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Join us at the 2016 First Nations Circle of Knowledge and Practices. This year’s theme is ‘Language Revitalization: An Elder’s Vision’.
First Nations are diverse in language, culture and tradition. As a result, educators working within communities face unique challenges. A strong identity for students comes from culturally appropriate curriculum which includes reviving languages. Knowledge keepers, leadership and Elders are all key to affirming First Nations culture.
How can strengthening identity translate into classroom strategies? How do educators access resources beyond books? How can innovation and technology play a role in this process? How does leadership play a role in supporting sound student-based structures? This year’s Circle of Knowledge & Practices will explore these questions. It will also highlight current programs, initiatives and curriculum that cultivate and strengthen the evolving identity of First Nations students.
All participants must complete a separate registration form. This conference is free of charge for Elders and employees of Manitoba band operated schools. A $50.00/adult and $25.00/student conference fee, for all other delegates, is due upon registration at the conference site. We will accept cash, credit card, certified cheque, or cheque from an organization or band (no personal cheques).
Online registration closes at midnight September 30, 2016. MFNERC will accept registrations by fax, walk in and mail until 4:00 pm Friday, September 30, 2016. On-site registration will open at 8:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2016 at the Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre. All workshops are on a first come, first serve basis.
2016 Keynote Speaker – Darrick Baxter
CONFERENCE LOCATIONS AND INFORMATION
October 6 & 7, 2016
Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue
Please click this link to view the workshop descriptions.
Tentative schedule only. Times and locations subject to change.
Friday, October 7, 2016 (AM & PM)
Cost: $250 (Cost indicates rate per table. Personal Cheques will not be accepted.)
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATIONS.
All travel and accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. Clement Travel Agency is the official travel agent for the MFNERC. For assistance in planning your travel, please contact Clement Travel at (204) 985-5290 in Winnipeg. The Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre is the host for this year’s conference. Please mention “Circle of Knowledge, ID #711281”, when making your reservation to receive the conference guest room rate of $115 +taxes, per room, per night. The toll free number for the hotel is 1-800-423-1337
HEALTH SAFETY AND ACCESSIBILITY
The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC) assumes no responsibility for any injuries, theft or personal liabilities. The First Nations Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference is an alcohol and drug free event.
For more information about the conference:
Joy Keeper, Conference Planner
Toll Free: 1-866-644-2065 ext.2064