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Education forums gather community and schools

Education Forum

Education forums in communities around Eeyou Istchee this spring have shone a spotlight on the delivery of Cree education to our youth. 

On May 29-30, 2019, Whapmagoostui held its first "Local Education Conference" under the leadership of Community Education Administrator William Kawapit. 

Camp inspires collaboration

Leadership Camp

Grade 5 and 6 students took some of their first steps on the path to leadership at a weekend camp May 17 to 21 in Waswanipi.

Twenty-nine students from Waskaganish, Nemaska, Mistissini, and Waswanipi were chosen for their role in leadership at their respective schools, and their participation in student council and school-based Youth Fusion activities.

"We heard expressions of 'I love you' all throughout the camp."

Eastmain hits history-making grad rates

Easmain Grad Rate

Hats off, Wabannutao!

The Eastmain school set a record for themselves with their number of graduates for 2017-2018. Eighteen young people graduated over the course of the last school year, reflecting a five-year graduation rate of 60 percent.

Speaking up! Students make case for language

Public Speaking Contest

The mood in the Mitchuap Celebration Hall in Chisasibi was taut with friendly competition the evening of April 16, 2019, as students poured over their cue cards in preparation for their big moment at the podium. The theme for the 2019 CSB Regional Public Speaking Contest, hosted this year by James Bay Eeyou School, was "Honouring the International Year of Indigenous Languages."

For the love of art

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The hallways of the school were transformed into a gallery this week as Wabannutao Eeyou School hosted the annual Regional Art Exhibition.

"Our trip to Kuujjuaq"

Kuujjuaq Science Fair

By Ella and Rim, First Place - Grade 6 (Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair 2019)

Editor's Note: A delegation of students traveled to Kuujjuaq in March to compete in the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair. Two of those students won first place among Grade 6 contestants. Here is their story.


On February 14, 2019, we won first place at the regional science fair in Waaskaganish and had the chance to go to the provincial science fair in Kuujjuaq on March 27-28, 2019.