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Ojibwe Culturalist - Red Lake School District #38


Ojibwe Culturalist - Beginning the 2022 SY

Red Lake School District, ISD#38

P.O. Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671

218-679-3353 ext. 1001

Employment Opportunity

Posted: 06/27/2022 – 07/08/2022

Red Lake School District #38 is accepting applications for an Ojibwe Culturalist:

JOB TITLE: Ojibwe Culturalist

BUILDING: District Wide

REPORTS TO: Ojibwe Gikendaasowin Wedaaked:Steward of Ojibwe Language & Knowledge

JOB PURPOSE: The Ojibwe Culturalist shall structure and implement culturally-focused experiential enrichment activities and curriculum to facilitate increased student engagement, foster students' sense of self and pride in their heritage and history, and increase district staff's knowledge of the Ojibwe culture and their ability to integrate this knowledge into their curriculum.


The Ojibwe Culturalist shall:

1. Hold a Bachelor's Degree and hold or be willing to work toward a valid Minnesota teaching license which may include Eminence Credentials. Preference given to candidates who hold or who are willing to work toward a World Languages and Culture: Ojibwe teaching license.

2. Have previous successful experience in demonstrating or teaching Ojibwe traditions and cultural activities.

3. Have previous successful experience in demonstrating or teaching Ojibwe Language, Culture and Singing.

4. Demonstrate a strong moral character and impeccable work ethic.

5. Have experience with or show willingness and excitement in working with Native American children and youth.


1. Work with district staff and programs as well as outside agencies, community members, and elders, to develop and implement culturally-focused experiential enrichment activities.

2. Document experiential enrichment activities to begin development of a K-12 cultural curriculum.

3. Consult with and work alongside district staff to integrate cultural activities into daily instructional routines, expectations, and curriculum.

4. Coach peers in connecting culturally-focused experiential enrichment activities to core and specialist content standards, curriculum, and instruction.

5. Use and apply a wide variety of developmentally-appropriate culturally-based instructional practices and teaching strategies to support students from early childhood through young adult learners.

6. Collect, analyze and interpret formative and summative data.

7. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

8. Work as an effective member of professional learning teams, grade level teams, and participate as a contributing member on site committees.

9. Engage in data-driven decision-making and data-driven instruction.


1. Engage and support students and staff in their learning by providing for a variety of learning styles and ability levels through both direct instruction and peer coaching.

2. Create and maintain effective environments for students' active/hands-on learning.

3. Understand and organize experiential learning opportunities in a manner that aligns with other academic subject matter, curriculum, and state content standards.

4. Employ technology to enhance instruction.

5. Assess students for learning in accordance with district and state requirements.

6. Develop as a professional educator.

7. Communicate effectively with students, parents and staff.

8. Support and abide by school and district policies and procedures.

9. Perform other related duties as assigned.


1. Infuse Ojibwe language as much as possible throughout all activities.

2. Utilize proper English grammar, punctuation, spelling, and speaking skills.

3. Knowledge of district policies, rules, and regulations.

4. Work with students, district personnel, and general public in a pleasant and cooperative manner.

5. Understand and follow complex oral and written instruction and completes assignments in an independent manner.

6. Analyze situations and take appropriate action regarding routine/emergency procedural matters without immediate supervision.

7. Plan, organize, and coordinate assigned tasks to meet established timelines.

8. Maintain professional confidentiality and work collaboratively with peers.

9. Possess knowledge of technology to present lessons, communicate with others, and keep records.


1. Stand, walk, bend over, kneel, crouch, reach, overhead, grasp, push, and pull in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Move, lift, and/or carry up to 50 lbs. to shoulder height.

2. Repetitive use of hands (i.e. fine manipulation, simple grasping, and power grasping).

3. Stand, sit, and/or walk for extended periods of time.

4. Demonstrate normal depth perception.

5. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, operate standard office equipment, and use a telephone.

6. See and read a computer screen and printed matter with or without visual aids.


1. District application and professional resume completed and submitted.

2. Provide documentation of licensure credentials.

3. Provide the letters of reference from education professionals.

To apply, send complete District application, cover letter, resume, and credentials to: Human Resources, Red Lake School District #38, PO Box 499, Red Lake, MN 56671, fax to (218)679-2321, or email to


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