The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is seeking a highly motivated post-secondary student for the full-time, term position of “Researcher” for ᐯᒥᐢᑲ Pêmiska Tourism. Preference will be given to those members of the BOCN engaged in third or fourth year studies of a Bachelor’s degree at a recognized post-secondary institution.
The individual will be responsible for researching and compiling a research paper on each of the local BOCN historical events specifically:
- “St. Michael’s Indian Residential School” history in relation to the BOCN;
- “Battle of Duck Lake and the Riel Resistance” history in relation to the BOCN;
- “Indian Agents and the Pass System” history in relation to the BOCN;
- “Chief Beardy and Treaty 6” history in relation to the BOCN;
- Plant and wildlife in relation to the BOCN.
Term: Mid-May to August, 2022.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The candidate will provide research, technical and/or analytical information, and provide written documentation for briefings, updates, and interviews. Specifically, the Researcher will be responsible for:
- Compiling research papers that describe the complete history of each of the historical events listed above from the perspective of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation;
- Engaging with local and traditional knowledge keepers and Elders to verify the accuracy of information compiled;
- Researching legal and historical documentary/archival reports;
- Liaising with the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre and any other reputable institution for research purposes;
- Identify stakeholders to gain feedback and arrange interviews/evidence collection;
- Analyze and evaluate research; and
- Prioritize, multi-task, and organize work in an effective manner while working independently.
- The candidate must be in the 3rd or 4th year of studies of a Bachelor’s degree at a recognized post-secondary institution;
- The candidate must have a thorough understanding of BOCN customs, culture, and history;
- The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills;
- The candidate must have experience engaging with elders in a respectful setting that adheres to local customs and cultural protocols/traditions;
- The candidate must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Zoom, and demonstrated internet skills;
- The candidate must be able to travel and be in possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s License.
Interested applicants are invited to submit the following by no later than noon, Friday, May 20, 2022:
- 3 professional references; and
- Proof of completion of 3rd year studies.
Mail: Milo Cameron, Post-Secondary Student Support Program Coordinator
Re: Researcher – ᐯᒥᐢᑲ Pêmiska Tourism
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK S0K 1J0
Or drop-off at the application package BOCN Education Building, Duck Lake, SK.
**Late submissions will not be accepted**
**Only those selected for an interview will be contacted**