Indigenous Led Area-Based Conservation (ILABC) Project Lead Coordinator

Closing on: Apr 9, 2024
Department: Economic Development
Job Type: Full Time Term
Location: MLTC Head Office

Indigenous Led Area-Based Conservation (ILABC) Project

Lead Coordinator

 Employment Opportunity


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 qualified First Nations applicants or other Indigenous applicants who self-declare as being a First Nations person or of other Indigenous ancestry.


The Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) has secured federal funding for the implementation of the “Indigenous-Led Area-Based Conservation Project (ILACP)” spanning the three-year period from 2023/24 to 2025/26. This is a full time, two-year term position which is renewable/extended with successful completion of year 1 and year 2 and pending funding arrangements.

This initiative will be conducted within the territories of the MLTC Nations, encompassing regions belonging to both Cree and Dene. The primary objective of the project is to safeguard the cultural and ecosystem values associated with the lands and resources historically utilized by these First Nations, asserting their rights over these territories.


Duties (include but not limited to):

  • To support the successful implementation of the project.
    • Lead and support the ILABC Project and supervise 2 Community Coordinators
    • Act as a guide/advisor to the ILABC Team on all matters relating to assigned areas of responsibility.
    • Liaise & collaborate with bands/councils and leadership & schools/governing bodies to facilitate meetings.
  • Participate in safety training related to camp operations.
  • Actively contribute/take part in cultural science camps, including the creation of tipis, setting up tents, hauling food, keeping records of meetings and expenses associated with camps and perform related activities such as ice fishing, handling, assist in navigation for groups working for the program with moose tracking or similar activities.
  • Assist in translating documents from English to Cree/Dene and participate in online posting/archiving activities concerning documents/information generated through the programs.
  • Other duties assigned





  • One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience and supervisory skills, preferably in a First Nation organization.
  • Community connections with their respective nations, a familiarity with band governance structures, and a willingness to participate in land-based activities under challenging weather and road conditions.


  • Post secondary certificate or degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Three (3) or more years work experience in an area related to First Nation governance, administration, and/or communications.


  • Experience or training in a renewable or community energy related field is considered an asset.
  • Ability to handle/move equipment and experience with land-based activities such as setting up tipis and ice fishing, etc. would be advantageous.
  • Maintain effective communication through emails and phone calls with supervisors and MLTC/MLFNs.
  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as a team member
  • Proficient with computers, i.e., Data management software, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Be familiar with and understand First Nations barriers/issues/culture.
  • Willingness to travel extensively and possession of a valid driver’s licence.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who speak Cree and/or Dene.


Interested applicants are invited to submit: A letter of application, resume stating qualifications, related work experience, copies of credentials, current RCMP Security Clearance (Criminal Record Check inclusive of the Vulnerable Sector Check), copy of valid driver’s license, and three (3) recent professional supervisory references to:


Human Resource Department

8003 Flying Dust Reserve


Email: [email protected]

Phone: (306) 236-5654   Fax: (306) 236-3509


For more information, please contact Christine Derocher, Senior Director of Programs, at (306) 236-5654. Also, visit our website at


Deadline:   Tuesday, April 9, 2024


MLTC sincerely appreciates and thanks all individuals for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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