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TRAINING OPPORTUNITY – Pictou Landing First Nation
Sheila was successful in securing funding from Heritage Canada and the National Indian Brotherhood to develop and deliver a Mi’kmaq language training project in our community.
The project will train a minimum of 4 people to become future language teachers in various roles in and for the community. There are three different component areas that will be looked at in this project:
- the Mi’kmaq language,
- creating and using teaching resources,
- cultural activities.
The program officially runs from September 16, 2019 to March 20, 2020. However, accepted trainees will be expected to also participate in the PLFN Mi’kmaw Language Cultural camp to be held in Debert on September 6 to 9, 2019. This is a pre-requisite to being officially accepted into the training project as a trainee. The project will be 30 hours per week.
A Training Allowance will be provided for each trainee. If you are a social client, please see the Social Administrator for any issues or questions you may have as how this will affect your social funding.
Trainee positions are for Pictou Landing First Nation members only. We are looking for people who have some Mi’kmaq language ability. *** If you are not a speaker, this is not a program for you. We are teaching people to be language teachers, not become language speakers. That will be the responsibility of these new teachers later on.
If you are interested in applying, fill out an application form. Forms will also be available at the front desk. Interviews will be held the week of August 26. Sheila will be going on vacation beginning Thursday, August 15 and returning Tuesday, August 20. If you have questions, she can be reached by email: email@example.com or FB: Sheila Cat. She, will bring her phone with her and check my messages/emails periodically.
Applications will be accepted until Thursday, August 22. Please bring them to the band Office or email them to me.
**** Please note – Sheila is not guaranteeing a teaching job with this project. It is to train community members to become teachers when the opportunities arise.
Pictou Landing First Nation – Education Department
Job Posting – Apaja’tuek Tli’sutimk Project Coordinator
The Pictou Landing Education Department is seeking resumes for the position of Project Coordinator under the Aboriginal Language Initiative Project, Apaja’tuek Tli’sutimk —a 28 week language project that includes language instruction, cultural facilitation and resource development for community members of the Pictou Landing First Nation. Under the direction of the Director of Education & the Language Planning Team, the Project Coordinator will support the project in all aspects to strengthen and maintain the Mi’kmaq language capacity, to coordinate program delivery, and to ensure that all administrative responsibilities are carried out.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- act as the contact for project operations under the direction of the Language Team
- consult with, direct, and support instructors, and learners as required
- assist in the development of programming, including assessment and evaluation
- work with Band Administration in maintaining financial records and ensure timely reporting
- assist with program evaluations
- ensure all guidelines for program delivery are maintained
- attend Team meetings regularly
- keep track of statistical information
- ensure completion and submission of monthly updates, Interim and Final Reports
- organize classroom programs Qualifications
- ** preference given to Pictou Landing Band Members
- must have some level of Mi’kmaq speaking ability (100% fluency is not required)
- post-secondary education or equivalent educational and work experience
- proven coordination, organizational, and administrative skills
- demonstration of strong interpersonal and team-work skills
- excellent oral and written communication skills
- an understanding of adult education principles
- sound computer skills an asset
- experience in project management Details
- starts August 26, 2019 to March 31, 2020
- salary $22/hour, 35 hours per week.
Interested persons should send their resume, along with a cover letter explaining why they are interested in this position, to:
Deadline for resumes is Monday, August 19, 2019 (1:30 p.m.)
Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview.