Employment Opportunity: Sagkeeng Youth Research Assistant


Southern Chiefs’ Organization

Employment Opportunity



The Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) will be hiring one (1) First Nations youth from Sagkeeng Anicinaabe Nation (aged 18-29) on a short-term contract to be a Youth Research Assistant for the Two Path Management project.

The Two Path Management is a research project co-led by the Southern Chiefs Organization, the Grand Council Treaty #3, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) that explores how to create an equal space for both Traditional Knowledge and Western Science in watershed management planning. Watersheds are defined as an area of land where all the surface water drains into the same place, whether it’s a creek, a stream, a river or an ocean.

SCO is looking for an outgoing and energetic youth that has strong communication skills and can commit to completing their project tasks within the time given. Successful candidates will be able and willing to travel within Sagkeeng or communicate virtually to conduct interviews and have strong organizational skills when it comes to documenting work, and time management skills to fulfill their work plan.

Start Date: November 2nd, 2020

End Date: December 18th, 2020

Honorarium: $1000.00

  • Paid in two equal installments
  • $500 at the start of the position, $500 upon successful completion of project deliverables
  • SCO will cover any additional costs related to travel as per the travel policy
  • Expected weekly commitment: 5 hours


  • Manitoba Secondary School Diploma completed (Grade 12)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct 5 interviews in Sagkeeng Anicinaabe Nation with local leadership, Elders, and knowledge keepers about watershed management and how Traditional Knowledge should be included
  • Arrange and coordinate interviews for in person, or online communication via a digital platform that can record
  • Record interviews with audio and/or video
  • Transcribe interview audio into text document
  • Communicate with project team and Sagkeeng leadership about the project
  • Dissemination and summary of the information used with each participating member
  • Review and handle interview consent forms
  • Travel will be required, if safe and adhering to COVID-19 protocols
  • Report to project supervisor


  • Must be between the ages of 18-29
  • Knowledge and awareness of First Nation histories and cultural practices, customs, and traditions
  • Driver’s license
  • Access to a car, if needed for interviews
  • Ability to travel, pending Covid-19 protocols
  • Access to internet to communicate, receive and submit documents
  • Organized approach to data collection
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work well with others



Please submit cover letter, resume, and two work related references to:

Southern Chiefs’ Organization
1572 Dublin Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3E 0L4
Fax: (204) 946-1871

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected will be contacted for further consideration. Preference will be given to qualified First Nation candidates.