Land Claim Community Coordinator

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Open to students up to 30 years of age coming from post-secondary and returning in the fall.

Job title: Land Claim Community Coordinator
Department: Administration
Employment status: Contract – 16 Weeks (4 Positions)
Posting Date: April 16, 2024
Closing Date: April 29, 2024 @ 12:00pm

Job Description:

Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is not a signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850 and has filed a claim for Aboriginal title in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg first gave the Crown notice of its assertion of Aboriginal title in 1982. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg has been in negotiations with Canada and Ontario regarding its Aboriginal title claim since 2016.

As part of its Aboriginal title claim, Biigtigong is exploring opportunities for enhanced jurisdiction and management over its lands and resources including lands and waters, parks, fish and wildlife, mining, and forestry. Biigtigong is also exploring issues of self-government, identity and values, membership, language, culture, and worldview.

To support this work, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is seeking Community Coordinators to join its land claim team.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Open to on- and off-reserve Band Members, flexibility for in-person or remote work.
  • Open to ages 17 to 30, including those currently enrolled, having competed, or currently contemplating post-secondary education or training.
  • Varied, can be as little as 5 hours per week to a maximum of 35 hours per week, in May, June, July, August 2024.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Promote education and awareness of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg’s Aboriginal title history and land claim among Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Band Members.
  • Maintain communication and establish a working relationship with Biigtigong Nishnaabeg administration, community organizations, Band Members, youth and Elders.
  • Ensure that Band Members are well informed of all aspects of the Biigtigong Nishnaabeg land claim through promotional activities, encouraging feedback from members.
  • Support thematic engagement sessions on lands and waters, parks, fish and wildlife, mining and forestry, governance, identity and values, membership, finances and trusts, and other land claim issues as needed.
  • Leverage in-person interactions, surveys, contests, events, online and social media to encourage awareness, engagement and participation of Band Members in land claim activities.
  • Learn and utilize Nishnaabe traditions, identity, values, language, culture and worldview in community engagement sessions and activities.
  • Pursue professional development by attending relevant training workshops, meetings and mentoring sessions when required.

How to apply:

Please forward a cover letter, resume and three professional references by email to


Angela Boudreau – Director of Finance and Administration Biigtigong Nishnaabeg, P.O. Box 193, Heron Bay, Ontario P0T 1R0

Incomplete applications WILL NOT be considered & WILL automatically be screened out