcoming the new season with open arms.

The Manitoba First Nations Science Fair was once again a great success. I thank all the school staff, volunteers and students who participated. I would like to acknowledge Rudy Subedar and his team for the immense amount of time they spent planning and organizing this exposition of students’ knowledge and skills.

The Lighting the Fire Conference is upon us. The theme for this year’s conference is Sounding the Drums: Reclaiming our Rightful Place in First Nations Education. It promises to be another outstanding event, with numerous and diverse speakers and workshops. This annual spring event provides excellent opportunities for educators to strengthen professional relationships and network to meet new contacts. I encourage the delegates to mingle, meet and share. Drop by the SmokeSignals interactive technological survey booth and the LTF Corner Café where educators can come together, dialogue and discuss workshops and current educational issues. Visit the LTF Trade show also in the Wellington Room.

One of the videos recently produced by MFNERC is entitled Dropping Out Changes Your Life. MFNERC staff Wayne Grafton and Nicole Magne collaborated with the students and staff from Southeast Collegiate. Be sure to check it out on YouTube under the same name.

On behalf of the staff and management of MFNERC, it is our hope that you enjoy this issue of The Arrow. You can upload it from the MFNERC website at which includes other information about the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre.

Lorne C. Keeper

Executive Director



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Cyber Safety

In today’s digital age, the Internet has become the main way many of us communicate, learn, research, and even meet people. Given all the different … Read More >


Contributed by: Kim O’Laney, Vice-Principal, Sagkeeng Consolidated School Read More >

First Nations Science Fair

Contributed by: Rudy Subedar, Integrated Programs Manager, MFNERC Read More >

A Note from the North

On April 16 & 17, MFNERC hosted the Northern Principals’ Roundtable in Opaskwayak Cree Nation. The theme of the meeting was “WETATOSKEMITOWIN: We Work Together … Read More >

School Profile: Otter Nelson River School

For the two schools on Cross Lake First Nation – Mikisew Middle School and Otter Nelson River School – education is a blend of culture, … Read More >

School Profile: George Knott School

George Knott School, of the Wasagamack First Nation, seeks to forge a promising path and build a place with no lack of opportunities for students … Read More >

Recent Publications at MFNERC

Grassroots Anthology Volume I, Revised Edition In July 2013, MFNERC published a beautiful, 70 page Grassroots Anthology and we recently revised it for republication. The … Read More >

Issues Archives: Spring 2014