Employment Opportunity: Park Interpreter, P/T Term

Title: Park Interpreter, Fort Carlton Historic Park

Responsible to: Park Manager, Fort Carlton Historic Park

Summary: The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, in partnership with Parks Saskatchewan, is seeking a qualified individual to fill a part-time, term position as Park Interpreter at the Fort Carlton Historic Park.

Reporting to the Park Manager, the Park Interpreter is responsible to connect visitors to natural and cultural landscapes, and lead them through impactful experiences that leave lasting memories. You’ll get to lead programs related to nature, history, culture and recreation. Organizing special events is also part of the job.

Core Competencies:

  • General knowledge of: biological, environmental, or natural sciences, the arts, history and culture, recreation, or education;
  • Formal and/or experiential knowledge of Plains Cree culture and history;
  • Deliver, promote, and evaluate interpretive and recreational programs and special events to park visitors which include school groups, and the general public;
  • Lead groups in park programs, while tactfully, and politely communicating park rules and management messages;
  • Promote awareness of parks as special places with appreciation of our natural heritage and cultural resources;
  • Disseminate information and respond to inquiries related to the natural environment, cultural history, and area and park facilities; and
  • Perform general upkeep of and ensure safety and cleanliness of interpretive facilities and park trails.


  • Heritage Interpreter Training is considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of local historically significant events;
  • Knowledge of Plains Cree culture;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills especially in a group setting;
  • First Aid;
  • A clear CPIC/VSS is required; and
  • Class 5 Drivers License and have access to a reliable vehicle

Working Conditions:

  • Part-time – scheduling determined by the supervisors based on facility and programming needs;
  • Evening work may be required;
  • Will be working outdoors with small and large groups of people from a variety of backgrounds; and
  • Term: Employment begins approximately in May 2020 and runs through till August 2020.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume detailing how the applicant meets the qualification requirements, and a list of three professional references to:

Jaye Cameron, Chief Executive Officer
Re: Park Interpreter
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0
Fax: 306-467-4404
Phone: 306-467-4523

Applications can also be dropped off in-person with our receptionist at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Band Office.

Closing Date for submissions is 12:00pm (noon), February 20, 2020

We thank all those who are interested, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Employment Opportunity: Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Correctional Service Canada
Duck Lake (Saskatchewan), Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
Who can apply: Persons residing or employed in Saskatoon, SK or Prince Albert, SK and within a 150 km radius of Saskatoon, SK or Prince Albert, SK, within Canadian territory AND that are members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons.
$57,587 to $74,746Closing date: 12 June 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

*NOTE: It is the responsibility of the candidate to clearly outline how they meet each of the screening criteria (i.e. Education and Experience Qualifications, both Essential and Assets) by RESPONDING TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS IN THE ONLINE APPLICATION. Please note that it is not sufficient to only state that the requirement is met or to provide a listing of current responsibilities, rather the candidate must provide concrete examples that illustrate how they meet the requirement. Lack of EXAMPLES and DETAILS may result in your application being rejected.

**Please note that the following Aboriginal Liaison Officer advertisements are posted simultaneously for positions in the Prairie region: Selection process no. 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152596, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152597, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152598, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152599, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152555, 2019-PEN-EA-PRA-152731.

If you apply to more than one Aboriginal Liaison Officer selection process, you will only be assessed once.


Aboriginal Liaison Officers (ALOs) interpret and communicate Aboriginal offender behaviour, cultural needs and progress to the case management team for inclusion in correctional/healing plans and Elder reviews to promote the safe release of Aboriginal offenders and to reduce the recidivism rate. As part of a multi-disciplanary team, ALOs develop and deliver Aboriginal interventions and actively contribute to case management processes and establish a link with offenders to provide them with information regarding cultural/spiritual programming, activities and resources; foster a positive Aboriginal cultural environment with offenders and help to interpret CSC legislation, institutional regulations, roles of other staff members, and terms and conditions of Conditional Release. ALOs assists in the identification and assessment of the initial healing components for Aboriginal offenders and assist Aboriginal offenders in developing healing/release plans under the guidance of Elders, the case management team, community-based agencies and Aboriginal communities. These positions are based in a correctional institution.

Work environment

Correctional Service of Canada is seeking interest from persons looking for an exciting and rewarding career as an Aboriginal Liaison Officer.

Aboriginal Liaison Officers are essential to fulfilling the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) mission of contributing to public safety by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure, and humane control.

For further information on the department, work environment, careers at CSC and application process, please visit our website at

Intent of the process

A pool of qualified candidates may be established and could be used to staff positions of various tenures in an institution or in the community nearby.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Successful completion of secondary school or acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience.

Degree equivalency

Experience working with or for Aboriginal communities or organizations and/or Aboriginal Elders

Experience using a computer (i.e. programs such as Microsoft Word, Outlook and/or Excel).

