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

PROJECT:

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).

EXPECTATIONS:

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.

SUBMISSION:

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”