Ojibwe Language speaker
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
The Ojibwe Language speaker is responsible for providing students the opportunity to hear the Ojibwe Language as much as possible within a school day. This is accomplished by rotating speakers within all classrooms to speak only Ojibwe as they interact with students during daily activities.
• Fluent Ojibwe speaker.
• Highly knowledgeable in Mille Lacs traditional ways.
• Loves children, can whole-heartedly engage in working with and for them.
• Understands the relationship of Nay Ah Shing School Ojibwe Language Program to the Mille Lacs community, values and supports the mission of both.
• Willingness to maintain a high level of competence, exercise discreet judgment and honor confidentiality.
• Project an image of professionalism and maintain a positive attitude.
• Strong communications skills.
• Must pass a background check.
• Must pass a pre-employment drug & alcohol test.
• Mille Lacs Band Member/American Indian Preference does apply.
• A staff person with direct contact with or access to children in care must disclose the arrest, conviction, and applicant background information if that staff person:
(a) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed:
1) a crime against a child;
2) an act of physical or sexual abuse;
4) a felony;
5) the same or similar crimes as those in this subsection listed in the laws of another state or of the United States or of any Tribal law;
(b) has a conviction of, has admitted to, has an adjudication of delinquency for, has been charged and is awaiting trial for, or a preponderance of the evidence indicates the person has committed any misdemeanor offense under Federal, State, or Tribal law involving crimes of violence; sexual assault, molestation, exploitation, contact or prostitution; crimes against persons; or offenses committed against children. The Licensing Committee may evaluate the nature and time of a misdemeanor assault charge as well as other types of misdemeanor crimes not specified in this section to determine whether employment is appropriate.
8 MLBSA § 1212(a-b).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Follow a consistent schedule.
• Speak only Ojibwe within the classrooms.
• Encourage and assist staff in pronouncing Ojibwe words/phrases.
• Assist in making cultural crafts such as quilts, dance outfits, and games.
• Attend Ojibwe Language meetings.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Work hours are 30 hrs/week for elders.
• Work environment has no or little stress.
• Work environment is indoors (outdoor activity may include a pow wow).
• There is little threat of exposure to personal danger (operating a sewing machine or other crafting tools).
• Travel may be required for training purposes/out of state travel is limited.
Submit resume, cover letter, and employment application to:
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe
43408 Oodena Dr.
Onamia, MN 56359
Fax # (320) 532-7492
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org