Brokenhead Ojibway Nation (BON) has secured funding from Manitoba Hydro to complete a Traditional Knowledge and Land Use (TKLU) Study to understand potential impacts to BON Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, including potential impacts to land use and occupancy of the Manitoba Minnesota Transmission Project. The MMTP Community Research Coordinator will work with the BON Lands Department staff and Shared Value Solutions (SVS) (consultant) to assist in the research; planning; elder & land user interviews and mapping coordination; organizing community meetings; attend meetings; compile project report and updates; and tasks related to transcripts and individual map biography. There will be a training component for the successful candidate in interview skills and introduction to mapping by Shared Value Solutions.


Contractor Duties and Responsibilities:


Main duties of the contract include but not limited to the following activities:


  • Under the direction and supervision BON Lands Resources Department
  • Maintaining communication with all project and community stakeholders
  • Identify knowledgeable community members to participate in project
  • Home visits to project participants
  • Assist in the of planning, organizing, facilitating and hosting of a 1 – week community session with SVS for interviews and mapping activities
  • Review and provide comments on project deliverables
  • Distribute materials and report to the community
  • Contribute other individual skills to the project – photography, artwork, writing, oral history and organize language translation support and interpretation for the project activities
  • Assist SVS in the coordination of material for the MMRP – TKLU final report; and
  • Other work-related activities to complete the project




Contractor Qualifications:


The following qualifications, skills and experience will be taken into consideration in awarding the contract:


  • Must have previous experience and/or working knowledge of the process of doing a Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Study;
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize activities and workload;
  • Must be highly motivated and ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Basic planning and organizational skills for the delivery of workshops and meetings;
  • Knowledge of BON cultural and traditional practices an asset;
  • Excellent time management skills to meet project deadlines;
  • Must be able to work on a flexible schedule to complete the project;
  • Must be able to start immediately; and
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License and dependable vehicle;


Project Timeline: January 13, 2020 – approximately June 31, 2020


Anticipated Project Days: Approximately 265 hours over the duration of the project time line (see above).


Interested individuals may submit and deliver a letter of interest and resume indicating your education, experience, skills and qualifications for the Traditional MMTP Community Research Coordinator contract to the BON Administration Office – Receptionist


Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.


Submit contract submission package to the attention of:

  1. Smith, Lands Manager