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Youth Education in Nemaska

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
October 1, 2021Eeyou Education Blog

Beginning this year, the federal government declared September 30th as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day was also referred to as Orange Shirt Day.

The Cree School Board started the day with a commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Thursday, September 30, 2021  in front of their Head Office.

CSB Celebrates Retiring Employees
September 21, 2021Eeyou Education Blog

After many years of service, the Cree School Board honoured retirees from last year and this year. Chairperson Dr. Sarah Pash acknowledged the retired employees on social media.

“CONGRATULATIONS!” said the Chairperson, “For today, I want to say thank you for everything you have done. You have worked tirelessly to ensure that our language remains a priority, that our culture and traditions have a place in our education system, that we continue to develop and produce our own teachers.”

Nemaska hosts its first virtual art exhibition

The Regional Art Exhibition took place in the hallways of the Luke Mettaweskum School from April 26 to 30, 2021. This year's exhibition was a little different; Nemaska students joined in person and students from other schools participated virtually.

Students from Pre-Kindergarten to Secondary V had the chance to participate in four categories: Paint, Drawing, Illustration, and Mixed Media. The first-place winners will have their artwork displayed in the head offices of the Cree School Board in Chisasibi and Mistissini for a year. 

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School Committee

School Years: 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024
  • Lori Ann Wapachee
  • Marlene Jolly
  • Joshua Iserhoff
  • Stephanie Jolly
  • Cynthia Blackned
  • (Vacant), 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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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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