The Indigenous Environmental Lead will monitor project activities through an Indigenous-led land-based Environmental Monitoring program in a manner that respects inherent rights, treaties, land management systems and principles. The Indigenous Environmental Lead will, with assistance from land harvesters and elders: identify potential construction, and operation and maintenance risks to the natural environment, and cultural sites; identify and follow up on mitigation measures; and respond to environmental incidents. The Indigenous Environmental Lead will assist with monitoring the implementation of Wataynikaneyap’s Guiding Principles, Environmental Assessment commitments, and community protocols.
The successful candidate will be part of a team that integrates Indigenous knowledge with western approaches to maintain environmental protection. They will work with and assist communities in the development of a monitoring program that meets their expectations and protects their homelands. This position will appeal to individuals who have a passion for working outdoors and thrive in a community-based project environment. Work is performed in an office environment for planning and reporting on project activities, and with field work for data gathering, sampling and taking photographs of environmental features, to lead monitors, and to meet with communities.
Since Opiikapawiin Services is an organization that provides services in First Nations communities, the ideal applicant will possess a demonstrated knowledge of First Nations protocols, language, and culture.
Expected Start Date: July/August 2020
Location: 300 Anemki Place, Suite C, Fort William First Nation
Application Deadline: July 22, 2020.
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