Job Summary:

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:

  1. “St. Michael’s Indian Residential School” history in relation to the BOCN;
  2. “Battle of Duck Lake and the Riel Resistance” history in relation to the BOCN;
  3. “Indian Agents and the Pass System” history in relation to the BOCN;
  4. “Chief Beardy and Treaty 6” history in relation to the BOCN;
  5. 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.

Qualifications:

  1. The candidate must be in the 3rd or 4th year of studies of a Bachelor’s degree at a recognized post-secondary institution;
  2. The candidate must have a thorough understanding of BOCN customs, culture, and history;
  3. The candidate must have excellent written and oral communication skills;
  4. The candidate must have experience engaging with elders in a respectful setting that adheres to local customs and cultural protocols/traditions;
  5. The candidate must have excellent computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Zoom, and demonstrated internet skills;
  6. The candidate must be able to travel and be in possession of a valid Saskatchewan Class 5 Driver’s License.

Submission Information:

Interested applicants are invited to submit the following by no later than noon, Friday, May 20, 2022:

  • Coverletter;
  • Resume;
  • 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

Email: mcameron@beardysband.com

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**

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