Contract opportunity for Syilx Nation member
The Syilx Okanagan Nation, Secwépemc Nation, Ktunaxa Nation, Canada and British Columbia are working together in a landmark agreement to explore salmon reintroduction into the Canadian portion of the Columbia River. This is an Indigenous-led Initiative in unceded Indigenous territories. Reintroducing salmon concerns Indigenous rights and responsibility. The long-term aim of Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative (CRSRI) is to return fish stocks for Indigenous food, social and ceremonial needs, and to benefit the region’s residents and ecosystems as a whole. See more information about this Initiative at ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca
As a Bringing the Salmon Home Outreach & Engagement Organizer, you are employed by CRSRI as a member of The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative community engagement team, which includes members of the Syilx Okanagan, Secwépemc and Ktunaxa Nations. Your responsibilities include working with Syilx Nation members, the CRSRI partners, and local communities, to raise awareness of and encourage engagement in this Initiative. This includes collaboratively planning and delivering Nation-centred communications and various CRSRI outreach activities and events.
This role requires a highly organized and self-directed person with great people skills and community facilitation, communications and event organizing experience. You must be a Syilx Okanagan Nation member and be familiar with Nation culture and practices. Some skills training may be provided to support this work, as resources allow. You must have computer and internet access, and a Class 5 Driver’s License and reliable access to a vehicle for events and outreach (mileage will be reimbursed). Additional administrative support will be provided by the CRSRI Secretariat and your Nation.
Contract to March 31, 2022. Start date is as soon as possible. Excellent compensation offered. *Possibility of contract extension as resources allow.
APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 TO
Please send a current resume including references, and a covering letter, by September 30, 2021 to Administrative Coordinator Carla Hunt at: admin@ColumbiaRiverSalmon.ca