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FIRST NATIONS AGRICULTURE FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS PROGRAM TEACHING OPPORTUNITY AT IAPO

IAPO (Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario) is a First Nation not-for-profit corporation,
established in 1984. IAPO endeavours to empower First Nation communities through
financial support and training for farmers.

The First Nations Agriculture for Seven Generations Program was created by IAPO in
partnership with AgScape to support increased First Nation participation in the farming and
Agriculture Sector. The goal of the project is to engage First Nation Youth’s interest in
farming and agri-business possibilities and opportunities. First Nations Communities have
always played an integral role in the history of farming and agriculture which has shaped
the industry around the world. Through the lessons developed by this partnership- the
students will learn about the Past, Present, and Future impacts of participating in farming
and agriculture locally and globally.

To help assist in the delivery of the program, IAPO is seeking applications from qualified
individuals for the position of Seven Generations Lead.

Position: Seven Generations Lead
Working under the supervision of the Program and Communications Coordinator, you will be
responsible for delivering lessons and presentations on agriculture and food related topics as
part of the First Nation Agriculture for Seven Generations Program.

This is a Part-time Contract position for delivery of class lessons throughout school year.

Are you looking for an opportunity to:

  • Share your passion for agriculture, food, the environment and careers?
  • Making a lasting impact on First Nations youth?
  • Create awareness and engagement on issues related to farming, food production and food
    security?

Responsibilities

IAPO will work with the Seven Generations Lead to deliver virtual Ontario curriculum-linked
lessons to First Nations secondary school students in north eastern and south western Ontario,
with the goal of returning to in-class delivery once the challenges of the pandemic subside. The
Seven Generations Lead will have a variety of opportunities to participate in agriculture
education events. Seven Generations Lead will also work with IAPO staff to develop a local
network of schools and events in which to deliver lessons and presentations using IAPO
materials.

Qualifications

Preference will be given to First Nations educators in good standing with the Ontario
College of Teachers

Bachelor of Education, recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers (IAPO will accept
applicants who may be in their final year of their degree and are wanting to gain
experience)

Applications will also be considered from those with alternate teaching experience

Knowledge and experience working with First Nation youth

Knowledge and experience in agriculture, farming and food production

Must have access to a vehicle

Possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Have the ability to take initiative and self-manage

Communicate effectively through a variety of oral and written forms

How to apply:
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Program and
Communications Coordinator: kayla@indianag.on.ca