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Youth Education in Nemaska

ALERT: As of April 23, 2020, all in-class instruction is suspended for the 2019-2020 school year. For specifics related to employees, please see your internal mail or speak with your supervisor.

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A Message from the Chairperson and Director General of the Cree School Board
April 27, 2020Youth News

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.

Cree School Board suspends in-person instruction for 2019-2020
April 23, 2020Eeyou Education Blog

Mistissini, QC– After careful deliberation, the Cree School Board has come to a decision regarding the current school year. Please be informed that a resolution was passed today by the CSB Executive Committee, as per Bylaw No.8 COVID-19 Delegation of Powers that all in-person instruction for all CSB schools and adult learning centres be suspended for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Week 4

UPDATED Monday, April 6, 2020 5:00 p.m.

Beginning today, Secondary V students currently registered with the Cree School Board can expect a new, specific and exceptional approach to learning and evaluation for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

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Elected

School Commissioner

Gertie Jolly ()


School Committee

School Years: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021
  • Cindy Coonishish, Chairperson ()
  • Kenneth Tanoush, Vice-Chairperson
  • Priscilla Wapachee
  • Evelyn Tanoush
  • Katrina Orr
  • Noreen Moar, Band Representative
  • (Vacant), Elder Representative

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Vision

Alone it is difficult; Together it is possible 

With Teamwork, Respect and Integrity, success is inevitable.

Mission

To create a positive learning environment that empowers life-long learners to become community leaders of tomorrow

Values

Learning is enhanced when school, family, and community establish relationships and support of mutual goals so that students can take ownership of their learning. Successful schools build strong, collaborative school partnerships which nurture family and community involvement.

About Nemaska

The name Nemaska means "Place to fish." With a population of almost 1,000 people, Nemaska is nestled on the shore of Lake Champlain. Like some other Cree communities in the territory, Nemaska was not always located where it is today. In 1970, the people of Old Nemaska relocated to the current site to avoid being flooded by the rerouting of waterways for hydro-electric developments. 

Nemaska Emergency Contacts

  • Medical: 819-673-2511
  • Police: 819-673-2506
  • Fire:  819-673-2442

History of Education in Nemaska

The school was named after a well-respected Elder who was an inspiration to all and who lived to be 114. The shape of the school represents a fish; fishing has sustained the people of Nemaska for generations. 

The language of instruction is Cree and is taught from pre-K to Secondary V. English is taught from Grade 1 to Secondary V. Every school follows the GVC (Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum). 

Cree School Board


Telephone: 418-923-2764
Toll Free: 1-866-999-2764

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Admin Office Hours
Monday - Wednesday : 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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