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Big Grassy First Nation
invites applications for

Under the supervision of the Director of Nanaadawewinan, the Cultural
Coordinator will work within a culturally competent system of care and
as such will acknowledge and incorporate, at all levels, the importance
of culture, the expansion of cultural knowledge, and the overall vision
of Weechi-It-Te-Win Family Services.
The Cultural Coordinator acts as a primary cultural resource to
Weechi-it-te-win and the Ganawendaasowin Family Healing Program.
The Cultural Coordinator is responsible for the care of the sacred items
carried by Weechi-it-te-win Family Services. The Cultural Coordinator
is the primary contact person for the WFS Elders Council and is
responsible for coordination of council meetings and implementation of
decisions made by the elders.
Additionally, the Cultural Coordinator is the primary cultural resource
for the Ganawendaasowin Family Healing Program. The Cultural
Coordinator provides and coordinates all land-based programs,
cultural teachings, and ceremonies for the families that participate in
the program.
The Cultural Coordinator will support the enhancement of positive
and strong cultural identity of the agency, its workers, and clientele
we serve by regularly-scheduled cultural events. This is done to
facilitate preservation and promotion of traditional practices within
member First Nations.
The Cultural Coordinator will be of Anishinaabe decent with
demonstrated knowledge, understanding of, and personal
commitment to the Anishinaabe way of life. Additionally, the Cultural
Coordinator will have the commitment and ability to guide and support
other aboriginal people in their desires and efforts to embrace
Anishinaabe values and traditions.
The role of the Cultural Coordinator is based on establishing a trusting
relationship with families and individuals in order to help and support
them and as such will not undertake protection responsibilities within
the team.
This is a contract term position
Primary Qualifications:

  • A knowledge holder with an appreciation of Anishinaabe cultural

beliefs, values, norms, ceremony, teachings and a commitment to
continued learning and participation;

  • Anishinaabe person with demonstrated knowledge and

understanding of, and personal commitment to, the Anishinaabe
Ceremonial Ways of Life;

  • Must be fluent in the English and Ojibwe languages and possess

an ability to communicate with diverse cultural and educational

  • Personal knowledge of basic teachings in the care of a traditional

drum, pipe and sacred eagle staff;

  • Must possess demonstrated planning, organizational and liaison

skills and be willing to demonstrate accountability to WFS policies,
procedures and relevant legislation;

  • Must pass a criminal reference check and/or vulnerable sector screen;
  • Must be alcohol and drug free, living a “good life” for a period of at

least two years;

  • Ability to travel to the area First Nations and work flexible hours as

required and requested;

  • Valid Ontario drivers license, and use of own vehicle for travel purposes;
  • Abides by the terms and conditions of the Nanadamoowin Policy;
  • The Cultural Coordinator will be required to complete training

from Weechi-it-te-win Family Services prior to commencement
of employment.
This position is full time with a 3-month probationary period.
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application Deadline is Friday, July 19th 2019, 12:00 noon.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Please send resume along with three work related references to:
Paul Duguay – Human Resource Officer
Big Grassy River First Nation
P.O. Box 414
Morson, Ontario P0W 1J0
Fax: 807-488-5533
or drop off at:
Big Grassy Band Office
410 Anishinabe Way
Big Grassy River First Nation
Preferred: Email:
Please note: Applications will be shortlisted in accordance with
qualifications and only those applicants granted an interview will be