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience with Aboriginal teachings and values.
Experience working with Aboriginal people in conflict with the law.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of the realities of First Nations, Inuit or Métis people in Canada

Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Demonstrating integrity and respect

Ability to plan and execute activities.

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Degree or diploma from a recognized post-secondary institution

Degree equivalency

Knowledge of interviewing and counselling techniques.

Ability to speak a traditional Aboriginal language.

Ability to plan and execute Aboriginal cultural events such as traditional and/or spiritual ceremonies, social activities and programs.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity group: Aboriginal persons

Information on employment equity

Compliance with Memorandum of Understanding/Agreements with Healing Lodges (particularly, members of First nations bands specified in the Memorandum of Understanding/agreements).

Variable Work Hours may be required.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Note for applicants who self-declare as Aboriginal:
An Aboriginal person is a North American Indian or a member of a First Nation, Métis or Inuit. North American Indians or members of a First Nation include treaty, status or registered Indians, as well as non-status and non-registered Indians. Please note that you will be required to complete the Affirmation of Aboriginal Affiliation Form (AAAF) .

Candidates who are unable to apply on-line can send their application by fax to (613) 992-7716 or email to Please ensure to clearly quote reference/selection number and attach a completed and signed copy of the AAAF.

We strongly encourage you to submit your application on-line to take advantage of the many benefits in using this electronic recruitment system. Some of these benefits are that:
You can create an applicant profile and a résumé that can be used when applying for other selection processes without having to recreate a new application each time.
You can modify your application/résumé anytime BEFORE the closing date indicated on the job advertisement. You can verify the status of your application at any time.
Persons with a disability preventing them from applying on-line should contact us at 1-800-645-5605.

Applicants are entitled to participate in the selection process in the official language of their choice. Please indicate your preferred official language in your application.

A random or top-down selection may be used at any stage of the process.

You will be required to provide proof of your educational credentials.

All information pertaining to this selection process will be sent by e-mail and/or will be indicated in your Public Service Resourcing System (PSRS) account. It is therefore your responsibility to verify your e-mail account and your PSRS account for new communication regarding this selection process on a regular basis and to advise of any change of address, phone number and/or email address. Applicants must provide a valid email address and ensure that it is always functional. Applicants must also ensure that their system accepts emails from unknown users (some email systems block these types of emails).Responses provided after the indicated deadline may not be accepted.

Applicants are responsible for travel expenses related to this selection process.


Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information


Employment Opportunity: Park Interpreter

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, in partnership with the Fort Carlton Provincial Park, is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to serve a term position as Park Interpreter at the Fort Carlton Provincial Park.

Responsible to: Park Manager, Fort Carlton Provincial Park

Responsive to: Community Development Officer, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

Summary: The Park Interpreter will have direct involvement in the development and delivery of engaging, informative and interactive nature and recreation programs that make visitors aware of our province’s unique biological and cultural diversity.


  • Facilitating curriculum based school programs, leading nature hikes, cultural interpretation, organizing special events.
  • Hosting guest presenters and guiding resourced based recreation activities such as canoeing and camping skills and operate a windows based computer to create seasonal reports.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of Saskatchewan’s natural environment, cultural heritage specific to the Willow Cree of the local territory, outdoor skills, use of social media and basic computer skills. Knowledge, training, and experience in canoe instruction is considered an asset for this role. Successful candidates will have experience and ability to develop and present public programs, work alone with minimal supervision, exhibit sound judgment when dealing with the public, work in all types of weather conditions, lead school based education programs and safely lead outdoor excursions.

Core Competencies:

  • Weekend and evening work is required.
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
  • A clear Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check are required.

Working Conditions::

  • Light housekeeping activities such as sweeping, mopping and wiping of facilities;
  • Picking up litter and debris;
  • Lifting and moving program materials weighing up to 10 Kg;
  • Working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Hiking and walking a minimum of 5 km while carrying a pack weighing up to 10 Kg;
  • Clearing and maintaining trails using hand tools;
  • Loading and unloading canoes/kayaks onto and off a trailer;
  • Paddling a canoe/kayak on a lake for a minimum of 5 km in a variety of weather conditions

Deadline to Apply: May 8, 2019, Noon. (No exceptions)


MAIL: Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
ATTN: Jaye Cameron, CEO
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK S0K 1J0
Fax: (306) 467-4404
Or drop off at the Band Office in a sealed envelope.


