This grassroots initiative, known as “The Mnidoo-Gamii/Georgian Bay Anishinaabeg Youth Initiative”, is led by Indigenous Youth for Indigenous youth. Grounded in cyclical and wholistic Anishinaabeg aadziwin and gikendaaswin (also known as land-based education/traditional ecological knowledge – TEK), the focus is to create safe spaces for Indigenous youth to build strong community and cultural connections on the Eastern shore of Mnidoo-Gamii.
The Mnidoo-Gamii Anishinaabek Youth strive to empower mno bmaadziwin, the good life, through mentorship, capacity building, and land-based experiential learning.
The multitude of projects, programming and partnerships of the initiative are examples of strengthening and flourishing Indigenous innovation – Anishinaabek aadziwin and gikdendaaswin. In an era of reconciliation, it is necessary for Indigenous youth to see their realities as protectors and stewards of the land, reflected throughout Mnidoo-Gamii. It is a human right for Anishinabek youth to be Anishinabek.
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The Mnidoo-gamii – Georgian Bay Anishinaabek Youth Initiative, led by the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve and its Cultural Advisory Circle partners, is seeking applicants to provide project assistance to the Indigenous Youth Coordinator as the Indigenous Youth Assistant.
Title: Indigenous Youth Assistant Salary: $17/hour
Start date: Flexible September 2019 End date: August 31st, 2020 with possible extension
Location: Position based in Parry Sound, Ontario with flexibility throughout the Georgian Bay Reserve. Flexibility for a 35 – 40 hour week. It will require some weekend and evening work. Time-off will be provided in lieu of time worked on weekends and evenings.
Application Deadline: September 6th, 2019 @ 4pm.
Full application will be emailed to [email protected].ca with subject: “Indigenous Youth Assistant”, Attention: Kyla Judge