Jordan’s Principle Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Navigator

Washagamis Bay First Nation is hiring a Jordan’s Principle Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Navigator! For more information about this LEAP job posting, check out the details below!

Position Summary:

Washagamis Bay First Nation is currently seeking a full-time Jordan’s Principle Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Navigator. The Jordan’s Principle Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Navigator is to provide support and services to assist First Nation children and families with case management, intake, assessment, application processes, and coordination to navigate the full range of federal, provincial, and local health, social, and education services and supports to address children’s needs. The Jordan’s Principle Cultural and Traditional Knowledge Navigator will work with supported children on the language and cultural components of their Child Plans. They will also assist with the organization of activities directly related to the teaching of traditional knowledge and skills at the community land-base site. Finally, they will be an essential part of the Wrap-Around Service Team and they will assist in the development of the Child Plans.

Employer Name: Washagamis Bay First Nation
City: Kenora
Province: ON
Postal Code: P0X 1C0
Application Deadline: June 24th, 2024 at 4:00pm
Hours of Work: Full-Time
Job Type: Full-Time
Wages: To commensurate with education and experience

Duties of this LEAP Job Posting:
  • Must adhere to and safeguard confidential healthcare information and compliance as required by PHIPAFamiliarize self with Jordan’s Principle, service coordination and planning service workflow processes.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of the First Nation’s language, culture and traditional knowledge programming under our Jordan’s Principle Social and Health proposal.
  • Conduct a needs assessment with families to understand the specific language, cultural and traditional knowledge needs of the individuals.
  • Collaborate with relevant Anishinaabe language and cultural program delivery agencies to develop and implement service delivery plans in alignment with the principles and objectives of Jordan’s Principle.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the provision of Anishinaabe language, cultural and traditional knowledge services and supports to children and their families.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of language, cultural and traditional knowledge services with community members.
  • Work closely with community Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers.
  • Ensure adherence to timelines and deadlines for activity implementation.
  • Coordinate/engage with local and regional service providers to share knowledge and processes of coordination and funding.
  • Provide detailed information about eligibility criteria, application processes, available services, and the rights of First Nations Children under Jordan’s Principle.
  • Work with the team on individual cases to ensure that language, cultural and traditional knowledge needs are assessed, documented, and addressed appropriately.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of their interactions with families, service providers, and other stakeholders.
  • Assist with preparing reports, documenting service gaps or challenges, and providing regular updates to supervisors or funding agencies.
  • Collaborate with a wide range of professionals and organizations involved in the care of First Nations children, such as healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and community.
  • Attend any required relevant pre-employment training and ongoing training as requested by Chief and Council.
  • Attend staff meetings as required.
  • Other relevant job duties as assigned by the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator and/or Chief and Council
Qualifications for this LEAP Job Posting:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must possess any of the following:


  • Possess a Grade 12 diploma or equivalent would be an asset.
  • Post-secondary certificate, diploma, and/or degree in the Indigenous Learning/Studies or Education field would be an asset.
  • Significant experience and understanding of the community culture and traditional knowledge is a requirement.
  • Fluency in Anishinaabe would be considered a significant asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, or experience related to the language, cultural and traditional knowledge needs of children and youth.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities and use time efficiently.
  • Proficiency with computers and software applications, such as Microsoft Office would be considered an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience coordinating programs and activities.
  • Must be able and willing to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Possess a valid G Class driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle.
  • Ability to cooperate with other staff members, parents, and community residents.
  • Demonstrates diligence, resourcefulness, initiative.
  • Must be able to provide a clean Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
How To Apply to this LEAP Job Posting:

Along with their resume and cover letter, applicants must submit a current vulnerable sector check and three references.  Application packages must be submitted by Date: May 24, at 4pm.


Email to:


Hiring Committee

Washagamis Bay First Nation

BOX 626

Keewatin, Ontario

P0X 1C0


Note:  We thank all those who have expressed an interest in this position; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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