Indigenous Language Lead

NNEC - Northern Nishnawbe Education Council
Thunder Bay Sioux Lookout, ON

NNEC is non-profit educational organization. Under
the direction of the Sioux Lookout District Chiefs,
NNEC delivers secondary and post-secondary
education programs and services for First Nations
people. NNEC operates Pelican Falls First Nations High School and
Centre, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, Wahsa Distance
Education Centre, a Post-Secondary Education Program and has
offices in Lac Seul (head office), Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay.
NNEC welcome applications for the following position;
1.0 Indigenous Language Lead for Dennis Franklin
Cromarty High School, Thunder Bay ON
1.0 Indigenous Language Lead for Pelican Falls
First Nations High School, Sioux Lookout, ON
The Indigenous Language Lead contributes to the revitalization of
Indigenous language(s) and addresses the need to support students
from 24-First Nations communities that are required to attend Pelican
Falls First Nations High School in Sioux Lookout, or Dennis Franklin
Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay to complete their secondary
school education. The Indigenous Language Lead must be a selfmotivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communications
skills; The Indigenous Language Lead will;
• Translate documents containing valuable information about school
programming and services, student behavior and well-being,
academic successes and challenges, etc. for students, parents and
community members;
• Help to translate during trips to remote Northern communities to
foster greater communication between NNEC staff and community
members, particularly Elders;
• Will act as a Teacher’s Assistant during Indigenous language classes;
• Develop new tools, techniques, and resources to support language
revitalization throughout NNEC programming;
• Develop or deliver teacher-training programs and identify professional
development opportunities for NNEC staff;
• Collect/analyze data identifying the strengths and challenges faced
the program.
This position is under the general direction of the NNEC Management
• Ontario Intermediate/Senior teacher Certificate of Qualifications
• Member of Ontario College of Teachers
• Native Language Instructors Program Diploma
• Experience teaching First Nation students an asset
• Possess a thorough understanding of Indigenous history and culture
• Computer literacy
• Ability to speak a District First Nations language
• Must be willing to travel and work flexible hours
LOCATION: Thunder Bay / Sioux Lookout, Ontario
CLOSING: Monday, June 18, 2018
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
NNEC requires Criminal Background and
Vulnerable Person Check from those offered positions.
Submit your resume, covering letter and written permission for NNEC
to contact three employment references to Personnel Officer at NNEC
by fax : (807) 582-3865;
Via mail: Box 1419, Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1B9
or email
For more information please contact:
A.J. Haapa (Special Projects Coordinator) at 807-623-8914 Ext 3071
or by email