Dene Language Revitalization Consultant
Maternity Leave Position – (Jan 5, 2023 – June 29, 2023)
MLTC was created by nine First Nations located in north-west Saskatchewan who have constitutionally recognized aboriginal rights and Treaty Rights under Treaties #6, #8 and #10. The primary purpose of MLTC is to serve those First Nations in their aspirations for cultural, economic and political autonomy. As a private sector employer engaged primarily in promoting and serving the interests of the member First Nations, MLTC asserts its right to provide preferential treatment to First Nations people, giving them priority in decisions on employment matters such as hiring, and this can extend to measures such as opening competitions only to First Nations people.
This competition is open to all applicants; and
Preference will be given to First Nation or other Indigenous applicants who possess the qualifications, knowledge and skills to meet the minimum suitability requirements as stated for the position
The Dene Language Revitalization Consultant will implement and support the Land, Language, Relationships and Culture foundations within the position which includes but is not limited to: work plans, projects, initiatives, resources, planning, collaborations, etc. The Dene Language Revitalization Consultant will report directly to the Superintendent of Education and will work with our nine (9) member First Nations in the First Language foci. This individual will coordinate different activities in each community dependent on their level of language loss and assist these communities in determining where they are in the language loss-revitalization continuum. Create and support language specific resource development in alignment with land, language, relationship & culture (LLRC) initiatives and Early Years initiatives.
Specific Roles & Responsibilities:
– Coach, model and demonstrate best classroom practices for language revitalization.
– Demonstrating in classrooms with language instructors/classroom teachers to demonstrate recommended second language teaching methods (ASLA, TPR, etc) and assisting with implementation.
– Support technological and innovative methods in language revitalization:
* Assisting language instructors with development and implementation of Dene courses.
* Working with School-Based Administrators and community representatives (Elders, Knowledge and Language Keepers) to assist with developing a larger community-based approach to language revitalization.
– Promoting First Nations language integration in all classrooms and all subjects
– Promote the LLRC curriculum and Core Language curriculum.
– Ensuring regular communication with Meadow Lake First Nation school administration and staff.
– Support schools for language immersion.
– Support Treaty Education initiatives.
– Support Land-based Education initiatives.
– Assisting with the development and implementation of MLTC Office of Education programs and initiatives as requested by the Senior Director of Education or designate.
– Assist with MLTC Office of Education initiatives and other duties as assigned.
Required Education, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:
– A Bachelor’s Degree in Education; a Master’s Degree or commitment to begin studies in a field appropriate to LLRC initiatives.
– Saskatchewan Professional A Teachers’ Certification or the ability to obtain such standing; and a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience.
– Experience in working with First Nations’ Schools & Communities.
– Willing to travel to the First Nation Communities; work within a team setting and independently.
– Knowledge and/or willingness to obtain training to support MLTC’s initiatives including, but not limited to:
o Must be fluent in the Dene language(s) and have experience in working with First Nations’ Schools & Communities.
o Support land-based education in connection to language revitalization
o Awareness of cultural protocols of Cree and Dene First Nations
o Awareness of protocols working with Elders from different First Nations
Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application; resume stating qualifications and employment history; copies of credentials; current RCMP Security Clearance/Vulnerable Sector Check; a copy of valid driver’s license; and a list of three (3) current professional supervisory references to:
Human Resources Department
8003 Flying Dust First Nation
MEADOW LAKE, SK S9X 1T8
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (306) 236-5654 Fax: (306) 236-6301
For more information, please contact Patricia St.Denis, Sr. Director of Education @ 306-236-5654 or visit the MLTC website at www.mltc.net.
Deadline for applications: Friday, December 2nd, 2022.
MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications,
however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.