The Cree School Board under the Deputy Director General of Pedagogy, is coordinating the ‘Knowledge Keepers Project’, with the main objective of welcoming Knowledge Keepers into Cree Culture Classes. The Knowledge Keepers would offer Cultural workshops with the intention of (1) inspiring the Cree Youth, (2) provide them with a strong sense of Cree identity, and (3) build cultural gaps with all students served under the Youth Sector. To ensure effective coordination and program development of this project, it has been determined that a Cultural Programming Consultant is required for this project.
- The Cultural Programming Consultant will tour the nine (9) Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee to seek out and interview the ‘knowledge keepers’ which include but are not limited to Elders, artisans, traditional teachers, and storytellers regarding their experience and the workshops that could be offered.
- The Cultural Programming Consultant would inform School Principals & Community Education Administrator’s and Cree Culture & Language teachers and sample their need per school.
- Create sample structures to guide sessions, recommend approaches, and follow up on activities for the Cree Culture & Language teachers.
- Collect and record data by creating the bank of references/description of the interviews per community.
- Create the schedule and travel arrangements for the workshops within the schools.
- Create the program guide and/or training.
- Organize the launch of the Knowledge Keepers Project in the schools
- 3+ years experience with Indigenous studies and organizational work, experience in online work.
- Fluent in the Cree Language.
- Proven ability to work effectively with subject matter experts, stakeholders and Elders.
- Is flexible, collaborative, team-oriented, shows initiative and holds themselves accountable.
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills and ability to build relationships characterized by trust and shared commitment.
- Professional writing skills, more specific expertise in writing review reports and proposal documents and executive summaries.
- Manage the information and recordings collected.
- Experience in project management, which includes the development of project timeline and tracking measures and overall monitoring of the project outcomes progress.
- Willing and able to travel.
The proposal should include:
- Proposed work process and work plan, including target dates and specific deliverables.
- Proposed timeline to also include number hours and rate.
- Duration of Contract: June 30, 2023
Please submit by email to email@example.com.
The proposal should be submitted no later than December 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm.
Questions can be submitted by email to Angela Gates firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions and responses will be shared with all potential vendors.
Proposals received according to the submission deadline will be rated on:
- Consultant’s qualifications, relevant experience and availability;
- Consultant’s creativity and appropriateness of the approach and work process;
- Appropriateness of the budget for this project’s purpose and scope;
- Proven ability to work with non-profit organizations and/or First Nations groups;
- Ability to collaborate within an academic setting.
The Cree School Board is not obligated to accept neither the lowest, nor any of the received proposals. It reserves the right to grant the contract altogether or partially if it considers it relevant. The selected consultant will be required to sign a service agreement provided by the CSB.
The selected consultant should also consider the following when entering into the communities:
- should be aware of or familiar with the Safety Protocols;
- must be fully vaccinated if coming from outside of Eeyou Istchee.