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.

Faris Malkawi of Waskaganish and Christ Dali of Mistissini finished first in their respective language categories. The Cree category was open for students to compete in this year's speaking contest, but none were received.

The following are the winners:


English Category

1st place
Faris Malkawi
École Wiinibekuu School 
Video

2nd place
Khayden Dick
Badabin Eeyou School
Video

3rd place
Marcus Sam
James Bay Eeyou School


French Category

1st place
Christ Dali
Voyageur Memorial High School
Video

2nd place
Naomi Dali
Voyageur Memorial High School
Video

3rd place
Shelbie Erless
École Wiinibekuu School
Video


Congratulations to all winners and participants.

Christ Dali Faris Malkawi Khayden Dick Mason Asquabaneskum Naomi Dali Shareese Moses Shelbie Erless Trudy Lynn Mattawashish

Cree School Board


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