Minecraft – Manito Ahbee Aki

By Stephen G Hurley

Host Stephen Hurley scans the education ecosystem, looking for the people and ideas that are starting to change the way we think about teaching, learning, schools and communities

A new Minecraft World invites users to travel back in time to experience Anishinaabe culture, community and teachings.

“Manito Ahbee Aki: Where the Creator Sits” has been created in partnership with the Louis Riel School Division, Anishinaabe Knowledge Keepers and Microsoft Canada.

Today, we’re In Conversation with three educators from the LRSD (Manitoba). Mark Lesiuk, Christopher Heidebrecht, Bobbie-Jo Leclair tell the story of the creation of Manito Ahbee Aki.




Stephen G. Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada
Dr. Marc Spooner
Professor, Faculty of Education
University of Regina

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.