ᐄᔨᔨᐅᒋᔅᑯᑎᒫᒑᐧᐃᓂᔨᐤ ᐋᐦ ᒋᔅᑯᑎᒫᒑᓂᐧᐃᐧᐃᔨᒡ ᑳ ᐋᐱᑎᔒᔥᑎᐦᒡ
Through the department of Cree Programs, the Cree School Board ensures that our schools and communities have the resources they need to support the preservation of our language and identity as IIyiyiuch/Iinuuch through Eeyou education.
We help our students develop a strong, healthy IIyiyiu/Iinuu identity. We achieve this mission by working closely with them and our elders:
Developing, strengthening, preserving and honouring our IIyiyiu/Iinuu knowledge and practices, with.
- Culture, Values, Teachings
- Customs, Traditions, ceremonies
- Traditional Laws and methods of settling disputes
- Legends and Stories
- Providing support to IIyiyiu/Iinuu teachers and mentors.
- Create and foster a healthy, stimulating IIyiyiu/Iinuu learning experience and environment.
By ensuring dedicated support for Cree language and culture programming and in our curriculum, we enhance the student experience for our youth sector students.
The department of Cree Programs not only oversees the development of the learning materials including the publication of new materials and the teaching of these materials in our schools, but also support the development of the Eastern James Bay Cree Writing System.
Here are some examples of posters, flashcards, action words and syllabic charts that are available to help support teachers in teaching Cree language and culture.