Welcome to Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre. The site is designed to be a resource for both students and staff and to promote school programs. It is also designed to be a place where parents can locate important information and resources to help them in the educational process. Our school is N-12 with a student enrolment of approximately 1300. Enjoy the site and remember to keep coming back for updates!
Brigette Lacquette visited the Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre and Jack River School in Norway House on April 25. It was an honour to have her visit our community and speak to our youth. Brigette spoke of the obstacles she had to overcome to reach her goal. She overcame bullying and racism through the support of family and friends. Brigette’s quest to become an Olympian was not an easy task but she was determined to make the Canadian Hockey Team. Brigette was once a Frontier Games athlete herself and competed at the Divisional Games in Norway House, it was a privilege to have her come back and share her incredible story of overcoming obstacles and never giving up. She is the first First Nations woman to play on a Canadian Olympic Hockey Team and won silver for Canada in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Brigette Lacquette is truly an inspiration and a role model for many indigenous youth. HBOIERC was honoured to have Brigette Lacquette join a number of other inspirational speakers in signing their Wall of Fame, where her words will always serve as inspiration to the next generations. The message she left for our youth is, “Dream big, work hard, believe in yourself and to be proud of your roots.”
Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Educational Resource Center CARES, we care about you, the students. We care about you, the parents. We care about you, our staff, and we care about the mental well-being of our beautiful community. We want to end the stigma surrounding mental health, and encourage you to go see our school counsellors, if the need arises. Our school has five counsellors, Gem York, Violet Poker, Codie Muminawatum, Genevieve Dumas and Robert Meadus. They are here to provide you with, support, guidance, and are ready and waiting with an open heart and an open mind. Everyone at some point in their lives needs help with something, and it’s ok to admit that. We are here to help you deal with the stresses of school, home, and community life. We encourage you and your families to be more open and begin or continue communicating in an effort to live a happy and productive life. Together, we can help the youth and their families that struggle with mental health. Please remember HBOIERC CARES!