Employment Opportunity



2 Term Positions: June 1 – August 30, 2023

Winnipeg or Thompson


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 dependent upon qualifications and experience

Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter, resume and two (2) references by

4:00 PM on May 19, 2023 to:

Shawna Flett at [email protected]


We thank all applicants, only those applicants considered for further review will be contacted.

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 the citizens of the 26 sovereign First nations we represent. The MKO First Nations are signatory to Treaties 4, 5, 6 and 10