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Naatimaatutaau ᓈᑎᒫᑐᑖᐤ – Issue 06 – Winter 2024

The Winter issue of the CSB community newsletter – Naatimaatutaau – is now available!  Please click on the following link to read the complete translated newsletter in Cree, English, or French:

Enjoy reading our Winter issue!

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In honour of our Cree educator

Florrie Mark-Stewart
April 3, 1934 – February 3, 2024

Florrie Mark-Stewart was a respected Cree educator who devoted her life to preserving our language and culture within the classroom. Florrie, known for her love for students and collaboration with colleagues, expanded her influence beyond the classroom, becoming a beacon of knowledge who left a lasting impact on the Cree Nation.

The Cree School Board thanks Florrie for 20 years of dedicated service as a Cree Culture teacher. As we pay tribute to her legacy, our thoughts and prayers are with Florrie's family in the Cree Nation of Eastmain.

Cree Communities Come Together for School Sports Tournament

On the weekend of November 17-19, 2023, students from across the Cree Nation gathered in Wemindji and Mistissini for the CSB Basketball & Volleyball Tournament. Community gymnasiums buzzed with excitement as students enjoyed friendly competition and spectators cheered along.

“The community really came together to make this happen for the students,” said Wemindji principal Patrick Chase Ritskes, reflecting on the success of the Wemindji tournament. “People came to watch even if Wemindji wasn’t playing - just to support all the young athletes.”

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Happy Holidays

Looking back on the first half of the school year, I am truly energized by the wonderful journey we have shared. The implementation of iiyiyiuiyihtiwin has been a particular highlight, emphasizing the importance of putting Cree culture, language, and worldview at the heart of everything we do. Thank you to our teachers, school employees, administrators, and education partners for supporting this uniquely Cree vision for education. Your hard work makes such a difference for our students and our Nation. I am inspired by the progress we have made together and look forward to what is to come!

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Strengthening Cree Language Education in Our Community

We are excited to launch our Cree Language Mentorship Initiative, an important initiative to increase teaching support of the Oral Cree Language in our Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms. At the Cree School Board, we're committed to strengthening the Cree language, particularly in the early years. Our recent Language Assessment study highlighted the urgent need to support our teachers and preserve our language for our students. Given that all Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms within the Cree School Board are expected to be taught in Cree, we've created a plan to offer additional support and resources to our teachers at these levels. 

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The 2021-2026 Strategic Action Plan Now Available Online

In our ongoing effort towards enhancing student success and community engagement, the Cree School Board has released its 2021-2026 Strategic Action Plan (SAP) online. This plan outlines the board's vision, mission, and strategies for supporting our educational excellence in our schools and communities for our students. 

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Naatimaatutaau ᓈᑎᒫᑐᑖᐤ - Issue 05 - Fall 2023

The Fall issue of the CSB community newsletter – Naatimaatutaau – is now available!  Please click on the following link to read the complete translated newsletter in Cree, English, or French:

Enjoy reading our Fall issue! 

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Results of Elections for School Commissioners

The Cree School Board is delighted to announce the commissioner for Eastmain, Mistissini and Waswanipi. 

Cree School Board Highlights 2022-2023

Welcome to the Cree School Board’s journey of milestones and achievements in the year of 2022-2023. As we reflect on this incredible time, we are pleased to share a collection of stories that demonstrate our dedication to Eeyou education, empowerment, and diversity. From empowering our Cree families and continuing our iiyiyiu education journey to PSSS Conference highlights, the inspirational impact on traditional teachings and the successful launch of the Bully Free program in our classrooms, join us as we celebrate the progress made in shaping a brighter future for our students and communities.

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