Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

CAREER OPPORTUNITY – Governance Keeper

July 10, 2021

Treaty 2 Territory – The primary purpose of the Governance Keeper under the Administration of the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory (FNT2T) is to organize and works daily governance.

The Governance Keeper connections with our Local Nations to be well-coordinated and productive through Inakonegawin (law Making) and Onankonehkawinan (Laws) process.


The Governance Keeper, part of the Administrative team works closely with all levels of our Government of FNT2T. The workload is driven by a workplan, tasks/timelines and monthly reporting.  Blogging and Storytelling is very vital in this role within our government.


The following tasks as assigned are:

  • Ensuring all Governance are carried out in an optimistic, appropriate, cost-effective, and safe manner;
  • Senior Keeper role within the administration, and actively engages in weekly meetings with other keepers/helpers;
  • Supporting the FNT2T processes through Peacemaking remain legally compliant through laws, policies and procedures;
  • Inakonegawin (law Making) and Onankonehkawinan (Laws) process and support for local Nations;
  • Formulate strategic, operational planning and timeline management;
  • Assist in the creation of educational material relating to Inherent and Treaty Rights and Relationships for future presentations;
  • Blogging, storytelling, meeting reports daily with communication using the websites, social media, MTNews as a tool;
  • And any other duties that will enhance the Governance of the Government of FNT2T.


The Governance Keeper must possess the following skills and attributes:

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma and/or experience in communications, nation development, project management, program management and/or development;
  • Knowledge of current events, political factors and issues;
  • High performance analytical skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to express ideas, negotiate and communicate effectively; and the ability to analyze critically and suggest an appropriate means of action;
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and compelling way to different audiences and foster a culture of trust and openness;
  • Proven exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and ability to maintain a team player mindset to effectively interact with elected officials, staff, media, service providers, and government agencies;
  • Highly motivated and ability to work in demanding and fast‐paced work environment;
  • Exceptional organizational and time‐management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks to meet strict deadlines;
  • Ability to blog, story tell and report on meetings and gathering;
  • Knowledge of Anishinaabe language and understanding of culture and tradition an asset;
  • Knowledge of current events, political factors and issues of the day affecting FNT2T;
  • Excellent analytical skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to express ideas, negotiate and communicate effectively;
  • Knowledge of Share-Point, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom meeting functions.
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s licence and own vehicle; and
  • Maintain confidentiality with a high level of accuracy regarding information.
  • Start Date:               August 2, 2021
  • Location:                  Virtual and Government Offices (Pinaymootang or Dauphin)
  • Wage:                        Dependent on Qualifications


Please Apply by Wednesday, 21 July, 2021 (Email and/or Letter):

Anishinaabe Agowidiiwinan—Treaty 2

Box 1254, Lake Manitoba First Nation – Email:


Last modified: November 9, 2021

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