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Cree Springboard to Nursing Program: Empowering Cree Students for a Healthier Future

The Cree School Board, in collaboration with the Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay, is proud to announce the launch of the Cree Springboard to Nursing program. This innovative initiative aims to empower Cree students by providing them with the necessary prerequisites to pursue a career in nursing, all while studying from the comfort of their home community, with some travel for the Math, Science, Chemistry and Physical Education courses.

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Cree School Board Pays Tribute to Former Educator Frances Blackned Visitor

We are sad to learn of the passing of a long-time member of the Cree School Board family, Frances Blackned Visitor on Sunday, March 24, 2024. Frances was a dedicated educator and committed advocate of the Cree language whose passion for teaching spanned 38 years with the Cree School Board. Her commitment to empowering students and unwavering dedication to excellence have inspired generations of Eeyou/Eenou.

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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.

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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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