Job Opportunity: Instructional Designer (Term) – Online & Remote Work


Instructional Designer – Mental Wellness/Land-Based Learning, Language & Cultural Focus

TERM POSITION, Immediately to March 31, 2021


Online and remote work arrangements (due to Covid-19 restrictions)


Travel may be required to TEA affiliated First Nations’ schools (pending Covid-19 restrictions)

All employees are required to submit a current Driver’s Abstract and Criminal Record Check with Vulnerability Screen.


Treaty Education Alliance is seeking applications from qualified contractors and/or individuals for the position of Instructional Designer.  The Instructional Designer will be responsible for working with existing courses and curricula to prepare them for online delivery. The Instructional Designer will work closely with TEA teams to research and design synchronous and asynchronous courses/modules and accompanying PD specific to mental health, life skills, wholistic well-being, land-based learning, language and culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Education or related field). A Master’s Degree is not required but would be considered an asset. Specific training/education in Instructional Design is an asset.
  • High degree of proficiency in using online learning tools and programs, with preference for Moodle and Microsoft Teams.
  • 2 plus years’ experience working in Instructional Design and/or distance education preferred.
  • A working knowledge of Instructional Design principles and best practices; experience conducting needs assessments and program evaluations also an asset.
  • Experience writing and/or revising curriculum/learning programs.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to connect with people from many diverse backgrounds.
  • History of cultivating relationships and building alliances with agencies and schools.
  • Experience developing and implementing learning programs for a variety of audiences, including experience in designing effective training and professional development.
  • Engaging, collaborative leadership style with mature interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple, competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Approaches and leads with compassion, respect, integrity and a high standard of professional ethics, including membership to a professional association if applicable.
  • Passionate and committed to working with First Nations children, youth and families. using a strength/asset-based approach that aligns to the goal, vision and mandate of the Treaty Education Alliance.

• Salary & Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience

Treaty Education Alliance Inc. is a First Nations educational organization designing and providing quality educational supports and services for First Nations on reserve schools in the Treaty 4 territory (Saskatchewan, Canada). Please visit to learn more about our work with schools.

Forward your resume and cover letter or expression of interest in confidence to:
Attention: Marcy Velestuk, Human Resources
Treaty Education Alliance Inc.
PO Box 1579
Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan S0G1S0

This position will remain open until filled. Respectfully, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Opportunity: Counsellor/Addictions Worker

White Bear Education Complex is seeking the position of a Counsellor/Addictions Worker. The successful candidate will work as a collaborative team providing direct services to the student community. The successful candidate must be willing to relocate.

2020 Annual General Meeting via ZOOM

Are you interested in shaping the future of Indigenous education? Would you like to learn more about the Treaty Education Alliance and its mission? We’re inviting you to join the Treaty Education Alliance on ZOOM for its 2020 Annual General Meeting.

When:  Thursday, September 24 at 3:00pm

Where: ZOOM Online Conference

Door prizes will be awarded at the completion of the meeting. All in attendance are eligible.

We invite you to click the link below to join the AGM via ZOOM:

Treaty 4 Gathering – A Collaborative Statement

Treaty Number 4, 1874, was agreed to between the Canadian government, representing the Crown of Great Britain, and the Plains Cree, Saulteaux and Assiniboine Nations at this place which was to become known as “The Treaty Grounds”.

The Treaty Grounds were a sacred place and the Treaty partners had agreed to meet there every year so that the First Nations could receive their Treaty annuities (the monies and hunting supplies that were promised under Treaty) and to discuss how the terms of the Treaty were being honored,especially in the area of education, health and agricultural assistance.

As promised, the Treaty parties met at the Treaty Grounds in 1875 and 1876, until the federal government halted the practice because they didn’t want First Nations people to gather in large numbers and they didn’t want to face the demands to honor the Treaty promises.

Thereafter, Treaty annuities were given out at other locations, such as the NWMP headquarters at Fort Walsh. Later, annuities were distributed at the Indian Agencies such as File Hills or Qu’Appelle. Eventually, annuities were paid at the First Nations themselves, a practice that continues to this day. There are also Treaty annuity payments in larger urban centers, such as Regina and Saskatoon. Of course, Treaty enforcement is not discussed at these “Treaty Days.”

In the late 1980’s, the old ones began telling the people that they needed to plan a gathering every September on the anniversary of Treaty 4. At first it was a two-day Chiefs Council and then a powwow was added to the gathering. The old ones told the people that the gathering needed to be even bigger, and they needed to gather on the land where the Treaty was signed to show that “we still use this space as a meeting ground as we always have”. They added an amateur hour, a rodeo, a dry
dance, a round dance, powwow, and eventually student activities.

Judy Pinay, who was part of those early conversations, remembers the old ones saying, “It’s a gathering, not a celebration, because there is nothing to celebrate.” The old ones were referring to broken Treaty promises. Over the years, the gathering has grown, even though it does not belong to anyone or any one group. The Minister of Indian Affairs and the Governor General have attended.

The contemporary Treaty Number 4 First Nations have worked together to determine their position regarding treaty. The government has only recently begun to take treaty issues seriously, partly because of political pressure from Canadian society and partly because they are legally compelled to do so. In 1982, recognition of the treaty rights of Indian people were entrenched in Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution, thereby legally obligating the government to fulfill promises that were
either broken or never kept.

