Elder/Knowledge Keeper - Pre Cam Community School

Job No: NLSD182
Location: La Ronge

Northern Lights School Division No.113 is a provincial school system serving a predominantly Indigenous school population throughout an area encompassing the entire northern half of Saskatchewan. The schools are very diverse ranging from 10 to over 500 students per school, and catering to Cree, Dene, Métis, French, and English cultures and languages.

NLSD provides a full range of pre-kindergarten to Grade Twelve programs to more than 4300 students in 21 schools. We have offices located in the beautiful communities of La Ronge and Beauval, both approximately 400 kilometers north of Saskatoon.


The division is progressively piloting programs unique to Canada, staying on the cutting edge of technology, and integrating the varied cultural aspects of the communities into the classrooms.


The mission of the NLSD Board of Education is: In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, NLSD students will feel a sense of belonging where they can flourish academically in safe, inclusive, and welcoming schools that promote pride, language, and culture in a healthy way. The Elder/Knowledge Keeper will assist staff, students, parents, and the community in learning and connection through land, Indigenous language, culture, and traditional knowledge.


Location:  Pre Cam Elementary School

Start Date: April 22, 2024

FTE: Full-time

Term of Employment: Temporary to June 25, 2024

Salary and Benefits:  According to education and experience.

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

  • Helping to foster an atmosphere and environment of pride, respect, and trust.
  • Assisting with the preservation of traditional knowledge and oral tradition.
  • Assisting classroom teachers with First Nations and Metis knowledge, language, and traditional skills.
  • Teaching traditional and cultural skills such as trapping, fishing, beading, storytelling, and smudging.
  • Teaching cultural life skills to promote mastery, generosity, independence, and belonging.
  • Meeting with at-risk youths.
  • Assisting with parent support groups.

For more information on the school and community, please contact the Superintendent of Education, Meghan Beaven, at 306-425-3302, or the Principal, Ryan Kuppenbender, at 306-425-2226, or visit our website at nlsd113.ca.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those applicants shortlisted for interviews will be contacted. Please note that present and past employers may be contacted.

We welcome diversity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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