Tribal Diabetes Coordinator – Opportunity

JOB TITLE:                            Tribal Diabetes Coordinator

TERM:                                                 Term Position Only

POST:                                                 IRTC Headingley Sub-Office

SALARY:                                            TBD (based on education & experience)

Job Description:  The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council is seeking an innovative individual with strong community health skills for the position of Tribal Diabetes Coordinator.  Reporting directly to the Tribal Nursing Officer, the Tribal Diabetes Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI) program objectives, the ADI community workers, training, capacity development and evaluation in the tribal council area inclusive of the independents.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Plans, designs, develops and implements capacity building opportunities for ADI workers to support their community-based programming
  • Supports ADI program goals, objectives and activities/projects at community level
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates culturally-based health promotion programs and activities consistent with community needs to promote healthy lifestyle choices
  • Support ADI frontline workers in the development of public health skills and capacities of individuals and group and empower them to make healthy choices. Such as nutrition and physical activity
  • Experience in footcare programming
  • Provides consultation and support to ADI frontline workers and other program and community staff on pertinent developments in diabetes prevention
  • Establishes key linkages and partnerships with other programs, the RHA’s and other supportive organizations
  • To ensure ongoing evaluation of activities and overall effectiveness
  • To work in collaboration with other IRTC health programs and staff on joint initiatives and events

Qualifications:

  • Professional designation such as Registered Nurse or a Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Five or more years of experience in program implementation management; and recent work in diabetes field including primary prevention
  • Diabetes educator certification such as a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Michener or other will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of Canadian Diabetes Association Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Knowledge, sensitivity and awareness of the history, culture and unique needs of the Aboriginal population
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work independently and in team settings
  • Must be able to travel
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle for travelling
  • Proficiency in a First Nations language would be an asset
  • Experience working in Aboriginal community or organization

Please provide a cover letter with your resume and three (3) reference letters (preferably from recent employers) to:
Donna Hall, Program Administrative Officer
no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, April 23, 2021
Fax: (204) 942-8840    Email: donnahall@irtc.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Jordan’s Principle Unified Referral and Intake Systems Nurse – Opportunity

Job Title:          Jordan’s Principle Unified Referral and Intake Systems Nurse (URIS Nurse)

Term:              Term Position Only

Location:          IRTC Sub-Office – Headingley, MB

Salary:             Depends on Experience

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the Direction and supervision of the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator and leadership of the IRTC Director of Health, the URIS Nurse provides support to children with health care needs of IRTC’s Member First Nation communities in collaboration with their families (Dauphin River, Kinonjeoshtegon, Little Saskatchewan, Peguis, Pinaymootang, Lake Manitoba).

The URIS Nurse functions, in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses (CRNM) Standards of Practice and is bound by the Registered Nurse Act and the Registered Nurse Regulation, and the Canadian Nurses’ Association Code of Ethics are in the manner consistent with, and supports the mission, vision, and values of the Interlake Reserves Tribal Council and its Member First Nations.

JOB DUTIES.

  • Receive, advocate and prioritize URIS applications for service
  • Consult with Member community Jordan’s Principle frontline workers and provincial URIS Coordinator as required
  • Provide support to children and their families by direct support, intake, and assessment referrals.
  • Complete medical needs assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluations
  • Make referrals to community service providers based on completed assessments
  • Develop and review health care plans for eligible children in partnership with parents/guardians
  • Provide resources/referrals to access health care and community programs as needed
  • Maintain an accurate service and administrative log and maintains required statistics
  • Attend regular network meetings

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Satisfactorily employment record
  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree as RN/BN
  • Current active registration in good standing with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM) required. Responsible for maintaining and providing proof of registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba (CRNM).
  • Current CPR certification. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & First Aid Training requirements for this position shall be completed and renewed.
  • Understanding of the Unified Referral and Intake System
  • Knowledge of Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), Protection of Persons in Care Act, Mental Health Act
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and using intermediate features associated with a Windows computer environment
  • Valid Manitoba Class 5 Drivers License and own vehicle are required. Require a road worthy vehicle, a valid driver’s license and liability insurance of at least $1,000,000.00. No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.