The Indian voice is finally being acknowledged, as more people become informed on the history of the treaty and what occurred at the time. It is important to understand the treaty because of the changing populations in the Treaty areas within Saskatchewan. Newcomers and young people must understand the negotiations and the perspectives of those involved. Both Indian and non-Indian people within these treaty areas deserve to know the fuller history of the lands on which they reside.

PPCMP Update

A Newsletter from Saskatchewan’s Provincial Partnership Committee on Missing Persons [PPCMP]

Click here to view the full bulletin (PDF)




Job Opportunity: Student Support Facilitator / Psychometrist OR Psychologist

Treaty Education Alliance is seeking applications from qualified contractors and/or individuals for the position of Student Support Facilitator/Psychometrist OR Psychologist.

The Student Support Facilitator/Psychometrist OR Psychologist will provide specialized services for Alliance schools in the area of student support, special education supports, assessments, reporting and professional development.

Please click here for the full job posting

2020 School Kick-Off Sessions

On August 28, 2020, Treaty Education Alliance hosted a full day or workshops centred around a safe and mindful return to our classrooms.

Please see below for recorded instances of these workshops, and/or the supporting content that was used during presentations.

For more information, please contact us at


Math Benchmarking Tool

Introduction to Seesaw


2020 Annual General Meeting

Treaty Education Alliance is hosting its 2020 Annual General Meeting via ZOOM on

Thursday, September 24, at 3:00pm

For more information on this event, please contact Lori Whiteman at We ask that all RSVP’s be submitted via email to Marcy Velestuk ( by Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Request for Proposal – ED Performance Appraisal

This Request for Proposal is being issued by the Board of Directors of Treaty Education Alliance (TEA), to obtain proposals from external consultants to conduct a Performance Appraisal of the Executive Director.

Treaty Education Alliance is a First Nations educational organization designing and providing quality educational supports and services for First Nations on reserve schools in the Treaty 4 territory.

Click here to view/download the full RDP (.PDF)


Congratulations 2020 Graduates!

The TEA would like to wish a heartfelt congratulations to all 2020 graduates. We know this is not the environment in which you expected to graduate, but we are extremely proud of your accomplishments and look forward to watching you continue to grow into Nation Builders of the future.

Below is a list of graduates from our affiliate schools:

School Name Grade
Asiniw-Kisik Education Campus Albert, Brody K
Asapace, Alivia K
Blue Eyes-Dustyhorn, Laraya K
Crowe-Shephard, Delilah K
Desjarlais, Kayla K
Kahnapace, Aliah K
Asiniw-Kisik Education Campus Asapace, Ty 12
Desjarlais, April 12
Wakeenew, Alaiya 12
Worm, McKenna 12
Cheif Gabriel Cote Education Complex Benson-Severight, Kaycee K
Cote, Jamie K
Cote, Jewls K
Cote, Kaydence K
Cote-Shingoose, Carlyle K
Ironstand, Roderica K
Keewatin, Lane K
Nault, Edmond K
Peeteetuce, Icecius K
Poorman, Dakota K
Ross, Brooke K
Severight, Erik K
Shingoose, Olivia K
Straightnose, Jayse K
Tourangeau, Tendley K
Whitehawk, Bailey K
Whitehawk, Taveah K
Cheif Gabriel Cote Education Complex Chelsea Konowalchuk 12
Shylissa Quewezance 12
Nevada Friday 12
Teegan Cote 12
Muskowekwan School Desjarlais-Patenaude, Cassidy K
Hunter, Ella Blu K
Hunter, Ronin K
Manitopyes, Kassidy K
Moise-Albert, Sammy K
Oochoo, Christian K
Poorman, Kaelin K
Raphael-Gordon, Tyson K
Tiefenbach, Aevalynn K
Tom, Marcus K
Whitehawk-Patenaude, Olivia K
Windigo, Kaydence K
Windigo, Kendall K
Wolfe, Jaxon K
Wolfe, Tobias K
Muskowekwan School Campeau, Jeremiah 8
Desjarlais, Helena 8
Desjarlais, Jake 8
Hunter, Isabelle 8
Longman, Jayron 8
Longman, Lexus 8
McKay, Creelyn 8
Moise, Landon 8
Moise-Benjoe, Tremaine 8
Oochoo-Lalond, Kashton 8
Scott, Jerome 8
Severight, Koriona 8
Tony, Dylon 8
Tony, Melody 8
Whitequill-Wolfe, Gerald 8
Wolfe, Brett 8
Wolfe, Roderick 8
Wolfe, Somer 8
Wolfe, Tahreeah 8
Pheasant Rump School Petraeus McArthur K
Angelique Desjarlais K
Lucas McArthur K
Ronin Still K
Delaney Dolphin K
White Bear Education Complex Aubree Buffalo K
Logan Kaiswatum K
Dayvini Kakakaway K
Katayvah Lonechild Smith K
Kaiden Lonechild K
Olivia Lonethunder K
Luke Maxay K
Avery Standingready K
Shane Bigstone K
White Bear Education Complex Delorme, Sharissa 12
Graham, Daniel 12
Kinistino, Cassidy 12
Lonechild, Da-Yona 12
Redstar, Lara 12