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Job Posting: Indigenous Knowledge Researcher - Position Filled

July 31, 2020

Job Title: Indigenous Knowledge Researcher

Start Date: December 2019 / January 2020

Service Area: GIS, Mapping & Information Management

Location: North Vancouver (Remote may be an option)

Status: Contract (3 months) Full-time/Part-time *with potential for extension

Closing Date: November 22, 2019



Established by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Inlailawatash is an innovative and growing company that provides a range of natural and cultural resource services to diverse clients. The company has five service areas: Tree & Vegetation Management, Ecosystem Restoration, Archaeology, Renewable Resources, and GIS, Mapping & Information Management. By placing the respect of indigenous and environmental values as overarching priorities for our business, Inlailawatash is truly unique. Visit for more information about our company.



Inlailawatash requires the addition of a passionate and committed individual to assist with organizing and summarizing Traditional Use Information. The Indigenous Knowledge Researcher will provide support by organizing and summarizing spatially referenceable information from Oral History and Traditional Use Study (TUS) transcripts. The successful candidate may also be tasked with creating spatial information if they have sufficient mapping knowledge and experience. This position will improve indigenous community access to traditional knowledge; and guide current and future negotiations ensuring protection of indigenous rights, interests, and stewardship goals.



  • Research, assemble and summarize traditional use interview transcript information.
  • Verify and check data to ensure continuity, integrity and compliance with standards.
  • Work closely with the Sr. GIS Manager to ensure continuity with existing spatial datasets.



  • Create spatial and attribute databases.




  • One or more years of related work experience.
  • Completion of a post-secondary program in Anthropology, Archaeology or a related field or concentration.
  • GIS experience is an asset.
  • Previous experience working for or with an indigenous community or organization is an asset.

Technical Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to synthesize research data.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Excel and Word.

Personal Skills:

  • Ability to interact and work with others and communicate effectively.
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Understanding and respect of First Nations history and perspectives.


Apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to by November 22, 2019. Applicants of indigenous ancestry are strongly encouraged to apply.

We thank you for your interest in advance. Short-listed candidates will be contacted; others will be kept in our database for future consideration.

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