Congratulations to the James Bay Eeyou Student, Tashvit Verma, who won first place for this year's Expo-Sciences Autochtone and was automatically selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair for his science project "Learning Analyzer: A Fortran Code." Good luck at Nationals!
Our 2021 Regional Science Fair was organized as our first virtual science fair this year! The Waapihtiiwewan School hosted the regional event that took place on February 23 & 26. Students across Eeyou Istchee were invited to submit their science projects by video.
Several years ago, the Cree School Board began planning to improve digital literacy and learning technologies in concert with Quebec’s Digital Action Plan for Education. Student laptops, accounts, and an eventual department for e-learning was a long-term vision for the CSB. However, COVID-19 school closures changed what was once a gradual, decade-long strategy into a sprint to digital readiness.
Pink Shirt Day happened on February 24, 2021, and it was a day where Cree School Board students and employees took a stand against harassment and bullying in our schools, workplaces, homes and online. Pink Shirt Day has shown the importance of supporting each other, especially for those who need it. Here are a few things our students and employees participated for the anti-bullying campaign in their schools.
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.