Preparing You to Become Teachers in Your Community

Extended deadline to April 21, 2023
Cree School Board’s Department of Professional Education, in partnership of McGill University’s Office of First Nations and Inuit Education, is excited to announce that three teacher programs are now open!

Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024, potential students can apply to our Cree Teacher Training Programs:

  • Bachelor of Education in Kindergarten/Elementary First Nations and Inuit Studies
  • Certificate in Education for First Nation and Inuit – Culture and Language,
  • Certificate Indigenous Language and Literacy Education

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Regional Youth Events Takeover

Every year, the Cree School Board organizes regional events for our students to help inspire learning in the arts and science, to encourage public speaking skills, to celebrate Cree culture, and promote good sportsmanship. In brief, here’s what you may have missed for March 2023.

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Cree School Board launches Traditional Teachings for the classrooms

Cree School Board’s Department of Cree Programs, in partnership with New Paths of Education, is excited to launch 42 videos from the Iyiyiuwayihtimuwin / Iinuuweyhtamuwin – Elder and Traditional Knowledge Keeper Teachings Video Project!

The project was designed to capture, preserve, and create a collection of traditional teachings of Cree elders from nine Cree communities in northern Quebec.

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Register Today to the PSSS Conference

As a follow-up to our announcement on December 14th, the Cree School Board is excited to share additional information on the activities and registration for the upcoming Post-Secondary Student Services Conference, which will be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, On from April 21 to 23, 2023.

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Chisasibi hosts Regional Science Fair

The Regional Science Fair with about 60 students from around Eeyou Istchee gathered for a science project competition with the theme of Science in Action with Indigenous Peoples. The science fair took place on February 23, 2023 at James Bay Eeyou School in Chisasibi.

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Passing of Catherine Boisvert Valencia

The Cree School Board mourns the passing of the late Catherine Boisvert Valencia on February 14, 2023. Catherine was a passionate teacher who taught students in Oujé-Bougoumou. She started working as a replacement teacher (2014-2015), and then a full-time teacher (2015-2022) at the Waapihtiiwewan School.

“Catherine was a dedicated teacher to our team and students, always energetic and vibrant,” said Waapihtiiwewan School, “She will be dearly missed by all and forever in our hearts.”

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Applications open for the Iyeskuwiiu Program for 2023-2024

Have you always wanted to go to college but aren’t sure you’re ready to leave your community for a semester?

You can study in your own community to gain college experience with the Iyeskuwiiu program, attending your courses online and on the land. All at the same time, deepening your Cree identity by taking culturally relevant courses designed by Cree educators, for Cree students!

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Recognition of Willie Ottereyes

We are sad to hear about the passing of a long-time member of the Cree School Board family, Willie Ottereyes.

Willie was apart of the Cree School Board family for around 33 years. He held many roles in the communities of Mistissini and Waswanipi for the CSB. He was a teacher, a vice-principal, principal, Coordinator of Adult Education, Community Education Administrator and also the first Centre Director for the Sabtuan Regional Vocational Training Centre in Waswanipi. We honour his contribution to Eeyou Education and to the Cree School Board.

We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.

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