Director of Lands and Conservation

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn is seeking a individual to fill the position of Director of Lands and Conservation for the organization. The Director of lands and conservations position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

• Work with the Board of Directors, the Executive and the Executive Director to develop a strategic approach to the stewardship of lands for the Mi’gmaq People in New Brunswick;
• Work with negotiators and legal counsel, and participate and provide support as required to negotiations and consultations with the federal and provincial Crown regarding Lands, Conservation and Parks and Protected Areas;
• Direct and coordinate conservation work undertaken by Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn, including work related to Parks and Protected Areas;
• Conduct research on lands and conservation issues;
• Obtain data regarding Federal and Provincial Crown lands;
• Collaborate with the Director of Research and Indigenous Knowledge on issues related indigenous knowledge and land use;
• Integrating the Lands strategy with the Economic Strategy;
• Liaise with member communities and other organizations dealing with lands and conservation issues;
• Provide presentations to Chiefs and Councils, Elders and First Nation members on lands and conservation issues;
• Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the Executive and Executive Director or their designate on an ongoing basis and whenever else required;
• Other matters as may be directed by the organization.
The Candidates Shall:
• Have a good understanding of land and conservation, and specifically indigenous knowledge and land use;
• Have knowledge on Aboriginal and treaty rights issues as it relates to the Mi’gmaq people;
• Have experience with project management, budgeting and financial management;
• Have a good understanding and/or familiarity with the Mi’gmaq communities in New Brunswick;
• Be a self-starter and able to work alone with minimal supervision;
• Have excellent written, spoken and presentation skills;
• Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
• Be accessible by phone and email when required;
• Be willing to work flexible hours when and where needed;
• Be able to maintain expenditure controls;
• Possess a valid, non-restricted, non-probationary drivers’ licences, clean drivers’ abstracts and have access to a vehicle; and
• Be able to travel on short notice.

Asset Qualifications:
Technical Competencies:
The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:
• Experience in roles related to land and conservation, specifically in an indigenous context;
• A university or college degree in a relevant field or with an Aboriginal focus or relevant and practical experience supported by references;
• Excellent report writing and oral presentation skills;
• Effective experience in human resource management

Behavioural Competencies:
The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:
• Team building, management and cooperation;
• Organizational awareness;
• Report writing and public presentations;
• Results orientated; and
• Strategic thinking.

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick. Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq Fist Nation communities of New Brunswick.

SALARY: The position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send applications to Kara Martin via facsimile at (506) 627-4605 or via email kara@migmawel.org

Applications must be received by November 25, 2016, at 11:59pm.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.


Science Researcher

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn is seeking a person to work as Science Researcher for the Mi’gmag communities within New Brunswick. The Researcher’s position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

• Proposing research projects in relation to subject matters under negotiation with the federal and provincial Crown;
• Working with the Director of Research and Indigenous Knowledge and other Researchers;
• Research data analysis and policy analysis;
• Knowledge translation (especially cultural knowledge translation);
• Cross-cultural logic and Cross-cultural team work;
• Presentation of research findings and technical details related to negotiations interests papers, etc. at negotiations’ tables;
• Presentations to Chiefs and Councils, Elders and First Nation members on the same subjects;
• Coordination of Elders’ workshops and the Elders’ Advisory Council to MTI;
• Development of the MTI archives and library;
• Other matters as may be directed by the Chiefs or legal counsel.
• To provide support to Chiefs and Negotiators on Indigenous Knowledge and Research matters;
• Work with other MTI staff, consultants and advisors as required;
• Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the MTI Executive, legal counsel and Executive Director on a weekly basis and whenever else required;
• Ensure that MTI policies and procedures are followed; and
• Other matters as may be directed by the organization.
The Candidates Shall:
• Be self-starters and able to work alone with minimal supervision;
• Have excellent written, spoken and presentation skills;
• Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
• Report records of time and tasks accomplished on a weekly basis;
• Be accessible by phone and email when required;
• Be willing to work flexible hours when and where needed;
• Be able to maintain expenditure controls;
• Possess a valid, non-restricted, non-probationary drivers’ licences, clean drivers’ abstracts and have access to a vehicle; and
• Be able to travel on short notice.
Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:
• Knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and the legal requirements of Duty to Consult and Accommodate.
• Experience in strategic implementation of plans, policies and programs;
• Knowledge of Forestry and Natural Resources projects currently being undertaken or proposed for New Brunswick.
• A university or college degree in the natural sciences and demonstrated, relevant and practical experience supported by references.
Behavioural Competencies:
The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:
• Team building, management and cooperation;
• Organizational awareness;
• Report writing and public presentations;
• Results orientated; and
• Strategic thinking.
Technical Competencies:
The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:
• Extensive knowledge of primary and secondary research methodologies;
• The ability to function within both a “western science” and “Indigenous knowledge” context;
• Design and implementation of research projects;
• Excellent report writing and oral presentation of research projects;
• Effective supervision of researchers;
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick. Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick.

