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Indigenous Legal Advocacy Internship

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

Contract • Other Region

This program creates space for recent Indigenous graduates from a College or University program to gain valuable work experience in the field of Indigenous law. This position will be a one-year term contract, located in Sioux Lookout, reporting to the Area Director, with the following goals;

• advancing legal education about Indigenous peoples, rights, and colonial histories.
• the implementation of Indigenous justice through recognition of Aboriginal and Treaty rights; and
• the promotion of Indigenous laws and legal systems

Qualifications:

• A University or college graduate who has graduated within the last three years from an accredited college or university;
• Must be a first full-time employment opportunity in the candidate’s field of study;
• Professional and detail-oriented;
• Have excellent written communication skills;
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Responsibilities:

• Conduct legal research and prepare memo’s and / or position papers
• Organize and assist with implementation of educational programming and clinic days
• Clerical duties, such as answering phones, monitoring email, data entry
• First point of contact and greeter for walk in clients and visitors
• Referring clients to appropriate resources and referrals, internal and external

Location: Sioux Lookout, ON
Closing Date: January 29, 2021
Position: Full-time and 35 hours per week – 1 Year Term
Salary: $40,000 - $45,000

Please send cover letter, resume and three (3) references to:

Attention: Human Resources
Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation
1805 Arthur Street East Thunder Bay, ON P7E 2R6
Fax: 807-622-3024

NALSC invites applications from qualified members of NAN. Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet the criteria for the position and whether you are a NAN member. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Category:
Other (Legal)

Job Expires: 2021-01-29

Contact Information

Nishnawbe-Aski Legal Services Corporation

Fax: 807-622-3024
Sioux Lookout Sioux Lookout, ON, Canada

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