During the RGA Community Tour, come to your community’s special needs dialogue and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This will provide an opportunity for parents and caregivers of special needs children and adults to share their insights and concerns.
We want to hear from you!
The Cree School Board is looking forward to visiting your schools and communities for the 4th Regional General Assembly – Community Tour around Eeyou Istchee for two weeks to discuss the theme “Continuing Our Iiyiyiu Education Journey.”
The biennial Regional General Assembly will begin the journey in the coastal communities from Monday, October 3 to Friday, October 7, 2022. Then the tour will continue from Monday, October 17 to Thursday, October 20, 2022 in the inland communities!
The Fall issue of the CSB community newsletter – Naatimaatutaau – is now available! Please click on the following link to read the complete translated newsletter in Cree, English, or French:
Enjoy reading our Fall issue!
If you believe with your heart, you will succeed!
Our mission is to help each and every student reach their full potential in becoming a responsible and productive citizen while acknowledging, promoting and maintaining Cree culture. In this way we empower the youth of “Eeyou Istchee” to embrace the challenges of the 21st century.
Chisasibi, the most northern road-accessible of our communities, is home to more than 5,000 people, native and non-native. The community sits on the south shore of La Grande River, having relocated from Fort George Island in 1981 after the James Bay hydro-electric project resulted in threatening erosion.
Children - and many from neighbouring Cree communities - attended one of two residential schools in Fort George following their establishment in the 1930s. The schools offered education to Grade 6; after Grade 6, students were sent to residential schools in the south.
The Catholic residential school closed in 1952, and in 1969, the federal government assumed operation of the Anglican residential school, converting a classroom block into Sand Park Elementary Day School in 1971 and, a year later, organizing local high school education.
In 1975, the residential school closed permanently when the Cree School Board was given authority over education of Crees in their territory.
Students then attended Waapinichihkush Elementary School for Kindergarten to Grade 6; the high school, James Bay Eeyou School, was built in 1980.