SALARY: The position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send application to Kara Martin via fax at (506) 627 4605 or email at kara@migmawel.org

Applications must be received by November 25, 2016, at 11:59pm. (AST). We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.


Indigenous Knowledge Researcher

Migmawe’l Tplu’taqnn is seeking a person to work as an Indigenous Knowledge Researcher for the Mi’gmag communities within New Brunswick. The Researcher’s position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

• Proposing research projects in relation to subject matters under negotiation with the federal and provincial Crown;
• Working with the Director and other Research Officers and Researchers;
• Conducting research and interviews with elders and other land users;
• Knowledge translation (especially cultural knowledge translation);
• Coordinating community sessions
• Presentation of research findings and technical details related to negotiations interests papers, etc. at negotiations’ tables;
• Presentations to Chiefs and Councils, Elders and First Nation members on the same subjects;
• To provide support to Chiefs and Negotiators on Indigenous Knowledge and Research matters;
• Work with other staff, consultants and advisors as required;
• Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the MTI Executive, legal counsel and Executive Director on a weekly basis and whenever else required;
• Ensure that policies and procedures, including the Indigenous Knowledge Study Guide are followed; and
• Other matters as may be directed by the organization.
The Candidates Shall:
• Be self-starters and able to work alone with minimal supervision;
• Have excellent written, spoken and presentation skills;
• Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Access, and Mapping using GIS and/or GPS Software;
• Report records of time and tasks accomplished on a weekly basis;
• Be accessible by phone and email when required;
• Be willing to work flexible hours when and where needed;
• Be able to maintain expenditure controls;
• Possess a valid, non-restricted, non-probationary drivers’ licenses, clean drivers’ abstracts and have access to a vehicle; and
• Be able to travel on short notice.
• Have experience working with First Nation or other Indigenous communities in Canada and knowledge of the collection and integration of Indigenous Knowledge.
Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:
• Knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and the legal requirements of Duty to Consult and Accommodate.
• Experience in strategic implementation of plans, policies and programs;
• Experience with Audio/video gear and filmmaking
• A university or college degree in the social sciences, environmental science, Indigenous studies, land use planning, archaeology, anthropology, biology/ecology and demonstrated, relevant and practical experience supported by references.
Behavioural Competencies:
The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:
• Team building, management and cooperation;
• Cross-cultural logic and teamwork
• Organizational awareness;
• Report writing and public presentations;
• Results orientated; and
• Strategic thinking.
Technical Competencies:
The successful candidate will possess the following technical competencies:
• Extensive knowledge of primary and secondary research methodologies;
• The ability to function within both a “western science” and “Indigenous knowledge” context;
• Design and implementation of research projects;
• Excellent report writing and oral presentation of research projects;
• Effective supervision of researchers;
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick. Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq Fist Nation communities of New Brunswick.

SALARY: the position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send application to Kara Martin via fax at (506) 627 4605 or email at kara@migmawel.org Applications must be received by November 25, 2016, 11:59pm.

We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.


Forestry and Natural Resources Coordinator

Migmawe’l Tplu’taqnn is seeking a person to work as Forestry and renewable Natural Resources Coordinator for the Mi’gmag communities within New Brunswick. The Coordinator’s position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

• Act as the primary point of contact for MTI for Crown and industry on Forestry and Natural Resources projects, activities and issues;
• Identify potential impacts of Forestry and renewable Natural Resources activities on Aboriginal and Treaty rights and Aboriginal Title of the Mi’gmaq and propose actions that will protect Aboriginal and Treaty Rights;
• To coordinate consultation and accommodation processes on Forestry and renewable Natural Resources issues with member communities;
• Organize community workshops and meetings on topics relating to Forestry and renewable Natural Resources;
• To manage and report on workplans;
• To train, support and direct community liaisons on Forestry and renewable Natural Resources issues;
• Research and prepare relevant documentation for workshops and meetings and for general distribution within communities;
• Meet routinely with Community Representatives on Forestry and renewable Natural Resources issues;
• Present information and updates to Chiefs through in-person meetings and weekly reports;
• Ability to obtain and present financial information and prepare budgetary information on a regular basis;
• Work with the MTI Indigenous Knowledge and Research staff and consultants on Indigenous Knowledge (TK) issues and scientific and technical matters;
• To provide support to Chiefs and Negotiators on Forestry and renewable Natural Resources matters;
• Work with other MTI staff, consultants and advisors as required;
• Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the MTI Executive, legal counsel and Executive Director on a weekly basis and whenever else required;
• Ensure that MTI policies and procedures are followed; and
• Other matters as may be directed by the organization.
The Candidates Shall:
• Be self-starters and able to work alone with minimal supervision;
• Have excellent written, spoken and presentation skills;
• Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
• Report records of time and tasks accomplished on a weekly basis;
• Be accessible by phone and email when required;
• Be willing to work flexible hours when and where needed;
• Be able to maintain expenditure controls;
• Possess a valid, non-restricted, non-probationary drivers’ licences, clean drivers’ abstracts and have access to a vehicle; and
• Be able to travel on short notice.
Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:
• Knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and the legal requirements of Duty to Consult and Accommodate.
• Experience in strategic implementation of plans, policies and programs;
• Knowledge of Forestry and renewable Natural Resources projects currently being undertaken or proposed for New Brunswick.
• A related university or college degree and demonstrated, relevant and practical experience supported by references.
Behavioural Competencies:
The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:
• Team building, management and cooperation;
• Organizational awareness;
• Report writing and public presentations;
• Results orientated; and
• Strategic thinking.
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick. Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick.

