INDIGENOUS CULTURE & HERITAGE RESEARCHER
MIRAMICHI LINKAGES PROJECT
The Miramichi Linkages are an amalgamation of cultural identities that helped form our area, what is now called the Greater Miramichi Area. Although Miramichi’s heritage is rich, robust, and multicultural, it is a resource that is consistently underappreciated and unexplored. Yet, how much more undervalued are the linkages between our history and the wider world? We have set out to search for the local people and events, from the past to present day, that made a connection with the rest of the world. Our linkage stories have travelled abroad and back, and we would like to showcase how they were formed, and have influenced our region today. It’s a time to have Indigenous people share their history through their own words, as well as how they have emerged to who they are today.
The Miramichi Linkages Project is seeking an Indigenous person that is passionate about preserving the historical Mi’gmag knowledge through research and community engagement. Working closely with other members of the research team the francophones and anglophones alike, the successful applicant will work to identify the key role that Mi’gmag tradition, and peoples, played in connecting the Miramichi region to other communities, both nationally and internationally. This will be achieved through a research process involving community outreach, reference to archival material, storytelling, and connection to land.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: November 12, 2021
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Assist the team with data and research
- Assist the team with evaluation strategies
- Build connections and interviews with locals to document oral history and recollections
- Attend meetings and present research as needed
- Data collection and analysis of historical accounts
- Reporting on the progress of research
- Preserve Mi’gmag knowledge and perspective within historical research that will lead to a culturally sensitive depiction
- Assist the project team translate the research findings into future opportunities and potential new linkages.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION
Preferred Knowledge & Education:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent is preferred
- A working knowledge of research, data collection and evaluation
- Cultural and Traditional Mi’gmag knowledge of the local area
- Communication and engagement skills would be considered an asset
- Ability to work independently and part of a team
- Organization of schedules, project deadlines, and meetings
Salary: $ 55,000 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
*PLEASE NOTE: Any candidate not currently employed in the New Brunswick Public Service will need to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 (or a valid medical certificate exempting them from the vaccine) within 45 calendar days of their commencement date otherwise their employment will cease.
Please send resumé to: email@example.com
Historical Linkages Project
c/o Friends of Beaubears Island
35 St. Patrick’s Drive