Anishinabek News

Indigenous Guardian




Hunter’s Point, P. O. Box 998

Temiscaming, Quebec

J0Z 3R0

Tel: 819-627-3628   Fax: 819-627-1109  



                                                  Wolf Lake First Nation Job Posting

DEPARTMENT:                       Lands and Resources

POSITION:                              Indigenous Guardian

Position Objective:
Wolf Lake First Nation is a participant in the First Nations Guardians Initiative as part of a National Indigenous Leadership Initiative.  WLFN commits to work towards guarding our culture and exercising our cultural responsibilities through the stewardship initiatives on our traditional lands and waters. The Indigenous Guardian positions plays an important role in asserting our rights and title, will monitor the freshwater, territorial and cultural resources within the WLFN traditional territory and the impacts of resource development.

Responsibilities and duties:

Conduct site visits throughout WLMN traditional territory; develop baseline data for Hunter’s Point area
Review existing land use and occupancy data.
Document cultural sites and monitor impacts.
Engage with WLFN membership, and the community, to establish a working team and partners.
Collect and record data, as required, create sampling program and voucher specimen collection.
Develop inherent responsibility protocol.
Work with WLFN membership to engage Elders and youth
Educate WLFN members about Indigenous Guardian activities.
Coordinate community follow up meetings for input and direction.
Provide information workshops on traditional ecological knowledge, medicinal plants, endangered species, and findings on moose in our territory.

Qualifications Knowledge and Experience

Strong knowledge of WLFN traditional territory and values
Demonstrated boating, ATV, and snowmobiling experience
Familiar with technology – GPS, radios, sat phones, etc.
Mechanically inclined with in-board and out-board motor experience
Knowledge of local freshwater bodies, and terrain
Proficient computer skills, including Word, Excel, email

Personal Suitability

Strong communication skills and be able to interact with others in a polite and positive manner
Confident, comfortable, and capable of being out on the land in a safe manner
Dependable, motivated and demonstrates a strong work ethic
Organized and detail oriented
Shows initiative and is a team player
Demonstrates a strong commitment to the WLFN Indigenous Guardian program vision
Demonstrates a strong commitment to protecting the health of WLFN territory and culture
Ability to work irregular work hours, including some weekends and overnight trips


Commensurate to experience & determined upon hiring

Certificate/Training Requirements

Valid driver’s license
Criminal record check
Drone experience and training would be an asset
Wilderness First Aid
Boating licence
Deadline for application:
Friday, June 16, 2023 at Noon

If you are Interested, send your resume, and a cover letter indicating your suitability for the opportunity.


Martha Polson, Band Manager

Wolf Lake First Nation

5 Riordon Ave, Temiscaming QC J0Z3R0

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