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Youth Education in Nemaska

Cree School Board Highlights 2022-2023
August 15, 2023Eeyou Education Blog

Welcome to the Cree School Board’s journey of milestones and achievements in the year of 2022-2023. As we reflect on this incredible time, we are pleased to share a collection of stories that demonstrate our dedication to Eeyou education, empowerment, and diversity. From empowering our Cree families and continuing our iiyiyiu education journey to PSSS Conference highlights, the inspirational impact on traditional teachings and the successful launch of the Bully Free program in our classrooms, join us as we celebrate the progress made in shaping a brighter future for our students and communities.

Protecting our Education in the Face of Forest Fires

In these rapidly changing conditions surrounding forest fires and smoke, we want to emphasize to all parents and employees the importance of staying informed and following local recommendations, while also trusting your local public safety.

Preparing You to Become Teachers in Your Community
April 12, 2023Eeyou Education Blog

Extended deadline to April 21, 2023
Cree School Board’s Department of Professional Education, in partnership of McGill University’s Office of First Nations and Inuit Education, is excited to announce that three teacher programs are now open!

Upcoming Events

Elected

School Commissioner

Noreen Moar ()


School Committee

School Years: 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024
(Updated June 21, 2023)
  • Claude Coonishish, Chairperson
  • Lori Ann Wapachee, Vice-Chairperson
  • Marlene Jolly
  • Stephanie Jolly
  • Cynthia Blackned
  • Teddy Wapachee
  • James Diamond

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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).