Eeyou Education Blog Archives


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Beginning this year, the federal government declared September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was also referred to as Orange Shirt Day.

The Cree School Board started the day with a commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021  in front of their Head Office.

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CSB Celebrates Retiring Employees

After many years of service, the Cree School Board honoured retirees from last year and this year. Chairperson Dr. Sarah Pash acknowledged the retired employees on social media.

“CONGRATULATIONS!” said the Chairperson, “For today, I want to say thank you for everything you have done. You have worked tirelessly to ensure that our language remains a priority, that our culture and traditions have a place in our education system, that we continue to develop and produce our own teachers.”

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Commissioners Election Results

On August 18, 2021, Local School Commissioner elections were held in Waskaganish, Wemindji and Whapmagoostui.

Congratulations to the elected Commissioners: Sammy Blackned (Wemindji), Rebecca Masty Kawapit (Whapmagoostui) and Anthony Moses (Waskaganish).

The final results, issued by the Local Returning Officers, are available here:
pdf Waskaganish    pdf Wemindji    pdf Whapmagoostui

Two Schools Unveil New Logos

We are excited to highlight two new school logos! The Wabannutao Eeyou School and Jolina Gull Blacksmith Memorial School launched their new logos this spring.

Each school unveiled their logos in their communities, with students, parents, and community members in attendance.

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Cree Language Keeper Celebrated

On June 4, 2021, students, parents, and community members gathered in Chisasibi to celebrate the 23rd Regional Annie Whiskeychan Day. Students from outside the community were unable to attend the event due to the pandemic.

Many students and employees worked for a week to build a ‘miichiwaahp’ and ‘shaapuhtuwaan’ for the celebration. For some, it was their first time constructing these traditional dwellings.

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Regional Public Speaking Contest Winners Announced

The Badabin Eeyou School hosted the CSB 2021 Regional Public Speaking Contest during the week of April 19, 2021. Students could videotape their speeches and submit them to a panel of judges for review. This year's competition was entirely online.

Speeches on environmental issues affecting the Cree Nation, the importance of preserving the Cree language, making changes in Cree communities, and how the COVID-19 pandemic affected them were among the contest topics.

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Nemaska hosts its first virtual art exhibition

The Regional Art Exhibition took place in the hallways of the Luke Mettaweskum School from April 26 to 30, 2021. This year's exhibition was a little different; Nemaska students joined in person and students from other schools participated virtually.

Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Secondary V had the chance to participate in four categories: Paint, Drawing, Illustration, and Mixed Media. The first-place winners will have their artwork displayed in the head offices of the Cree School Board in Chisasibi and Mistissini for a year. 

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