Employment Opportunity: Request for Proposals

Posted by: Ira Timothy
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 First Nation New Teacher Induction Program 

 Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians


 The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) is seeking proposals to fill a Term Consultant position for the AIAI Education Partnership Program (EPP).  The project involves the development of a First Nation New Teacher Induction Program Manual.  The First Nation New Teacher Induction Consultant will be responsible for the development of a manual to cover an orientation plan, teacher mentoring, teacher training, learning styles, community knowledge, classroom behavior strategies, community relationships, community overview and history of five member First Nations.  All resources will have a component affiliated to each First Nation.


The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians is a non-profit political territorial organization (PTO) that was established in 1969.  The organizations primary mandate is political advocacy and representation for the purposes of defending and enhancing the Indigenous rights and treaty relationships of its seven (7) member First Nations in Ontario.  AIAI is unique among provincial associations because of the diversity of its members.  AIAI represents Oneida, Mohawk, Delaware, Potawatomi and Ojibway communities in Ontario, which have different languages, cultural practices and a wide-spread geographic area.  Collectively, AIAI’s member First Nation communities have a population of over 20,000 peoples.

The organization is overseen by the AIAI Chiefs Council, which is comprised of the elected Chief of each member First Nation.  Chiefs Council acts as the Board of Directors for the organization, and provides direction to AIAI’s political executive, which is comprised of the Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief.  The political executive are selected through a traditional community-based process involving the member First Nation’s community representatives, or the AIAI General Assembly.

Monitoring of the project will be done by the AIAI Education Committee task team and final approval by AIAI Chiefs Council.


 The project arises in response to the Tri-lateral Agreement between the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and the Ministry of Education.

The mandate of the project is to develop an orientation manual and training modules for New teachers entering on-reserve First Nation Schools.


 Develop a teacher training manual that will provide new teachers to an orientation plan that will include mentoring, training, First Nation learning styles, First Nation community knowledge, classroom behavior strategies, community relationships, community overview and history.   Develop Community profile manuals for the Potowatomi, Ojibway, Delaware, Oneida and Mohawk Nations.

Provide three final copies of each manual produced.



Respondents must meet the following mandatory requirements:

  1. Respondents must have excellent writing and analytical skills
  2. Respondents must have extensive research and data collection experience and capabilities
  3. Respondents must have experience working with First Nation organizations and First Nation communities.
  4. Respondents must have a clear understanding and or experience of First Nation Education Systems.
  5. Respondents must have a good understanding of the Provincial Teaching Requirements
  6. Respondents must be willing to collaborate and work with relevant staff/leaders/participants in the project.
  7. Respondents must be willing to travel extensively to AIAI member First Nations
  8. Respondents must have the skills and abilities to deliver the scope of the project and key deliverables in a time sensitive manner.


 Respondents are asked to submit a written proposal outlining their qualifications as well as a detailed plan for their approach to completing the project duties/key deliverables as outlined above.   Respondents will include a proposed budget for the development and printing of the teacher’ manual.


Please note: AIAI is willing to discuss budget outlines with respondents.  Please contact Geoff Stonefish at 519 434-2761 or by email: gstonefish@aiai.on.ca


 The due date for a proposal submission is Friday December 1st, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  Please note:

submissions will continue to be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Applicants are asked to submit two (2) copies of their proposal in a sealed package to the Association marked as follows;

Attn: Office Manager

Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians

387 Princess Ave.,

London, ON  N6B 2A7