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Youth Education in Waskaganish

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.

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.

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!

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Elected

School Commissioner

Anthony Moses ()


School Committees

School Years: 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024
(Updated June 21, 2023)

École Winnibekuu School

  • Barbara D. Hester, Chairperson
  • Sasha Weistche, Vice Chairperson
  • Cheryl A. Hester
  • Priscilla Wesley
  • Betty Blueboy
  • Leona Hester, Band Representative
  • Ruth Salt, Elder Representative

École Annie Whiskeychan Memorial Elementary School

  • Brenda Hester, Chairperson
  • Conrad Blueboy, Vice-Chairperson
  • Bessie Gillies
  • Erica Stephen
  • Neesha-Chanan Shecapio
  • Sarah Cowboy, Band Representative
  • Florrie Katapatuk, Elder Representative

Vision

A school inspired by Cree values dedicated to the academic achievement of our students in a safe, harmonious and welcoming atmosphere based on mutual respect. This must be accomplished in a healthy climate of trust and cooperation to enable them to become positive members of society. 


Une école, basée sur les valeurs cries, dédiée à la réussite académique de nos élèves, et ce, dans un environnement sécuritaire, harmonieux et accueillant basé sur le respect mutuel. Cela devra se réaliser dans un climat sain où règnent la confiance et la coopération pour qu’ils deviennent des membres positifs de la société. 

Mission

This is your school, others have built it for you. You must make it come alive and give it a face. Its spirit will be built daily by your actions. You are not alone. You are a member of a community. You obey the rules made by the community. You accomplish every day the obligations that link us all. You are solidarity. You are responsible. To break this law is to disavow yourself. To refuse it is to exclude yourself from the community.


Cette école est ton école, d’autres l’ont bâtie pour toi. Tu dois la rendre vivante et lui donner un visage. Son esprit sera construit tous les jours par ton action. Tu la construis pour les autres. Tu n’es pas seul. Tu es membre d’une communauté. Tu obéis aux règles fixées par cette communauté. Tu accomplis chaque jour des obligations qui te lient à nous tous. Tu es solidaire. Tu es responsable. Enfreindre cette loi, c’est te désavouer. La refuser, c’est t’exclure de cette communauté.

Core Beliefs

Chistaiimiiduuwin - Respect - Respect 
Dibtaiimuwiin - Humility - Humilité 
Kaachaataawaayiitaamuwiin - Wisdom - Sagesse 
Naanahwiikaaduuwiin - Sharing - Partage 
Shouchayimuwiin - Courage - Courage 
Souwaayiichiichaawiin - Compassion - Compassion 
Taabwaaoushshiiwiin - Honesty - Honnêteté

About Waskaganish

Waskaganish means "little house." This community of about 2,000 people lies on the shore of the Rupert River, near James Bay. Fort Rupert, as Waskaganish was first known, was one of three original Hudson Bay Company posts on James Bay.

Emergency Contacts

  • Medical Emergency: 819-895-8833
  • Police: 819-895-8961
  • Fire: 819-895-9000