Indigenous Language Teacher - LKRHS

Job Summary

Location: Fort Simpson
Department: Dehcho District Education Council
Job ID: 23695
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular
Closing Date: Open until filled

Department Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council

Job Information

Dehcho Divisional Education Council invites applications for the 2023-2024 school year from certified teachers who are dedicated to teaching and have experience and/or interest in the cultural, linguistic and traditional heritage of the Dene.  Liidliii Kue Regional High School is a grade 7 through 12 school with approximately 100 predominantly Dene and Metis students.  School programs support the language and cultural heritage of students in an inclusive environment that respects the diverse style and needs of all learners.

Available Positions:   Teacher – Dene Zhatie Language Specialist – (Indeterminate)


The applicant:
•    Must hold, or be eligible for a N.W.T. Professional Teaching Certificate.
•    Must have the ability to speak the Dene Zhatie Language.
•    Must demonstrate the ability to work with students and their parents, in multi-grade situations.
•    Should have direct experience with N.W.T. curricula.
•    Should have an understanding of the “Our Languages Curriculum”.
•    Should have experience in promoting and organizing culturally appropriate activities.
•    Promote an inclusionary model of education.
•    Practices differentiation in program delivery.
•    The ability to teach other courses from 7 - 12 would be an asset.

GNWT Inquiries

Application Procedure:

Interested and qualified applicants will submit a resume, complete with references; the names of previous and current supervisors with a copy of the most recent performance review. Current and previous employers will be contacted for references. The successful applicant must provide a criminal records check. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy. 

Closing date:  OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Please contact the principal (below) for any questions you may have about this position:        
Korrine Mcdonald
Liidlii Kue Regional High School
Box 252
Fort Simpson, NT
X0E 0N0
Phone:    867-695-3320             
FAX        867-695-3330
Please submit applications to:


More Information

Affirmative Action

Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Affirmative Action Policy.

Priority for Northwest Territories Teachers' Association positions shall be granted as follows:

  • Priority 1: Teachers who have received official lay-off notice;
  • Priority 2: Indigenous Aboriginal Persons;
  • Priority 3: Indigenous Non-Aboriginal or Resident Disabled Person;
  • Priority 4: Indeterminate Teachers eligible for Transfer or Promotion and not included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 5: Term teachers not included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 6: NWT Resident Teachers not employed by the GNWT or included in Priorities 2 & 3;
  • Priority 7: Teachers who are not residents of the NWT and who are not included in Priorities.

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition.

Diversity and Inclusion

The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace.  If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.


Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.


Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.

Job Opening Information

Job Opening ID #          23695


Salary Information

Salary for this position is currently Under Review.