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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lorne C. Keeper, Executive Director