Traditional Knowledge Facilitator

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Your Opportunity Our Community and Aboriginal Affairs group specializes in Indigenous engagement support, Indigenous traditional knowledge and land use studies, and the integration of traditional knowledge into environmental assessments across Canada. We have provided cultural resources planning, management, assessment and mitigation services to private sector resource developers, all levels of government, non-governmental groups, and Indigenous communities. We practice respectful collection and interpretation of information in collaboration with Indigenous groups.

The Traditional Knowledge Facilitator will be responsible for building the delivery of Aboriginal relations activities which include environmental assessment and permitting processes, traditional knowledge studies, report writing, and assisting in aboriginal consultation and engagement activities.
Your Key Responsibilities

  • Building internal Aboriginal relations capacity within Stantec, including providing guidance, support and mentoring to junior staff
  • Helping to enhance relationships between clients and Indigenous communities
  • Conducting traditional knowledge and traditional land use studies, including interviews and field studies
  • Reporting, documentation and peer review
  • Contributing to assessments for regulatory applications
  • Completion of projects efficiently within allocated budgets and timelines
Your Capabilities and Credentials
  • Knowledge of Indigenous cultural, historical and political context in Canada
  • Understanding of Indigenous communities and the realities and issues that affect them
  • Outstanding interpersonal ability with diverse cultural groups
  • Excellent oral and demonstrated written communication skills
  • Must have a valid driver's license as travel may be required in this position as project needs dictate
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications
Education and Experience Bachelor's degree, or currently on track to complete a degree in a relevant discipline (Indigenous studies, anthropology, sociology, geography, archaeology and/or environmental sciences)
Industry-specific safety training certificates is an asset
Relevant consulting experience is an asset, particularly in community-based research

Combination of time spent in field and office environment with prolonged sitting and computer work. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

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