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.
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.
Cree School Board Teachers can request all catalogued resources created by the department of Cree Programs in the East Cree language, in both southern and northern dialects.
To view resources, including Stories, Reference Grammar, Forum, Lesson, Dictionary, Resource Section, and Catalogue, you may visit the interactive East Cree Language website at EastCree.org, a non-profit partnership between Cree Programs (Cree School Board), and Prof., Marie-Odile Junker (Carleton University).