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Language & Cultural Liaison

  • Full Time
  • Kenora, ON
  • 2024-03-31

Website Grand Council Treaty #3


Position:  Language & Cultural Liaison
Category:  Full-time position
Location:  Kenora, ON
Closing Date:  Open until filled



The Grand Council Treaty #3 Kaakewaaseya Justice Services is seeking applications from individuals for the Language & Cultural Liasion. This role involves providing essential cultural supports, facilitating restorative connections, and providing crucial support services within the Kenora Justice Centre. This position serves as a bridge between Elders, Kenora Justice Centre participants, their families, in accessing services at the Kenora Justice Centre.



·       Provide interpretation services for Kenora Justice Centre participants, their families, and community members, including answering questions, assisting with written plans or applications, and bail planning.

·       Promote Anishinaabe culture, traditions, and values within the Justice Centre.

·       Identify Indigenous Elders in Kenora and surrounding communities with expertise suitable for culturally relevant teachings and knowledge sharing to enhance Kenora Justice Centre’s operations.

·       Attend all court proceedings at the Kenora Justice Centre as requested.

·       Willingness to learn common legal terminology and court proceedings.

·       Offer advice and guidance to the Kenora Justice Centre Crown and staff on case management approaches related to Indigenous community engagement, culturally relevant practices, and support.

·       Assist in organizing cultural events, workshops, and gatherings.

·       Coordinate Elders and provide on-site assistance, including transportation to the Kenora Justice Centre, as required.

·       Provide support during Diversion and Justice circles when needed.

·       Undertake other related duties as assigned.



The Language & Cultural Liaison should have some experience in fields of social work, mental health, law, or related area.

The following will be expected of a successful candidate:

Language competency in one of Ojibway or Oji-Cree
·       Working knowledge and understanding of local Indigenous cultures, histories, practices, and traditions.

·       Working knowledge of Indigenous services and resources available in the Kenora area.

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and groups.

·       Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with discretion.

·       Good organizational and time management skills, with the ability to handle multiple cases simultaneously.

·       Proficiency in relevant computer applications and technology.

·       Valid driver’s licence and reliable vehicle


Please send resume and cover letter including three (3) references to:

Attention: Human Resources Manager
Grand Council Treaty #3
P.O. Box 1720, Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X7


Competitive salary and benefits. We thank all those who apply.  Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  Submission of criminal record check required prior to offer of employment.

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