Co-Management Jurisdictional Scan Short Term Contract

February 10, 2017

Grand Council Treaty #3 is the traditional government of the Anishinaabe Nation serving 28 First Nation Communities in the Treaty #3 Territory. The Treaty #3 Territory covers 55,000 square miles in Northwestern Ontario and eastern Manitoba. The Anishinaabe Nation of Treaty #3 have rights and responsibilities to the water, lands, and air in Treaty #3 territory as given to us by the Creator and further to our Treaty.

The Territorial Planning Unit (Zhaagima Waabo) of Grand Council Treaty #3 is seeking a graduate student or consultant to assist in completing a jurisdictional scan of co-management arrangements and partnerships in natural resource management that exist within Canada, Ontario and abroad. We are looking for best practices and lessons learned from existing co-management regimes.

The graduate student or consultant will undertake and complete a jurisdictional scan of existing models in Ontario, Canada, and abroad – particularly those that exist between Indigenous groups and government. The research may include desktop research and/or semi-structured interviews with key informants. We are interested in exploring elements of successful co-management regimes and partnerships with government, which may include the governing structure, institutional arrangements, customary law, capacity building, self-government, enforcement, revenue sharing, and the incorporation of traditional ecological knowledge into management plans.

This short-term contract will terminate on March 31st and the successful candidate can begin immediately. Terms of the contract, including rate of pay, will be negotiated with the successful candidate. Being on site at the Grand Council Treaty #3 offices is not required but welcomed.

Please indicate your interest by sending a cover letter and resume to Jeffrey Ross, Territorial Planning Unit Director at For further information please call the TPU Director at (807) 464-3272 or Kaitlin Almack, Project Lead, at (807) 464-2936. Applicants will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Co-Management Jurisdictional Scan Sort Term Contract – PDF