The Cree School Board mourns the passing of Rusty Cheezo on October 27, 2020. Rusty was a valued member of Eeyou Istchee, including the Cree School Board. He worked as a School Commissioner for Eastmain (1989-1992 and 1992-1995). At the same time, Cheezo worked as a Vice-Chairperson between his terms (1990-1991 and 1993-1995), and Chairperson (1999-2000) of the Cree School Board.
Please be advised of the upcoming elections for School Commissioner in the Cree Nations of Eastmain, Mistissini, and Waswanipi.
The nomination period for all three communities runs from Monday, September 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM to Friday, October 2, 2020 at 5:00 PM. If you wish to nominate someone, you may download and print the nomination form below.
The spring of 2020 has brought lots of change to our world. Right now, it’s hard for you to see your friends or to gather with cousins and other family; you also don’t see your teachers at school. Instead, you talk to your friends on the phone or through social media, and you learn in new ways, such as online. For those in high school, we know you are facing uncertainty. The world is a confusing place right now, and we, like you, find ourselves looking for new ways to accomplish our goals.
The Opportunity for Each Child to Succeed
ᒉ ᐃᔮᑦ ᐊᐧᐋᔥ ᒉ ᒌ ᔖᐳᔥᑲᒃ᙮
To provide each of our students with an Eeyou-based education that will help prepare them to serve their families, community, Eeyou Nation and the larger society in a capable and confident manner.
ᒉ ᒌ ᒥᔮᑲᓄᐧᐃᒡ ᒋᒋᔅᑯᑕᒧᐧᐋᑲᓅᒡ ᐄᔨᔫ ᒋᔅᑯᑕᒫᒉᐧᐃᓂᔫ ᑖᓐ ᒉ ᐄᔑ ᐧᐄᒋᐦᐄᑯᑦ ᑲᔦᐦ ᒉ ᒌ ᒥᔪ ᐧᐄᒋᐦᐋᑦ ᐊᐧᐁᔫᐦ ᒥᒄ ᑖᓐ ᒉ ᐃᔥᐱᔥ ᑲᔅᒋᐦᑖᑦ ᐊᓂᑌᐦ ᐃᔑ ᓃᔥᑖᒥᐦᒡ ᐃᔥᑯᑎᒃ ᐧᐄ ᐧᐄᒋᐦᐋᑌ ᐁ ᐯᔭᑯᑌᐅᓰᑦ, ᐅᑎᐦᑖᐧᐃᓐ ᑲᔦᐦ ᒥᓯᑌᔅᑲᒥᐦᒃ.
Respect, Accountability, Teamwork
ᒋᔥᑌᔨᐦᑕᒧᐧᐃᓐ, ᑳ ᐄᔑ ᐱᒋᐦᑎᓃᓱᐧᐃᔨᓐ, ᒫᒨ ᐧᐄᒋᐦᐄᑐᐧᐃᓐ᙮
A small Cree community of 850 on the eastern cost of James Bay, Eastmain dates back to a 17th century Hudson Bay Company post. As trading became more customary, Crees began to settle near the community. Only in 1962 when the Lands and Forests Act was passed was the community established formally as a Cree community.
Eastmain is famous for its trout, whitefish, and pike, and today is the headquarters of the Cree Trappers' Association.