SALARY: The position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send application to Kara Martin via fax at (506) 627 4605 or email at kara@migmawel.org

Applications must be received by November 25, 2016, at 11:59pm. (AST). We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.


Energy and Mining Coordinator

Migmawe’l Tplu’taqnn is seeking a person to work as Energy and Mining Coordinator for the Mi’gmag communities within New Brunswick. The Coordinator’s position includes, but is not limited to, the following key job functions and responsibilities:

• Act as the primary point of contact for MTI for Crown and industry on energy and mining projects, activities and issues;
• Identify potential impacts of energy and mining activities on Aboriginal and Treaty rights and Aboriginal Title of the Mi’gmaq and propose actions that will protect Aboriginal and Treaty Rights;
• To coordinate consultation and accommodation processes on energy and mining issues with member communities;
• Organize community workshops on topics relating to energy and mining
• To manage and report on workplans;
• To train, support and direct community liaisons on energy and mining issues;
• Research and prepare relevant documentation for workshops and meetings and for general distribution within communities;
• Meet routinely with Community Representatives on energy and mining issues;
• Present information and updates to Chiefs through in-person meetings and written reports;
• Ability to obtain and present financial information and prepare budgetary information on a regular basis;
• Work with the MTI Indigenous Knowledge and Research staff and consultants on Indigenous Knowledge (TK) issues and scientific and technical matters;
• To provide support to Chiefs and Negotiators on Energy and Mining matters;
• Work with other MTI staff, consultants and advisors as required;
• Report to and take direction from the Chiefs through the MTI Executive, legal counsel and Executive Director on a weekly basis and whenever else required;
• Ensure that MTI policies and procedures are followed; and
• Other matters as may be directed by the organization.

The Candidates Shall:
• Be self-starters and able to work alone with minimal supervision;
• Have excellent written, spoken and presentation skills;
• Demonstrate adequate proficiency in computer skills, including computer applications such as Microsoft Office;
• Report records of time and tasks accomplished on a weekly basis;
• Be accessible by phone and email when required;
• Be willing to work flexible hours when and where needed;
• Be able to maintain expenditure controls;
• Possess a valid, non-restricted, non-probationary drivers’ licences, clean drivers’ abstracts and have access to a vehicle; and
• Be able to travel on short notice.
Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates that demonstrate:
• Knowledge of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and the legal requirements of Duty to Consult and Accommodate.
• Experience in strategic implementation of plans, policies and programs;
• Knowledge of energy and mining projects currently being undertaken or proposed for New Brunswick.
• A related university or college degree and demonstrated, relevant and practical experience supported by references.
Behavioural Competencies:
The successful candidates will possess the following behavioural competencies:
• Team building, management and cooperation;
• Organizational awareness;
• Report writing and public presentations;
• Results orientated; and
• Strategic thinking.

Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated is an organization dedicated to advancing the rights and interests of Mi’gmaq First Nations of New Brunswick. Candidates’ knowledge of the Mi’gmaq language, culture and the Mi’gmaq First Nation communities of New Brunswick will therefore be given the highest consideration. In addition, Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated may give preferential consideration to candidates who are members of one of the Mi’gmaq Fist Nation communities of New Brunswick.

SALARY: The position is dependent on confirmation of funding. Salary will be based on experience.

Subject to the response to this competition, education and experience requirements may increase.

Please send application to Kara Martin via fax at (506) 627 4605 or email at kara@migmawel.org

Applications must be received by November 25, 2016, at 11:59pm.
We thank all those who apply however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Candidates are responsible for the timely receipt of applications.