Indigenous Language Lead


NNEC is non-profit educational organization. Under the direction of the Sioux Lookout District Chiefs, NNEC delivers secondary and post-secondary education programs and services for First Nations people. NNEC operates Pelican Falls First Nations High School and Centre, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, Wahsa Distance Education Centre, a Post-Secondary Education Program and has offices in Lac Seul (head office), Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay. NNEC welcome applications for the following positions;

1.0 Indigenous Language Lead for Pelican Falls First Nations High School, Sioux Lookout, ON
1.0 Indigenous Language Lead for Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, Thunder Bay, ON


The Indigenous Language Lead contributes to the revitalization of Indigenous language(s) and addresses the need to support students from 24-First Nations communities that are required to attend Pelican Falls First Nations High School in Sioux Lookout, or Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay to complete their secondary school education. The Indigenous Language Lead must be a self-motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communications skills; The Indigenous Language Lead will;

• Translate documents containing valuable information about school programming and services, student behavior and well-being, academic successes and challenges, etc. for students, parents and community members;
• Help to translate during trips to remote Northern communities to foster greater communication between NNEC staff and community members, particularly Elders;
• Will act as a Teacher’s Assistant during Indigenous language classes;
• Develop new tools, techniques, and resources to support language revitalization throughout NNEC programming;
• Develop or deliver teacher-training programs and identify professional development opportunities for NNEC staff;
• Collect/analyze data identifying the strengths and challenges facing the program

This position is under the general direction of the NNEC Management

• Native Language Instructors Program Diploma
• Experience teaching First Nation students an asset
• Possess excellent writing skills in Syllabics
• Possess a thorough understanding of Indigenous history and culture
• Computer literacy
• Ability to speak a District First Nations language
• Must be willing to travel and work flexible hours

1.0 Sioux Lookout Ontario
1.0 Thunder Bay Ontario


Only those selected for an interview will be contacted
NNEC requires Criminal Background and Vulnerable Person Check from those offered positions

Submit your resume, covering letter and written permission for NNEC to contact three employment references to Personnel Officer at NNEC by fax : (807) 582-3865; Via mail: Box 1419, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, P8T 1B9 or email

For more information please contact; A.J. Haapa (Special Projects Coordinator) at 807-623-8914 Ext 3071 or by email

Job Location: 
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