Please provide a cover letter with your resume and three (3) reference letters (preferably from recent employers) to:
Donna Hall, Program Administrative Officer
no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, April 23, 2021
Fax: (204) 942-8840    Email: donnahall@irtc.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Learning Centre Coordinator – Employment Opportunity

JOB TITLE:                       Learning Centre Coordinator
TERM:                       Sixteen (16) week term (with potential for extension)
LOCATION:                                    IRTC Head Office, Pinaymootang First Nation
SALARY:                                    Based on experience
START DATE:          ASAP

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Learning Centre Coordinator will connect students to supports at their respective institutions, such as through Indigenous Student Centres, Academic Learning Centres, Libraries, the Faculty-specific supports, Student Counselling, Career Services, UM Access Programs, the Department of Native Studies, and the Indigenous student groups. The Coordinator will also connect students with the appropriate Internet Services Technology departments at their academic institutions. The Learning Hub Coordinator will be responsible for welcoming students. They will assist students to realize the maximum educational benefits available. They will do this by helping students better understand themselves and the opportunities that are available so that they can make informed choices about their educational and career paths.

Under the direction of the IRTC Education Director, the Learning Centre Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing IRTC’s Learning Centre and actively participate in learn meetings with other Centre coordinators.

The Learning Centre Coordinator will be part of a team assembled to build on a new “pilot project” in a new facility based in Pinaymootang First Nation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Education Director for IRTC to develop in-community student-focused supports and programs such as tutors, Elder support, peer mentorship, and networking opportunity with professional
  • Participate in meetings and liaising with other learning center coordinators as learning centers in other communities get set
  • Create and maintain a warm and welcoming environment for First Nations students to access remote post- secondary learning
  • Work with all post-secondary institutions in Manitoba to connect students with the appropriate student, internet technology, financial academic and other supports at their college or
  • Create and carry out a communications strategy to promote the Learning Hub to First Nations
  • Organize and present information sessions for students, prospective students, parents, high school teachers, principals, First Nation Education Authorities, etc…
  • Provide opportunities that strengthen students’ cultural
  • Organize and implement programming for student with emphasis on student
  • Identify common needs/interests of students and co-coordinate workshops and information sessions such as job search techniques, job placements, tutoring, etc…
  • Create, contribute to, broadly publicize, and maintain a current database of resources both within the IRTC communities and each of the post-secondary institution partners which may be of use to First Nations
  • Advise the IRTC Education Director on policies and procedures which may unintentionally disadvantage First Nations students and make recommendations for
  • Promote, manage, and evaluate programs for improvement and
  • Work with Education Director to manage the budgets of each program, including preparing reports for

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a three (3) year University degree
  • At least two years of directly related experience involving post-secondary students required
  • Demonstrated experience working with post-secondary
  • Experience with student development, especially as it relates to First Nations students
  • A thorough knowledge of student services offered at the various post-secondary institutions in Manitoba preferred
  • Experience problem-solving technological issues, such as trouble-shooting computer and internet issues, and an understanding of the appropriate internet technological services to connect with for more complex scenarios
  • Genuine interest in helping students
  • High energy level and a positive attitude, enjoys challenges, and copes well with change
  • Demonstrated ability to work in close collaboration and partnership with post-secondary academic and administrative colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be pleasant and efficient in communication with students and staff
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and using intermediate features associated with a Windows computer environment

Please provide a cover letter, resume and two (2) written reference letters (preferably from present and past employers) to:
Donna Hall, Program Administrative Officer no later than 4:30 pm, Friday, April 9, 2021
Fax: (204) 942-8840
Email: donnahall@irtc.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Jordan’s Principle Case Manager – Employment Opportunity

JOB TITLE:              Jordan’s Principle Case Manager
LOCATION:             IRTC Sub-Office, Headingley, MB
SALARY:                   Based on experience
START DATE:         April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022 (with possibility of renewal)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under the direction and supervision of the Jordan’s Principle Service Coordinator, the Jordan’s Principle Case Manager will be responsible for the following duties and roles:

  • Provide one to one case management services
  • Consult with other service providers (nurses, doctors, education, mental health, psychologists) for integrated case plans and treatment plans, as well as culturally appropriate holistic plan(s) of
  • Develop policies, strategies, procedures and program evaluation
  • Provide specialized case management and community outreach with Jordan’s Principle staff and partners ensuring all children identified with health needs receive services when off
  • Complete full needs assessments on children to determine required services

QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree in Social Services or Nursing, Health, Social Sciences, Human Services or Equivalent
  • Minimum 5 year’s experience working with First Nation families, children and communities
  • Knowledge of community resources on and off reserve available to clients and their families
  • Strong conflict resolution skills, an understanding, sensitivity, and cultural safety and awareness of the social and cultural history of Indigenous people
  • Valid emergency First Aid/CPR certification
  • Strong advocacy skills to advocate on behalf of families/clients
  • Ability to use tact and good judgement in dealing with sensitive and complex issues
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a multi service team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Expertise with case management and the development of integrated case plans
  • Knowledge and experience working with children with special needs
  • Must have a class 5 drivers license, reliable vehicle and ability to travel

Please provide a cover letter, resume and two (2) written reference letters (preferably from present and recent employers) to:
Donna Hall, Program Administrative Officer no later than 4:30 pm, April 2, 2021
Fax: (204) 942-8840
Email: donnahall@irtc.ca

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. No phone calls will be accepted. Preference will be given to Indigenous people and applicants are asked to self-declare in their cover letter or resume. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

Hydrological report raises serious doubts that Outlet Channels Project will reduce flooding

For Immediate Release

(February 11, 2021) The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) says the Province must listen to Indigenous Knowledge and science and stop silencing Indigenous voices on the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project.

A new independent report (the Report) commissioned by the IRTC, as well as Lake Manitoba, Kinonjeoshtegon, Dauphin River, Little Saskatchewan, Pinaymootang, and Peguis First Nations (Interlake First Nations), corroborates Indigenous Knowledge that has long indicated that “The Narrows”, a narrow, shallow natural channel that divides the south and north basins of Lake St. Martin, acts as a bottleneck that greatly impairs one of the primary objectives of the Channels Project, i.e., to prevent flood impacts on First Nations situated on the south basin of Lake St. Martin.

First Nations have been asking Manitoba to do this study for years, and the Province always refused, treating our Indigenous Knowledge as folklore. Now we know why: The Report commissioned by the Interlake First Nations raises serious doubts about the benefits of the Channels Project.

Chief Garnet Woodhouse of Pinaymootang First Nation says “We have always said that we want to be partners in this Project. But the model used by Manitoba to predict flood levels in Lake St. Martin wrongly assumes that the Lake is composed of a single basin. One of our main concerns is this assumption. First Nations have been pointing this out since the start of the Project planning. There are two basins to Lake St. Martin and “The Narrows”, by holding back water in the south basin, causes a difference in their water levels. That is why we commissioned our own study – and it shows that the flood protection predicted by Manitoba for the project is greatly overestimated.”

The key finding of the Report by Halket Environmental Consultants is that, “the narrows act as a hydraulic control and the effect of this control causes a significant difference between the basins’ water levels.” The model used in the report further suggests that, “the flood protection offered by the Project has been significantly overestimated.”

Manitoba has dismissed First Nation concerns that the Project will cause significant harm to the environment and to our communities. The Premier has claimed these devastating impacts will be offset by the flood protection offered by the Project. According to Chief Woodhouse: “We now have the science that confirms our serious concerns from day one: that the project, as designed, will not protect our communities from flooding.”

Chief Cornell McLean, of Lake Manitoba First Nation and Chair of the IRTC adds, “When the concept of building a new channel between Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin was first proposed a key recommendation of the 2013 report from the Lake Manitoba-Lake St. Martin Regulation Review Committee, Finding the Right Balance, was that the approval of First Nations on Lake St. Martin – those most severely impacted by the Province’s flood management systems in 2011 and 2014 – must be a prerequisite of any decision on the Channels Project. We uphold that view and reiterate to both Manitoba and Canada that the consent of First Nations of the Interlake is fundamental to finding a solution to flood management that reflects the honour of the Crown and advances reconciliation.”

Media Contact:

Karl Zadnik | karlzadnik@irtc.ca | (204) 795 4747

IRTC Responds to Pallister’s media statements on the Outlet Channels Project

For Immediate Release

January 29th, 2021

The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) was extremely disappointed to hear the Premier’s misleading comments to Manitobans yesterday. Indigenous consultation with the Province on the Outlet Channels Project is not on track. More troubling, the Premier blatantly deceived the media at yesterday’s press conference about the Injunction rendered against his government as result of his government’s failure to take Indigenous consultation seriously.

