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Public Notice - Council of Commissioners Meeting

Due to the current travel and gathering restrictions, please be advised that the Cree School Board Council of Commissioners Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, 2020 will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm via teleconference.

All council meetings are open to the public according to Section 4.16 of the Consolidated By-Law No. 1 General By-Law. If you would like to call-in as a public observer, please contact the Secretary General’s office at or 514-604- 9400.

Highlights of the meeting will be available on April 9th here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 3

Updated Friday, April 3, 2020 4:00 p.m.

All youth sector students in Eeyou Istchee will now have a dedicated distance learning platform, thanks to a tight collaboration between the Cree School Board’s Departments of School Operations, Education Services, and Communications and Community Relations.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 2 - School Closure Extended

UPDATED Sunday, March 22, 2020 3:00 p.m.

The Government of Quebec officially announced today that the school closure will be extended to Friday, May 1st (inclusively) in Quebec.

This extended closure applies to all educational institutions - pre-kindergarten, elementary, high school, adult education, and training centres, colleges, and universities within the province.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 1

Friday, March 20, 2020 4:35 p.m.

There has been some mention in the Quebec media today of the possibility of an extension of school closures. At this time, there is no official directive from the Government of Quebec, therefore is no extension to the school closures. They are to reopen on March 30th.

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Wemindji hosts Regional Science Fair

The Regional Science Fair with 50 students from around Eeyou Istchee gathered for a science project competition with the theme of “Traditions at Heart for a ‘Green Tomorrow.’” The fair took place on March 4 at Joy Ottereyes Rainbow Memorial School in Wemindji.

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Welcome to our new website

Mistissini, QC – The Cree School Board is happy to present our new website, which you will find filled with information you can use on a daily basis, whether you are a parent, a student, a community member, a candidate for employment from within the Cree Nation or elsewhere, a current employee of either the Cree School Board or another Cree entity, or a member of the media. 

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3rd Regional Assembly on Education draws close to 200 delegates

About 200 delegates from around Eeyou Istchee are gathering in Oujé-Bougoumou for two days to discuss the theme “Let’s Strengthen Cree Language and Culture.”  

The biennial Regional General Assembly kicked off at 9:30 a.m. February 26 at Petabin Youth Centre in Oujé-Bougoumou. 

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Celebrating the life of George Blacksmith

The Cree School Board commissioners, directors, employees, teachers, and students mourn the loss of a man who believed education was the key to our Nation's future. 

George Blacksmith passed away unexpectedly in Montreal on February 11, 2020. We are deeply saddened by the loss of this great leader, pioneer, and champion of Cree education.

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