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Graduation rate continues to grow

Graduation Rate 2

Updated August 21, 2019

As of August 21, 2019, a total of 117 students will graduate in Cree School Board graduation ceremonies over the next month.

More than 84 Cree School Board students will graduate in ceremonies planned for August and September, a significant increase over recent years. 

Students earn culture, language, literacy diplomas

Cree Graduation

At a ceremony, June 22, 2019, in Pikogan First Nation, McGill University and Cree School Board (CSB) dignitaries awarded 57 Cree students from Eeyou Istchee with certificates.  Eleven students earned their Certificate in Cree Literacy and another 46 earned their Culture and Language Certificate.

Students walk the distance

Students walk

Following a successful event walking the distance of Eeyou Istchee communities last year, students at Waapinichikush Elementary School and James Bay Eeyou School in Chisasibi are walking the virtual distance of the entire Quebec Innu territory.

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."