His statement that the injunction obtained by the IRTC and four of our member First Nations was overturned on December 23, 2020 is patently false. As explained in a statement provided by our legal counsel to media: “The Court ordered injunction against the Government of Manitoba remains in place. It has not been overturned. The Province’s appeal of that injunction will be heard by the Court on February 19, 2021. The decision of December 23, 2020 referred to by the Premier concerned a procedural application by others to obtain intervener status in the appeal. This court decision in no way affects the substance of the injunction”.

We call on the Province to roll up its sleeves and get down work on conducting the necessary environmental studies and start co-operating instead of fighting our Nations. Time and again, the IRTC has stated its commitment to working with the Province as equal partners on this project. But our commitment has been met with disrespect by the Province.

Echoing his commitment to work with the province, Karl Zadnik, Chief Executive Officer, IRTC, said: “We want to work with the federal government directly on a contribution agreement that acknowledges us, the directly impacted First Nations from IRTC, so we can ensure we’re accommodated properly”. He went on: “The Premier’s statement about protecting our communities from climate change impacts are misleading. While we believe in the science of climate change, Manitoba’s misguided policies have led to our lands being consistently flooded, led to destruction of fish and fish habitat, led to draining of wetlands, and so on.”

Chief Cornell Mclean, Chairman of the IRTC, reiterated that “doing the right thing is never too late. The Premier and his Ministers should learn from the past, and work cooperatively with us, while respecting our Treaty Rights”.

These issues were discussed at a meeting with the federal Minister of Infrastructure, the Hon. Minister Mckenna last week. At that meeting, the Chiefs presented their concerns around the Province’s unwillingness to work with First Nations and address the impacts the Project will have on our land and our people. To resolve these, Karl Zadnik pointed out that “we need to explore ways around these issues, we need to respect protocols. We are willing to be partners, one hundred percent, if the concerns of our First Nations are properly accommodated”

For more info contact: Karl Zadnik, IRTC Chief Executive Officer at 204-795-4747

Extension of Term of Office (Little Saskatchewan First Nation)

Please be advised that due to the significant rise of Covid cases within Manitoba; November 12, 2020 The Province of Manitoba announced a “Code Red Alert” for Manitoba. https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/restartmb/prs/system/red-critic.ahltml

Extension of Term of Office:

November 3, 2020 The Minister of Indigenous Service Canada approved a six (6) month extension from January 28, 2021 to July 28, 2021. The Little Saskatchewan First Nation Band Election will be held on July 28, 2021.

The First Nations Election Cancellation and Postponement Regulations (Prevention of Diseases) extension is necessary to prevent, mitigate or control the spread of diseases on the reserve.

https://laws-lois. justice.gc .ca/ eng/regulations/SOR-2020-84/inde.xhtml

COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths are increasing at an alarming rate on Manitoba First Nations, prompting many of them to lock down and try to protect their most vulnerable members.

As the Chief and Council and community healthcare workers and community members work diligently to protect our community, we ask everyone to take precautions whenever possible to help reduce the spread of this coronavirus

Chief Hector Shorting and Band Council
Little Saskatchewan First Nation

Special Weather / Winter Storm Alert – November 7, 2020

NOVEMBER 7, 2020
Special Weather / Winter Storm Alerts for Manitoba

Please check your local weather warnings here: https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html?prov=mb

Central Manitoba, including the northern Interlake area, will see freezing rain and high winds beginning Sunday at noon, with increasing severity through the afternoon into the evening hours and overnight into Monday.

There will be snow continuing in northern Manitoba.

We are noting that with the freezing rain and high winds, hydro infrastructure could be at risk. This could mean power surges and power outages. Hydro outages can be reported and tracked online at: https://account.hydro.mb.ca/Portal/outeroutage.aspx

It is also possible that Manitoba highways will be closed or travel could be restricted because of this event. Manitoba Highways notification # is 511. http://manitoba511.ca/en/

We encourage everyone to be prepared with a 72 hour emergency kit in case there are issues with power. Two different sites where you can access information on 72 hour emergency kits are:

https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/kts/index-en.aspx or https://www.redcross.ca/how-we-help/emergencies-and-disasters-in-canada/be-ready-emergency-preparedness-and-recovery/get-an-emergency-kit