2 Summer Student Full time term positions available in Winnipeg or Thompson

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Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) is hiring two (2) post-secondary students to support the MKO Path Forward for Investigations of Former Indian Residential School Sites Project (IRS Path Forward Project). The positions are open to First Nation post-secondary students residing in Winnipeg or Thompson, Manitoba. The ideal candidate will be a current and returning student with a post-secondary focus in Native Studies and/or comprehensive understanding of the Indian Residential School system in Canada. Summer students will report directly to the IRS Project Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Assist with research and prepare research briefs for IRS Path Forward Project team.
• Assist with meeting coordination and event planning.
• Assist with the facilitation of community and family engagements.
• Assist with drafting letters, reports, and workplans.
• Take notes and prepare minutes during meetings.
• Draft social media posts and website content.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience
• Current enrollment in university or college and returning in the fall.
• Enrolled in or pursuing a degree in Native Studies is an asset.
• Experience working with First Nation communities.
• Experience or understanding of Indian Residential School/Day Schools.
• Excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural skills to work in a First Nation environment.
• Experience with conducting desktop research using archival portals.
• Proficiency with computerized systems (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Canva).
• Flexibility to travel by air, road, boat to First Nations communities throughout Manitoba.
• Possess a valid Manitoba driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
• Preference will be given to First Nation applicants.

Salary is dependant upon qualifications and experience.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their cover letter identifying the position applying for and resume, along with 3 professional reference listings (include a most recent employer reference) by 4:00 p.m. on June 12, 2024 to: Human Resources at [email protected]

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Preference will be given to qualified First Nations applicants; applicants are encouraged to self-declare in their resume or cover letter. No phone calls will be accepted.

Incorporated in 1981 as the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO). MKO is a non-profit, political advocacy organization that provides a collective voice on issues of inherent, Treaty, Indigenous, and human rights for citizens of the 26 sovereign First Nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6, and 10.

Please visit our website at mkonation.com