Employment Opportunity: Instruction/Student Support Coordinator

Title: Instruction/Student Support Coordinator

Responsible to: Principal(s), Constable Robin Cameron Education Complex
Chief Beardy Memorial Elementary School

Summary: The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation is seeking a professional who can demonstrate school services that include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Information Technology (Data Collection)
  • Communications
  • Evaluation of Instructional Staff

Required knowledge, education, qualifications, and experience:

  • Masters of Education degree (or equivalent) from an institution recognized by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
  • Saskatchewan Professional A Teaching Certificate
  • Minimum 7 years successful teaching experience including progressive experience at the administrator level
  • Minimum 3 years direct supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Saskatchewan curriculum and Ministry of Education initiatives
  • Knowledge of best practices in Educational leadership

Deadline to apply: March 15, 2019.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and current resume with 3 professional references to:

Candace Scott, Director of Education
PO Box 779
Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0
Fax: 306-467-4407


New investments for Indigenous tourism, training and business development in Saskatchewan

For Immediate Release

October 30, 2018

New investments for Indigenous tourism, training and business development in Saskatchewan

Whitecap Dakota Nation, Treaty 4 Territory- Indigenous tourism and business development present significant growth opportunities for the Canadian economy. In all sectors, increasing the participation of Indigenous business leads to better outcomes for all Canadians.

Today, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, announced investments totalling over $1.5 million from Western Economic Diversification Canada for four Indigenous projects.

The following four projects supported include:

  • $600,000 to enable Whitecap Dakota First Nation, in partnership with Wanuskewin Heritage Park, and Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, to develop an Indigenous tourism corridor along the South Saskatchewan River near Saskatoon.
  • $80,825 for Meadow Lake Tribal Council Program services to develop the Indigenous tourism industry in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.
  • $315,000 for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) to establish an Indigenous Practical Nursing education program.
  • $550,000 to enable the Pinehouse Business North Development to purchase heavy equipment to strengthen construction company operations.

The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, and is expected to create over 60 middle-class jobs for Canadians.

“Canada’s Indigenous communities are a rich and vitally important part of our country’s cultural fabric. The Government of Canada is proud to partner with Indigenous communities and institutions to create new economic opportunities. Investing in these initiatives will showcase First Nations culture and history, support good jobs, and contribute to a stronger economy for all.”

  • The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie

“The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation, as a partner of the Indigenous Tourism Corridor project, welcomes the announcement from the Government of Canada to support this important community building and economic development initiative. We will share our culture, we will share the hospitality of our people and our community, and we will work to build a world-class, tourism-based economy that will create good, sustainable jobs and see tangible efforts toward reconciliation and understanding of our shared history.”

  • Councillor Kevin Seesequasis, Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation

“This tourism partnership with Wanuskewin and Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation will provide more Indigenous experiences to the guests of our Dakota Dunes Resort and speed the process of becoming export ready for the international market place.”

  • Chief Darcy Bear, Whitecap Dakota First Nation

“Wanuskewin is thrilled to partner with Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation to create an Indigenous tourism framework in Treaty 6 Territory. By working together, we’re able to enrich the tourism experience for visitors, while offering more robust training opportunities for tourism professionals in the region.  As we aim for UNESCO World Heritage designation, partnerships like this are critical to further developing and sharing the stories of Wanuskewin as a gathering place for all nations.”

  • Candace Wasacase-Lafferty, Chair, Wanuskewin Heritage Park Board of Directors

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For more information, please contact:

Chief & Council Communications
306-467-4523  |


Employment Opportunity: Interim Director – Public Works & Housing

Title: Interim Director – Public Works & Housing

Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer

Responsive to: Councillor i/c Public Works & Housing

Summary: The Interim Director – Public Works & Housing is a term position for three months with possibility of extension.

The Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation requires a superior candidate to serve as “Interim Director – Public Works & Housing”.

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the “Interim Director – Public Works & Housing” is the administrative head of the Department of Public Works & Housing with the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation.

The Interim Director – Public Works & Housing works full-time and has proven experience in managing all activities related to Public Works & Housing.

Core Competencies:

  1. Manage the day-to-day operations of the Department of Public Works & Housing including people, material, equipment, finances, information and reports.
  2. Direct personnel and resources to effectively deliver services and programs to members of the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
  3. Ensure the efficient and effective delivery of Public Works goods and services.
  4. Demonstrate an exceptional ability in adhering to funding-source application (grant writing) and reporting guidelines; and
  5. Demonstrate an exceptional ability in time, resource, and personnel management.


  • Experience with Public Works, Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation, Band Based Capital considered an asset;
  • Business Administration and/or Urban Planning Post-Secondary education;
  • Excellent computer sills (Microsoft Office, Internet, email, etc.);
  • Superior communication, organization, and project management skills;
  • Awareness of First Nation values, culture and traditions;
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle; and
  • Must be able to provide a CPIC upon successful selection.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references to:

Jaye Cameron, Chief Executive Officer
RE: Interim Director – Pubic Works & Housing
Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation
PO Box 340
Duck Lake, SK  S0K 1J0

Applications can also be dropped off with our receptionist in-person at the Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Band Office.

Closing date for submissions is 12:00pm (noon) October 17, 2018.

*We thank all those who are interested.

*Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.