Deadline to submit: January 31, 2022, 5:00 pm PST
Material: Applicants must provide aresume and/or a summary of experience and education relevant to this role.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a citizen of one of the impacted Nations as identified by the Annex A of the Line 3 IAMC Terms of Reference
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The Line 3 Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee (IAMC) is seeking to expand its roster of Indigenous Monitors to facilitate future monitoring activities along the Enbridge Line 3 corridor.
WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY?
This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic roster of Indigenous Monitors spread out across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba including Métis Nation Monitors and First Nations Monitors in each province. Indigenous Monitors work on an occasional basis and have the opportunity to gain practical “in the field” experience, as well as access paid training relevant to Indigenous Monitoring.
IS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU?
The IAMC is seeking Indigenous Monitors that have experience out on the land, including traditional land use, cultural features, practices, and ceremony, combined with some knowledge or interest in learning about federal and provincial legislation and regulations pertaining to pipeline construction and operation, mitigation measures, and compliance related to matters of Indigenous interest.
Knowledge, education and experience in the following areas will be considered assets but are not required for the position:
- Knowledge of Indigenous culture, practices, and perspectives as applicable to First Nations and/or the Métis Nation;
- Indigenous (First Nation and/or Métis Nation) rights, claims, and interests including traditional and contemporary land use, cultural artifacts, traditional ecological knowledge, heritage resources, culturally significant, and/or spiritual or sacred sites and regions;
- Mitigation strategies and protocols for cultural artifacts found in construction zones;
- Implementing TRC & UNDRIP reconciliation recommendations and objectives, as applicable to First Nations and/or the Métis Nation;
- Use of Indigenous cultural protocols and protection of Indigenous and Métis Nation intellectual property;
- Implementation of Indigenous Community Agreements; and
- Work on Treaty Lands and traditional lands.
Work may include:
- Long hours, rough terrain in all weather conditions, exposure to hazards with heightened potential for injury;
- Repetitive work, tight deadlines, some challenging interpersonal interactions;
- On call and sporadic workload;
- Overtime which can cause disruption to personal life occurs at certain times of the year;
- Travel for out-of-town inspections or investigations;
- Basic computer skills;
- Standard eye-hand coordination while performing basic keyboarding or computer mouse applications is required as well as the majority of the time being spent on more concentrated analysis of documentation requiring moderate degrees of visual concentration;
- Must have an ability to participate in Indigenous cultural protocols and ceremonies;
- Ability to speak Indigenous languages an asset;
As an Indigenous Monitor, you will support the IAMC’s goal of integrating Indigenous knowledge, teachings, values, use of the land, oral traditions and worldviews into the monitoring, regulation, compliance, mitigation, remediation, and performance of the L3RP for the project lifecycle. In the coming year, the monitoring tasks will focus on Line 3 decommissioning activities in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Responsibilities of Indigenous Monitors include:
- Accompanying CER Inspection Officers during certain compliance verification activities;
- Assisting in the planning and scoping of compliance verification activities;
- Working with CER Inspection Officers on corrective actions to be taken when non-compliance is identified within traditional territories;
- Taking part in joint oversight activities with proponents, other regulators and more;
- Providing or arranging for training and educational materials to Indigenous Nations to improve their knowledge and capacity surrounding the L3RP Activities, including their ability to detect and respond to any spills or other hazards or emergencies;
- Assisting in the creation and distribution of information on a regular basis regarding the L3RP activities and the Committee’s work and efforts to monitor L3RP activities;
- Providing information on the priorities and perspectives of the IAMC;
- Reviewing background materials about the site-specific issues for each inspection that is of interest to the IAMC;
- Reviewing current legislative and regulatory frameworks and requirements applicable to Enbridge activities;
- Complying with all safety requirements;
- Working within set inspection timelines, including during planning and follow-up, with consideration of Enbridge construction and operations schedules;
- Making required reports of inspection activities to IAMC;
- Advising, consulting and collaborating with the IAMC, the Indigenous Monitoring employer, Elders, and Indigenous leaders;
- Maintaining a collaborative relationship with IAMC Committee members and subcommittees, other professional services retained by the IAMC, CER Inspectors, Enbridge Indigenous Monitors, and other industry professionals while supporting the work of the IAMC.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
WHAT IS THE LINE 3 IAMC?
The L3 IAMC brings together a diverse group of people, with representatives from different impacted Indigenous Nations, the federal government (Natural Resources Canada), and the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). The Committee is an innovative and collaborative forum in place to support a reciprocal exchange of information, and meaningful participation of Indigenous Nations in the monitoring of traditional, environmental, safety, and socio-economic aspects of the Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP) to protect the land, air, water, and species and natural resources for generations to come.
WHAT IS THE IAMC MONITORING PROGRAM?
The Monitoring Program is one of the IAMC’s core functions and objectives, as defined by the Terms of Reference. It is an active and ongoing monitoring program that ensures Indigenous Nations are collaboratively and inclusively involved in the monitoring and regulation of the Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP) throughout the life cycle of the project (construction, decommissioning, and operation). The Monitoring Program’s main objective is for the L3RP to be monitored with full consideration of traditional land use, traditional ecological knowledge, sacred sites, historical knowledge, and the diversity of Indigenous traditional and cultural worldviews.