KOSSS - Native Language Teachers

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Secondary Student Services is looking to fill two Positions. The Native Language Teachers for grades 9-12 will work out of Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay, Ontario and will commence in August 2018. The students will be coming from our First Nation communities of Fort Severn, Keewaywin, Deer Lake, North Spirit Lake, Poplar Hill, and McDowell Lake. 

Duties and Responsibilities include, but not limited to:  

  • Work on integrating culturally relevant and traditional knowledge within the main sites where most of our students attend school; 

  • Design culturally relevant lessons for varying subjects which address key concepts/themes from the Ontario curriculum; 

  • Gather culturally relevant resources to support lessons; 

  • Continue the development of high interest, culturally relevant kits that will support best practices within the KO Board Improvement Plan, such as assessment practices, teaching strategies; 

  • Work on uploading lessons on varying subjects, (to encourage the use of language software application); 

  • Implement a professional learning community model, to be delivered in-person sessions, by organizing professional development sessions on land-based curriculum approaches, assessment and the development of First Nations perspectives in the curriculum; 

  • Involve elders for guidance and direction 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

  • Develop story-book handouts with images, words, and phrases 

  • Develop a situational comedy video (Sitcom) 

  • Develop online language resources 

  • Create dictionary for students (dictionary for students & Webisodes for students) 

  • Provide a community wide promotional campaign in emphasizing the importance of language revitalization 

  • Work very collaboratively with the land based program and staff 

  • Organize youth ‘Language Camps’, ‘Language nests’ & one-on-one apprentices in class & on the land; and 

  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Degree/Diploma or training in Native Language (Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway) 

  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values 

  • Experience in utilization of traditional ecological knowledge or cultural knowledge in instruction 

  • Experience developing and delivering language instruction, specifically relating to land-based learning activities  

  • Creating, using and evaluating personalized teaching tools and techniques used in outdoor experiential education and cultural education activities 

  • Excellent leadership, management, motivation and problem-solving skills 

  • Ability to speak all of the local dialects is an asset  

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills 

  • Valid Class G Driver’s License and willing to obtain class “E” 

  • Must be willing to provide a police criminal background check 

  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively with others 

  • Ability to work independently  

  • Travel where needed, including the KO communities 

  • Strong communication skills with proficiency in developing written reports, documents, and delivery of oral presentations  

Salary will be based on a combination of qualifications and experience. 

Deadline for the above Position is: July 16, 2018 by 1:00 P.M. CST 

Please FAX or E-Mail Resumes to: 1-807-346-4330 or email to henryowusu@edu.knet.ca   


Monday, July 16, 2018 - 13:00