ᑲᐅᒡ ᑕᒋᐧᑳᑦ ᒋᔅᑯᑕᒫᒉᐅᑲᒥᒄ ᑌᐦᑕᐳᐧᐃᓂᒋᒫᐤ

Council of Commissioners

The Cree School Board is governed by an elected Council of Commissioners that has the ultimate responsibility to provide elementary, secondary and adult education within Eeyou Istchee. 

Council Meetings

The Council of Commissioners meets a least five times during each school year. Locations for meetings are determined by the Council.

Upcoming CC Meetings

Council of Commissioners
Date Oct 21, 2020


Council of Commissioners
Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 3, 2020

Ottawa. Joint meeting with Directors on Dec. 3

by teleconference

Upcoming EC Meetings

Executive Committee
Oct 8, 2020

by teleconference

Executive Committee
Oct 22, 2020


Executive Committee
Nov 5, 2020

by teleconference


Sarah Pash, Chairperson

Sarah Pash holds a PhD in Educational Success for First Nations Students, a Master’s degree in Education focused on Community & Parent Involvement, and two Bachelor degrees as well as certificates at the post-secondary level.

Since 2015, she has served as the executive director at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Oujé-Bougoumou, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Museums Association.

She was elected to the Office of Chairperson of the Cree School Board in July 2018 and officially sworn in in September 2018.


October 2019

Top row: Errol Mianscum, Mistissini / Robin Pachanos, Chisasibi / Rachel Kawapit, Whapmagoostui / Gertie Jolly, Nemaska / Adam Enosse, MoCreebec (Observer) / Jean Denis Cananaso, Washaw Sibi (Observer)
Bottom row: Nian Moses, Eastmain / Stella Lameboy, Wemindji / Emily G. Mianscum, Waswanipi / Sarah Pash, CSB Chairperson / Daisy Shecapio, Oujé-Bougoumou / Brenda Hester, Waskaganish

The Council of Commissioners governs Cree education on behalf of the Cree Nations of Chisasibi, Eastmain, Mistissini, Nemaska, Waskaganish, Waswanipi, Wemindji, Whapmagoostui, Oujé-Bougoumou, as well as every Cree community that may be constituted.

The Council is composed of one elected delegate from each Cree community and one regional delegate - the Chairperson - elected by the members of the Cree Nation.

Some of Council’s specific functions

  • Determine the school calendar
  • Acquire, build and maintain residential facilities for employees
  • Develop and select courses, textbooks, and teaching materials including those that preserve and transmit Cree language and Culture
  • Approve the annual budget and personnel plans
  • Elect a Vice-Chairman and third Executive Committee member
  • Hire and evaluate the Director General and Deputy Director Generals
  • Implement and monitor the Policy regarding the Award of Supply, Services and Construction Contracts

Executive Committee

An Executive Committee composed of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson and third Executive Member, meets regularly during the school year in order to facilitate day-to-day business. Its functions include approval of capital projects, personnel plans, and labour relations settlements. The Director General is a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.

pdf Schedule of Meetings 2020-2021

Cree School Board

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Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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