Do you want to help protect our lands, waters and wildlife? Are you interested in working with your Cree, Dene and Inuit neighbours?
The Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area Initiative is contracting facilitators and youth ambassadors in:
- Sayisi Dene First Nation
- Northlands Dene First Nation
- Kivalliq region
Our goal is to permanently protect the entire Seal River Watershed from industrial development as an Indigenous Protected Area.
Our vision is to ensure our grandchildren’s grandchildren have the opportunity to engage in traditional practices such as hunting, fishing and serving as guardians of the land and animals within a healthy watershed.
The facilitators and youth ambassadors will work as a team to:
- Make sure that the values and needs of their communities are reflected in the Indigenous Protected Area
- Reach out to community members to get them involved in the initiative
- Provide political leadership and community members with regular updates on the initiative’s progress
- Work with land users to collect relevant Indigenous Knowledge
- Develop community service projects such as trail clearing and community harvests
The positions will be based in the communities they serve.
Facilitators will act as the voices of their communities within the project team and will ultimately report to their political leadership. Preference will be given to those with leadership and/or teaching experience in their community. This could be previous experience representing your band at conferences, organising hunting parties, teaching youth how to fish, organising band meetings, etc.
Facilitators are required to create invoices and report on their work each month. Facilitators will be paid $2,500 a month and will be expected to work an average of 80 hours a month. The ability to travel for meetings (primarily in Thompson and Winnipeg) is required and will be paid for by the project.
Youth ambassadors must be under the age of 30 and will receive training which will help prepare them for potential careers as Indigenous Guardians within the Indigenous Protected Area. Qualifications include a desire to develop administrative skills and/or to work outdoors. Must be comfortable working with land users & elders and speaking to community members about the initiative.
Youth Ambassadors are required to create invoices and report on their work each month. Youth Ambassadors will be paid $1,000 a month and will be expected to work an average of 50 hours a month.
The positions are funded through March 31, 2021 with the potential to extend should need and funding be identified.
To start the application process, please send a resume and brief statement of interest to:
Seal River Watershed Indigenous Protected Area Initiative
Other Job Opportunities
The Seal River Watershed Alliance is seeking part-time Community Youth Representatives to develop grassroots support for the initiative.
Our vision is to ensure our grandchildren’s grandchildren have the opportunity to engage in traditional practices such as hunting, fishing and serving as stewards of the land and animals within a healthy watershed.