Returning to Spirit Weekend Workshop Pilot Program

ACE is hosting the Returning to Spirit [RTS] Workshops for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in a weekend format for those educators, professionals and community members who are unable to attend the traditional 5-Day, weekday workshops.

The RTS workshops, are based on the Indian Residential School experience and transformational in nature.

The ACE-RTS Weekend Workshops, for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants will be held at R. B. Russell High School, on February 25-27 and March 17-20, 2011. More information about the prorgam can be found in the Brochure and from the Poster.

Registration Forms for the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal workshops can be downloaded.


Aboriginal Education Awards Banquet

The 5th Annual "Honouring Our Traditions, Celebrating Our Future" ACE Education Awards Banquet will held at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington Avenue on Febraury 17, 2011

The call for nominations went out. The nominations closed November 30, 2010.

The ACE Nomination Committee would like to announce the recipients of the 5th Annual ACE EDucation Awards.

Please join in in celebrating the achievements of our recipients

Book your seat, or table now!


ACE Annual  Conference

The 8th Annual "Hearing Our Voices: Hearts~Hands~Minds, Across the Generations" Conference will held at the Victoria Inn, 1808 Wellington, February 17-18, 2011. Teachers, students, elders and the public are welcome to join in the festivities, workshops and learning. Youth oriented workshops are being held both afternoons.

The Keynote Speaker on Thursday, February 17 is David Robertson.

The Plenary Session will discuss the use of traditional teachings, culture and language and their delivery by traditional, modern and alternate methods.   The Panel consists of Duncan Mercredi, Jessica Mc Cann and Victoria Elaine McIntosh.

If you haven't registered for the Conference, you can do so by clicking here for a registration form. It has the list of all the Workshops.

If you want to see what the days will look like, take a peek at the daily Agenda.

Register now before the workshops fill up!


Red River Heritage Fair

ACE is proud to present the Aboriginal Circle of Educators will be presenting Certificates of Achievement to deserving entrants in the three grade divisions of the Red River Heritage Fair. The decision is always difficult and the projects amazing.

Click here for a list of the 2010 winners. We hopeto have their projects on display at the 2011 Annual Conference.

Josee Rochon, Grade 6 Student

At Ecole communautaire Real Berard

St Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba

For the Project : “L’ancienne Chasse aux Bisons”


Paris Musaphir, Grade 6 Student

At Balmoral Hall School

Winnipeg, Manitoba

For The Project: “The Hudson’s Bay Company”


Becky Sawatzky and Tamar Sawatzky, Grade 9 Students

At Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute [MBCI]

Winnipeg, Manitoba

For The Project: “Nunavut”



Ally Enns, Grade 6 Student

At Balmoral Hall School

Winnipeg, Manitoba

For The Project: “The Hudson’s Bay Co. Point Blanket”



 Kim Bautista and Brent Garcia, Grade 6 Students

At Holy Ghost School

Winnipeg, Manitoba

For the Project: “Gabriel Dumont”




Returning to Spirit

The Aboriginal Circle of Educators and Kateri Returning to Spirit have come together to present Returning to Spirit, workshops that address the effects of the residential school experience within and without the Aboriginal community.

The undertaking is groundbreaking as it ts the first time where a concerted effort is being taken to ensure both Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals can take the workshops and work through issues that will lead to a coming together in healing and friendship.

Returning to Spirit Event Poster