We are excited to announce the launch of the Cree School Board Bully Free Program for all our students for the 2022-2023 school year. The program’s goal is to provide school employees with educational activities for all students in the elementary schools and secondary schools.
The event was hosted by the Cree School Board. The focus was on providing a forum for parents and caregivers to connect with one another through a series of workshops, presentations, and opportunities for dialogue.
The Cree School Board hosted the Special Needs Symposium for Parents and Caregivers in Gatineau, QC from November 29 to December 1, 2022, in collaboration with the Cree Board of Health and Social Services and the Cree Nation Government, under the theme “Stronger Together” ᒫᒨ ᒪᔥᑰᑳᐴᑖᐤ.
The Cree School Board began its Community Tour for the 4th Regional General Assembly in October 2022, visiting majority of your schools and communities around Eeyou Istchee to discuss the theme “Continuing Our Iiyiyiu Education Journey.”
The biennial Regional General Assembly will travel to the remaining communities that we were unable to visit in October. The following dates have been rescheduled for Whapmagoostui, Oujé-Bougoumou, and Waswanipi:
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.