Website Noojmowin Teg

Job Summary: Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is seeking the full-time services of a Nehbookaat Gehnwehndung (Traditional Knowledge Keeper. The Traditional Knowledge Keeper is responsible for providing traditional healing services, prescribing traditional medicines, holding traditional ceremonies and gatherings, and other traditional supports that align with Anishinabek values, practices and spirituality. The Traditional Knowledge Keeper facilitates and supports the development
and provision of ongoing cultural safety training for inter-professional team members (both internally and externally), supports the increased integration and cross referrals between traditional and western healing and health practices, and works closely with other traditional resources including the Fire and Lodge Keeper.

About: Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is comprised of a multi-team of health care professions providing community-based services using a wholistic approach that integrates both traditional and western healing practices. Our unique team includes:

Traditional Health and Cultural Services, Primary Care, Health and Wellness and Mental Health & Addictions Services.

Given the traditional practices of the Anishinabek, from time to time, exposure to wood smoke and the burning of sacred medicines, including tobacco, sweet grass, sage, and cedar, may occur within the work setting.

Noojmowin Teg Health Centre is an inclusive employer.

Accommodation is available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005.

• Is a recognized Healer within Anishinabek communities, preferably local
• Proven experience in giving traditional medicines to those seeking traditional healing
• Proven ability to provide requested support to individuals and/or groups using traditional teachings and practices.
• Extended experience in offering traditional healing ceremonies
• Extended experience working and being mentored by an experienced traditional healer/healers who use traditional
medicines and other traditional healing practices
• Deep knowledge of regional Indigenous teachings and traditional practitioners
• In development, an understanding of how western medicines interact with traditional medicines
• Proven ability to effectively lead and mentor from a traditional perspective
• Proven ability to develop and deliver cultural safety training
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Strong ability to prioritize, plan, organize and schedule
• Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin, preferred
• Knowledge of the traditional resources available within the Manitoulin Catchment area, preferred
• Ability to act as a role model of living the good life through the Seven Grandfather Teachings
• Valid Class G driver’s license and access to a vehicle
• Clear Vulnerable Sector Check required.
• Experience working within Electronic Medical Records, preferred.

Submission Pre-Requisites: Please submit a cover letter, resume, list three (3) work-related references, driver’s abstract and
a current vulnerable sector.

Applications: Can be received marked ‘Confidential’, by email at, by facsimile at
(705) 368-3922, or by mail to

Attn: Human Resources:
Noojmowin Teg Health Centre
48 Hillside Road, Aundeck Omni Kaning F.N.
Postal Bag 2002, Hwy. 540
Little Current, ON P0P 1K0


To learn more about this employment opportunity, call (705) 368-0083 ext. 248.

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