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Community Negotiator

Yellowknives Dene First Nation
September 13, 2022
Yellowknife, NT
Job Type
Base Salary



Do you want to be part of a diverse group of team members who take pride in moving their community forward?  Then come and work with one of Northwest Territories progressive First Nations and finish each day knowing you have made a difference!

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation is looking for an individual who is self-driven, team oriented with a positive attitude and who possess the education, knowledge, and skills to fill this challenging and rewarding role of:

Community Negotiator


Under the authority of the YKDFN Government Chiefs and Council and under the direct supervision of the head Chief, with a functional reporting relationship to the Director of Treaty, Rights and Governance, the Community Negotiator is responsible for leading the Treaty negotiations on behalf of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN) to reach a Final Agreement. Negotiations will lead to the completion of lands, resources, and Self-Government Agreements between YKDFN and the Territorial and Federal Governments, while remaining consistent with YKDFN’s mandates, policies, and vision. The YKDFN Negotiator will also ensure the protection of YKDFN’s Aboriginal rights and title.


The ideal candidate for this position will have completed a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, First Nations Studies, Aboriginal Law or a related field with four (4) years’ work experience; OR equivalent combination of education and/or related course work with six (6) years related work experience. Proven knowledge of Aboriginal Rights and Title (ART), court cases and precedent law in regards to ART and consultation and accommodation is needed. The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision and interact with individuals of all levels in a friendly yet professional manner.

A valid Class 5 driver’s license and private vehicle is required as this position is located in Ndilo. The ability to speak a Dene language and previous experience in working with First Nations organizations are all definite assets.

A detailed Job Description for this position is available upon request.

The Yellowknives Dene First Nation offers a competitive wage with excellent comprehensive group insurance coverage, Northern Travel Allowance, and benefits, along with a fun work environment with exceptional diverse cultural oriented people. To be considered, a cover letter and resume must be submitted to the Human Resources office by closing date of October 11, 2022.



Human Resources Division

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

P.O. Box 2514

Yellowknife, NT; X1A 2P8

Fax:  (867) 873-5969



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