Employer: Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation Position: Residential School Research Community Coordinator (Contract Position)
Deadline: June 10, 2024 Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range: Based on Qualifications Ref #: NCN-2024-05-01


Indian Residential School Research Community Coordinator (Contract Position), Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation is seeking a highly skilled and compassionate individual to oversee a unique multi-faceted Research Project relating to Indian Residential Schools.


Create a work plan and scopes of work that addresses:

  • Interviewing former student of Residential Schools and includes support for emotional, spiritual, and mental health.
  • Assist Project Manager with Researching the Archives and Records: Provincial and National archives; Archives of the United Church of Canada and the Roman Catholic Church and other archival records branches relating to the former residential schools.
  • Audio Recording and transcribing.
  • Co-ordination of community Elders and ceremonies related to the project.
  • Coordinating community engagement sessions with various Residential school investigation teams.
  • Support access for Residential School survivors and their families to their records in a safe, respectful and trauma informed manner.



  • Degree in Humanities History, Anthropology, or equivalent.
  • Ability to maintain positive professional boundaries without imposing personal judgements and expectations on community members.
  • Knowledge of the history of the residential school system and impact on our community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interviewing knowledge for statements of survivors.
  • Must be fluent in Cree.
  • Demonstrated time management skills.
  • High level of integrity and work ethic
  • Clean criminal record check.
  • Valid Drivers License.


To apply now send cover letter and resume Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable sector to:
Lorna Hart
Human Resources Director
Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation
Phone: (204) 484-2604
We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.