MFNERC is proud to present this year’s Circle of Knowledge & Practices Conference
October 5 & 6, 2023
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre, Winnipeg

First Nations culture, etiquette, law, and philosophy have brought their peoples into the 21st century. Their lifestyles and beliefs have allowed First Nations peoples to survive and thrive on this land in all seasons. First Nations societies were not in static cultures when Europeans arrived, but they were growing, thriving, and resolving the day-to-day issues their people faced. This worldview has relevance in today’s urban-centric environment and can do much to help First Nations youth face their present and their future.

The role of educators is to prepare students for the road ahead. For First Nations youth, this can mean building up, reinforcing, and strengthening pride and confidence in who they are and where they come from. The goal is to push back against the purposeful erosion and pull down of First Nation cultures and worldviews by Canada. The very ways of knowing, being and doing kept their ancestors alive and allowed them to become the strong Nations and individuals present at the time of first contact.

This year’s Circle of Knowledge workshops and presentations are infused with teaching First Nations worldviews, along with skills and strategies that today’s teachers can use to enhance their classrooms. Teachers and school staff must be familiar with First Nations ways of knowing, being, and doing, so they can properly interact with students and infuse their modern teaching methods with the local people’s worldview.

Circle of Knowledge workshops will provide opportunities for teachers to learn more about First Nations knowledge, skills, and values, so they can teach their students to be proud of who they are and reach their goals for the future, all the while using the values and traditions that brought First Nations peoples to today’s world.


Please note: Registration limit has been set at 800 delegates

You are encouraged to register online as online registrations will be processed first; all others will be processed in the order they are received. If you have already registered online please do not return this form. Registration confirmation will be sent via email.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Any questions regarding group registration, please contact Ashley Kinsman at 204-594-1290 ext. 2083 or



Full Conference Affiliated Non-affiliated (registrations open Sep. 15)
1-4 people $325 $400
5-19 people $300 $375
20+ people $250 $325
Students – Full Conference $115  
Elders – Free (65 + or if you are considered an Elder from your First Nation community)


Payment Methods

  1. Credit Card – Please contact Tasheena Bone,, 204-594-1290 ext. 2240
  2. Authorized Purchase Order – Please include PO number on registration or please contact Tasheena Bone,, 204-594-1290 ext. 2240
  3. Certified Cheque or from an organization or band (no personal cheques)
  4. Cash (on-site only)

Please note: E-transfers are not accepted. Please use one of the payment methods above.

Please make all payments payable to “Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
and send to:

FNCKP 2023 Registration
Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
Attention: Accounts Receivable
2-1100 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, MB R3T 3X9


  • First Nation Elders
  • Leadership
  • Government Representatives
  • Principals
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Chiefs
  • Education Stakeholders
  • Leadership
  • Education Administrators
  • Education Directors
  • Parents
  • School Boards
  • Councilors
  • All Interested Groups and Individuals


2023 Trade Show registration is open! Applications accepted until all tables are filled.

Please provide the name of the individual who is to receive future correspondence regarding set up and on site information.

Return the application form via email, mail or fax to:
FNCKP Conference
Email: or
Toll Free: 1-866-319-4857 ext. 2064
Phone: (204) 594-1290
Fax: (204) 942-2490
2 -1100 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9

Cost: $250 / table
Electrical Outlet: $20
Payment must be received prior to participation in the conference.

MFNERC will accept the following methods of payment.

  • Authorized Purchase Order
    • Can be electronically submitted to
    • Certified cheque, organization or band cheque (No Personal Cheques)
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
    • All cash payments will need to paid in person at 2-1100 Waverley Street, Winnipeg MB

All payments can be made by contacting Tasheena Bone
Phone:  (204) 594-1290 ext. 2062

Please make all payments payable to “Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.” and send to:
FNCKP 2023 Trade Show
c/o Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.
Attention: Accounts Receivable
2-1100 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 3X9

PLEASE NOTE: You will receive a confirmation from Sheryl Prince regarding confirmation of your table at the trade show.




Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Phone: (204) 786-4801
Fax: (204) 786-1329
Toll Free 1-877-VIC-INNS or 1-877-842-4667

The Victoria Inn Hotel and Convention Centre is a Canada Select 4 Star hotel. The hotel has 260 well-appointed standard guest rooms and specialty rooms including executive, Honeymoon, Queen and Kid Theme suites. More than 28,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space makes it the largest convention hotel in Manitoba. Hotel amenities include a Dino-Beach Family Water Park, fitness room, washers, dryers and a gift shop in the hotel lobby. The hotel also offers complimentary parking, local phone calls, internet computer in the lobby, wireless internet in guest rooms and 24-hour airport shuttle. Other conveniences include Chicago Joe’s Restaurant lounge, and VLT Gaming Room.

When booking your room, please mention that you are attending the FNCKP Conference to receive the discounted rates.  Book early as space is limited!

All travel arrangements are the responsibility of the individual. 

Health and Safety
The MFNERC assumes no responsibility for any injury, theft, or personal liabilities. First Aid and emergency services will be available on location. The conference is an alcohol and drug free event (excluding any alcohol sold by host hotel at the restaurant and banquet).



General Inquiries
Michael Hutchinson, Manager of Communications & Reporting
Phone: 204-594 1290 ext.2325
Fax: 204-942-2490

Registration Inquiries
Ashley Kinsman, Administrative Assistant to Director of Languages & Cultures
Phone: 204-594-1290 ext. 2083
Fax: 204-942-2490

Tradeshow Inquiries
Sheryl Prince, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 204-594-1290
Fax: 204-942-2490

Finance/Payment Information:
Curtis Carriere or Tasheena Bone
Phone: 204-594-1290
Fax: 204-942-2490

Host Hotel Information
Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
Phone: 204-786-4801
Toll Free: 1-877-VIC-INNS
Fax (204) 786-1329