Eeyou Education Blog Archives


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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NEW - CSB Newsletter Naatimaatutaau

We are excited to present the CSB community Newsletter - Naatimaatutaau!

Read it today here in Cree, English or French! The newsletter is called Naa-ti-maa-tu-taau, which in Cree means ‘supporting each other or working together’, reflects how we all want to build a strong Eeyou Education community.

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Oujé-Bougoumou School hosted the first Virtual Regional Science Fair

UPDATE ON MARCH 30, 2021
Congratulations to the James Bay Eeyou Student, Tashvit Verma, who won first place for this year's Expo-Sciences Autochtone and was automatically selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair for his science project "Learning Analyzer: A Fortran Code." Good luck at Nationals!


Our 2021 Regional Science Fair was organized as our first virtual science fair this year! The Waapihtiiwewan School hosted the regional event that took place on February 23 & 26. Students across Eeyou Istchee were invited to submit their science projects by video.

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Teamwork, Community behind CSB Digital Learning Success

Several years ago, the Cree School Board began planning to improve digital literacy and learning technologies in concert with Quebec’s Digital Action Plan for Education. Student laptops, accounts, and an eventual department for e-learning was a long-term vision for the CSB. However, COVID-19 school closures changed what was once a gradual, decade-long strategy into a sprint to digital readiness.

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Pink Shirt Day at the Cree School Board

Pink Shirt Day happened on February 24, 2021, and it was a day where Cree School Board students and employees took a stand against harassment and bullying in our schools, workplaces, homes and online. Pink Shirt Day has shown the importance of supporting each other, especially for those who need it. Here are a few things our students and employees participated for the anti-bullying campaign in their schools.

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