Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation
February 18, 2019
Lutsel K'e
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Wildlife, Lands and Environment Department
Northwest Territories


The Manager of the Department of Wildlife, Lands and Environment is responsible for the provision of leadership, direction and oversight in the governance and stewardship of the lands, waters, and wildlife in the asserted territory of the Lutsel K’e Dene First Nation - an Akaitcho Treaty 8 First Nation. The Manager will participate in territorial and federal regulatory processes for energy and mineral resource exploration and development; land and water use permitting and licencing; wildlife co-management processes; and regional land use planning. The Manager will plan, execute, and evaluate community-based socio-ecological and cultural initiatives, projects, and plans.


  • Supervise and mentor permanent, casual, and seasonal staff;
  • Support hunting, trapping, and harvesting activities;
  • Oversee the establishment of Thaidene Nene protected areas;
  • Oversee the development of the First Nation’s traditional knowledge archive;
  • Supervise the community-based Bathurst caribou and Beverly-Ahiak caribou herds monitoring programs;
  • Lead the implementation of the community-based Caribou Stewardship Plan;
  • Maintain existing and develop new research partnerships with universities and colleges to conduct collaborative research with and for the First Nation;
  • Draft and present monthly briefing reports to Chief and Council;
  • Host monthly Local Lands Committee meetings;
  • Host monthly Wildlife, Lands and Environment Department meetings;
  • Review and comment on Aurora Research Institute research licence applications within the LKDFN’s territory;
  • Prepare and submit funding proposals and reports; prepare project budgets and approve expenditures;
  • Oversee department invoicing;
  • Complete monthly variance reports for each funding source;
  • Participate in national and/or territorial wildlife co-management forums;
  • Intervene in environmental assessments for major projects that affect the First Nation’s Treaty and/or Aboriginal rights;
  • Review and comment on territorial land and water use permitting processes for projects within the LKDFN’s territory;
  • Review and comment on environmental and engagement plans, programs, and activities for existing mineral resource projects;
  • Review and comment on proposed territorial legislation and regulations;
  • Participate in environmental monitoring agencies for existing mineral resource projects;
  • Review and comment on land use licence and lease applications within the LKDFN’s territory;
  • Provide assistance in hiring staff, when required;


  • Preferably a Master’s Degree or Bachelor's Degree in environmental studies, ecology, wildlife biology, Indigenous studies, or similar field, or equivalent work experience;
  • Preferably three years’ work experience in a similar role;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Ability to manage and support a diverse team of individuals;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Strong conflict resolution and mediation skills;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to advocate for the rights and interests of the LKDFN before other governments, organizations, and industry;
  • Ability to work in a highly politicized environment;
  • Respect for and desire to understand Denesoline traditional knowledge;
  • Understanding of the Akaitcho Process;
  • Desire to work in a remote, northern community;
  • Preferably have knowledge of caribou co-management in the Northwest Territories;
  • Knowledge of the environmental assessment processes and permitting in the Northwest Territories is an asset;
  • Proficient in Geographic Information Systems in an asset;
  • Ability to understand and speak Dene Yati is an asset;

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