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Welcome to the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere

We acknowledge that the Bras d’Or Lake Biosphere is located on Cape Breton – Unama’ki, in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

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Baile nan Gàidheal is currently developing an outdoor interpretive exhibit to introduce its visitors to the Mi'kmaw peoples and their story. To support the development of the exhibit, the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society seeks to employ an intern through the Young Canada Works program as a Mi'kmaq Research Associate.

The term of employment will be 20 weeks, beginning on September 13, 2021. The wage rate is $20/hour based on a 40-hour work week. The position is located at the Highland Village site in Iona, Nova Scotia, with travel to Mi'kmaq communities on Cape Breton Island and the Beaton Institute at Cape Breton University.

The student will work directly with the Interpretation Manager and a Curatorial Committee from the Mi'kmaq community to undertake primary research, develop storylines, draft scripts, identify images and materials; and finalize an exhibit plan.

The student should be enrolled in a Mi'kmaq (or Indigenous) Studies program at a Canadian University and be eligible for the Young Canada Works Internship Program; have documented experience with conducting primary historical research of an oral culture excellent communication skills, good time management skills, be able to work with others and alone, and must be able to provide a clean criminal records check if selected. Proficiency in the Mi'kmaq language is an asset.

For more information or to apply click the link below:
young-canada-works.canada.ca/Opportunity/ProjectDetails?projectId=13660&showBackToSearch=true
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