InterGroup seeking Coordinator


Michipicoten First Nation (MFN) has hired InterGroup Consultants Ltd. (InterGroup) to complete a traditional knowledge and land use study related to NextBridge’s East-West Tie Transmission Project. The study will include an interview program to understand resource use in proximity to the project, with a focus on the area from Anjigami near Wawa to Marathon. Interviews are expected to occur on the Gros Cap 29 reserve and in Wawa, White River, and Marathon, but may occur in other communities in the region. Interviews will be with resource users and/or knowledge holders who are willing to share information about past, current, and hoped for future use of the land and any impacts the proposed transmission line may have on existing and future use.

 

To help InterGroup complete the interviews, it is seeking a coordinator to help organize an interview program in the region. This is a short-term part-time opportunity with work expected to be completed over the course of approximately four weeks in March and April 2018 with more intensive effort required when InterGroup staff are traveling to complete interviews.

 

The community consultant should be a respected individual who has a good understanding of the community. They will be required to assist with several research-related tasks including:

  • Identification of appropriate traditional knowledge and land use interview respondents;
  • Coordination of a research schedule while InterGroup staff are traveling to complete interviews;
  • Assistance making arrangements for verification workshops (for example, securing space and refreshments); and
  • Other assistance to InterGroup researchers as required.

Where relevant, community consultants should also be able to provide translation services or locate a member who can should a respondent wish to speak Anishinaabemowin during interviews.

Training will be provided to successful candidates prior to the beginning of the interview program in their communities; further information on training to follow.

Payment is anticipated to be $200 per day with 10 days of effort spread out over a four-week period for both the interview program and verification workshops.