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!
Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024, potential students can apply to our Cree Teacher Training Programs:
The Regional Science Fair with about 60 students from around Eeyou Istchee gathered for a science project competition with the theme of Science in Action with Indigenous Peoples. The science fair took place on February 23, 2023 at James Bay Eeyou School in Chisasibi.
We are excited to announce the launch of the Cree School Board Bully Free Program for all our students for the 2022-2023 school year. The program’s goal is to provide school employees with educational activities for all students in the elementary schools and secondary schools.
To provide a culturally relevant education that is the unique foundation upon which youth can attain any goal.
All students have the right to…
Wemindji is a Cree community about 1,400 people at the mouth of the Maquatua River on the eastern shore of James Bay. The community is nestled on an inlet among the picturesque Painted Hills Islands. The name Wemindji comes from the Cree for "ochre hills" or wiimin uchii. The people of Wemindji relocated to the current site of the community in 1959 from their original home on Old Factory Island.
Maquatua School first opened its doors to students in 1973 under the name Wemindji Day School. In the late 1980’s a large addition was added to the original building. A local contest was held to rename the building. MaquatuaEeyou School was the winning entry and references the location of the school on the Maquatua River.
In 2016 Wemindi celebrated the opening of an elementary school to serve the student population from Pre-K to Grade 6 and so MaquatuaEeyou School now serves only secondary students.
Joy Ottereyes Rainbow Memorial School opened in August 2016, with an official inauguration in April of the following year.
The school was named after a Grade 6 student, Joy Ottereyes, who passed away suddenly in 2010 as the result of an allergic reaction. Joy would have graduated the year the school named for her opened. The "Rainbow" was added to the school's name because Joy loved rainbows and would often sign her name with a rainbow at the end of it.
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