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Indigenous Language Educator

Job Summary

Location: Tulita
Department: Sahtu District Education Council
Job ID: 24187
Wage: See "Salary Information" below.
Employment Type: Full-Time, Temporary
Closing Date: Open until filled

Limited Competition

This job opening is limited to residents living within 25 kilometers of Tulita, NT

Department Information

Sahtu Divisional Education Council

Job Information

The Sahtu Divisional Education Council is seeking a fluent North Slavey / Dene Kede teacher for the position of Indigenous Language Educator for the school year 2022/23.
Candidates must have completed a Teacher Education Program Diploma and / or Early Childhood Education Diploma and / or Aboriginal Language and Culture Instructor’s Program (ALCIP) Certificate and be eligible for a Northwest Territories teaching certificate.
The following criteria will be important considerations in the hiring process:
•Fluent North Slavey speaker
•Fluency is representative of one of the Tulita area-specific dialects
•Ability to read and write North Slavey
•Ability to implement Our Languages Curriculum and Program of Study and knowledge of student key competencies and their components
•Strong working background in culture-based education and on the land programming
•Implementation of locally developed language and culture courses for high school credits
•Demonstrated knowledge of JK-9 learning practices
•Actively promotes inclusion and student self-regulation
•A strong commitment to students and community
•Active and positive participation in teacher collaboration, Professional Learning Communities, and ongoing professional growth
Equivalent combinations of education and / or experience will be considered.

Interested candidates are required to submit the following documentation to
-Cover letter outlining suitability for the position
-Resume detaining experience and qualifications with the names of three references (must include current supervisor)

GNWT Inquiries

Inquiries Only:

Sahtu HR Client Service Centre
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
BOX 360 
Tel (867) 587-7150
Fax (867) 587-2173

Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.

More Information

Term Position

This job opening is for a term from August 21, 2023 to June 28, 2024.

Affirmative Action

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

Criminal Records Check

Candidates must provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector 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 #24187     Closing Date: Open till filled.

Salary Information

Dependent on experience and qualifications – ranges from $84,669.00 - $136,694.00 per annum, plus an extremely attractive benefits package including a Northern Living Allowance of approximately $24,798.00 and relocation expenses. For information, the NWT Teachers’ Collective Agreement is available online at