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Winter 2016

Message from Executive Director

Happy New Year!

On behalf of all of us at MFNERC, I would like to welcome back all the educators and staff to the schools. It is my hope that you had a wonderful holiday season.

With January here, many of our staff are back in the communities and busy with workshops, consultations, resource development and other roundtables and gatherings. Here are some things to take note of as the new year gets underway:

Our special education team has many events planned including a speech language reading regional workshop in February and resource teacher meetings throughout the year.

The 14th annual First Nations Science Fair is March 8-9 at the Max Bell Centre, University of Manitoba. This event is always a highlight of the school year as hundreds of students show off a huge variety of science projects.

This year’s Lighting the Fire Conference is taking place at the Victoria Inn, May 11-13. The theme is, A New Era: Cultural Renaissance in Indigenous Education. The conference will consist of two and a half days of professional development workshops that feature groundbreaking, educational approaches and resources that use First Nations culture to ensure students thrive. For more information on the conference contact Joy Keeper, Conference Coordinator at
1-866-319-4857 or

For more information on our other events and gatherings please check out the online calendar on our website or contact us at

I hope you enjoy this issue of The Arrow. You can also find a downloadable PDF version below.

Lorne C. Keeper,
Executive Director

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