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Position: Traditional Land Use Lead Department: Consultation

Traditional Land Use Lead - March 2024
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Under the direction of the Consultation Coordinator the Land Use Lead assists the Consultation office to work with Elders and community members to design and implement Traditional Ecological Knowledge & Traditional Use Studies related to projects.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• The planning and implementation of TLU and TEK studies.

• Design models for each specific TLU and TEK Study.

• Engaging and the inclusion of community members, including elders.

• Providing logistics for each study.

• Work as a liaison between the nation and contractors, pertaining to Consultation projects.

• Creating a timeline, work plan, and budget for each study.

• Contribute to the SCN knowledge base.

• Historical preservation of landscapes with cultural and historical significance.

• Recording the Oral Knowledge/Histories of SCN Elders and Members.

• Provide support and back up to other areas within the Consultation Team as required.

• Reporting to the Consultation Coordinator, Business Development Senior Manager, and Business Development Committee.

• Community Engagement sessions on consultation projects as needed.

• Educate and advise Industry and Government on Indigenous rights, lands, culture and interests.

• Perform a variety of administrative duties in support of the Consultation Office.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Represent SCN at external meetings, forums and workshops as assigned, or required in the performance of the Consultation Traditional Land Use Lead responsibilities,

• Perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with policies, standards, protocols and procedures of the SCN as directed,

• Contribute effectively as a team member to the overall plans and objectives of SCN,

• Participating in all applicable initiatives, workshops, conferences, and meetings,

• Perform other duties and responsibilities as necessary in the performance of the position, and as assigned by the Consultation Coordinator.

Knowledge and Abilities:

• Degree in an associated Social Science field (History, Anthropology, Sociology, Native Studies)

• Knowledgeable about Ethnographic Research methods.

• Knowledgeable about Community Based Research methods

• Knowledgeable about Archival research.

• Familiar with Mapping and GPS/GIS

• Must be able to work within an office space as well as in the fieldwork when needed

• Ability to take direction and work with no supervision.

• Awareness of Intellectual Property

• Awareness of negotiation and litigation with government and industry in relation to Treaty and Aboriginal Rights

• Community engagement facilitation skills (large groups, small groups, workshops, Indigenous Knowledge interviews)

• Ability to record accurate notes, and record keeping,

• Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong active listening skills,

• Proven planning, prioritizing, organizing and coordination skills,

• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain successful and effective relationships with a variety of internal and external contacts,

• Has an understanding of Samson Cree Nation culture, demonstrates cultural competency and sensitivity towards SCN cultural traditions with the ability to use sound judgment and diplomacy in high stress/conflict situations,

• Demonstrated adaptable skills with the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment,

• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment,

• Advanced computer skills and use of MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and statistics/data analysis software,

• Proven ability to maintain confidentiality at all times


· Bachelor’s Degree or Related Post-Secondary Diploma in Environmental Science, Business Administration, Communications or related field of study

· Clear Criminal Record Check

· Must Submit a Resume, copy of Class 5 Drivers License with application

· Ability to speak/and or understand the Cree language is considered an asset Certification in Project Management is considered an asset

· Must have own transportation and will be required to provide proof of registration and insurance for their vehicle

Education: Bachelor’s Degree OR Related Post-Secondary Diploma

Salary: Negotiable based on education, experience and skills

CLOSING DATE: March 27, 2024 @ 4:00 pm


***All applicants will be screened to be considered for this position ***

You must submit all necessary documents.

(Application, Cover Page, Resume, Certification/Licenses, Criminal Record Check, Driver’s License)

For applications and further information, please contact:

Samson Cree Nation Telephone: (780) 585- 3793

Personnel Department Extension: 107

Box 159 Fax: (780) 585-2088 Maskwacis, AB, T0C-1N0 Email:

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