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Indigenous Language Education

Job Type

1 Full Time Contract Position




FT/PT Position: 1 Full-Time Contract Position Available

Location: Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, ON

Reports To: Education Administrator / Child Development Liaison

Closing Date: open until filled


Summary: The Indigenous Language Educator is to work in conjunction with the teachers to develop the applicable lesson plans and provide the instruction and enhancement of Anishinaabemowin and Anishinaabe culture and traditions to the students of Waabshki Pinesi School and the Early Years Centre.



  • Develop and implement specific language and cultural curriculum resources for delivery within the classroom.

  • Provide language and cultural support within the school and serve as a representative of the school community to promote Anishinaabemowin preservation outside of the school.

  • Develop and implement activities that will assist in the documentation of the level of fluency of students and other data gathering for the development of future language initiatives.

  • Assist students individually or in groups in completing lessons and routines.

  • Assist with supervision of students in the classrooms.

  • Monitor student progress and identify problematic areas, including preparing Report Cards as applicable.

  • Act as a liaison with parents/guardians, professional staff, and other agencies as required.

  • Encourage positive role model behaviour designed to instill pride, self-esteem, and cultural identity for students.

  • Work in conjunction with education staff to reinforce prepared Anishinaabemowin lessons/routines.

  • Attend the Early Years Centre once per week to deliver various types of cultural activities and language lessons.

  • Partake in effective communication with teachers and other educational staff to help address the needs of students.

  • Attend any required pre-employment training and ongoing training as requested by the Education Administrator / Child Development Liaison.

  • Attend staff meetings as required.

  • Other relevant job duties as assigned by the Education Administrator / Child Development Liaison.



  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma, and/or degree in Anishinaabemowin and/or Education an asset.

  • Certified by the Ontario College of Teachers an asset.

  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently.

  • Proficiency with computers and software applications, such as Microsoft Office.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Possess a strong knowledge of Aboriginal culture, traditions, and way of life, and be fluent in Anishinaabemowin.

  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict and be able to problem solve.

  • Willing and able to provide a current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check.

  • Must be reliable and punctual.

  • Must be able and willing to maintain confidentiality.

  • Ability to motivate and inspire children to be fluent Anishinaabemowin speakers.

  • Ability to cooperate with other staff members, parents, and community residents.

  • Demonstrates diligence, resourcefulness, and initiative.

  • Willing to submit to workplace drug testing.



Please submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 References (with permission to contact) to:


Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation Band Office

Attention: Human Resources

RR#1, Site 115, Box 300

Dryden, ON P8N 2Y4

T: (807) 938-6684     F: (807) 938-1166





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