The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (WNNB) provides scientific and technical support to New Brunswick’s six Wolastoqey communities on a variety of files relating to Wolastoqey/Wəlastəkwey Aboriginal and Treaty rights and the duty to consult and accommodate. To learn more about our organization and the work that we do, please visit www.wnnb.wolastoqey.ca.
Date Issued: November 10, 2022
Deadline for Proposals: November 24, 2022
The land currently known as St. Anne’s Point was historically occupied by the Wolastoqiyik/Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) who established a sacred/traditional burial ground at this location. Four acres of St. Anne’s Point, including the burial ground, were reserved for the Wolastoqiyik/Wəlastəkwiyik in 1765, and these lands were granted to them in 1779.
The land is currently used by the Wolastoqey/Wəlastəkwey Communities as a ceremonial ground, being the site for community powwows as well as other gatherings and celebrations. Wolastoqiyik/Wəlastəkwiyik also visit this area to pay respects to their ancestors who are interred here. However, it is not legally owned by the Wolastoqey/Wəlastəkwey Communities.
The intent of the Wolastoqey/Wəlastəkwey Communities is to add this land as a Joint Reserve between the six (6) Wolastoqey/Wəlastəkwey Communities, who will continue using the lands for the same purposes, with no, or minimal, change in occupation.
WNNB is seeking the assistance of a Project Manager to support the creation of a Joint Reserve at the current St. Anne’s Point location. The anticipated period of work is December 2022– March 31, 2023 (with the possibility to extend as needed).
The Project Manager will:
- oversee the advancement of the St. Anne’s Point Joint Reserve creation
- coordinate with legal counsel and the WNNB Nihkanatpat
- undertake community engagement (including engagement with Wolastoqey/Wəlastəkwey leadership)
- prepare engagement and communication material
- oversee the budget and reporting
REQUIRED ITEMS FOR INCLUSION INTO THE PROPOSAL:
In your proposal, please include the following:
- your experience with project management, budgets, experience working with First Nations communities, and any other relevant experience
- the cost of services
- a declaration of any potential conflicts of interest (if applicable)
* Preference will be given to Indigenous consultants and those organizations/bidders that have an established record of working collaboratively with Indigenous communities.
Submissions are due on or before November 24, 2022, at midnight. The proposal selection will take place within 2 weeks of the submission date.
Please send proposals to: HUMAN.RESOURCES@WOLASTOQEY.CA with the Subject Line: “Project Manager St. Anne’s Point”