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Trapper Liaison – Chateh, AB

Career Posting : Trapper Liaison – Chateh, AB

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Type: Full-Time
Term: Permanent
Closing Date: August 16, 2023 5:00 pm

Employment Opportunity

 Open to DTFN Members





The Dene Tha’ First Nation is currently accepting applications to fill the position of Trapper Liaison for the Lands Dept. based out of the Chateh Admin. Office. This is a full-time permanent position with benefits.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate communication between trappers, government agencies, NGO’s, and other stakeholders to ensure voices are heard, their concerns are heard and addressed and other contributions recognized.
  • Provide support to trappers by helping them access resources, services, and registered trapline administration that can help them succeed in their commercial small fur-bearing trade and Treaty rights activities.
  • Advocate for trappers’ rights to ensure that their traditional knowledge, practices, and rights are recognized and respected by governments and other stakeholders.
  • Monitor and evaluate trapping activities to ensure that they are conducted in a sustainable and responsible manner and, in accordance with Indigenous laws and practices.
  • Develop and implement management plans with trappers, government agencies, and other stakeholders to develop and implement management plans that promote sustainable and responsible trapping practices while respecting Indigenous rights and practices.
  • Educate the public about the importance of trapping to Indigenous cultures, economies, and ecosystems, including, outreach, education, and awareness-raising activities.
  • Promote collaboration and partnership that support responsible trapping and practices and Indigenous rights.
  • Coordinate trapper and community involvement in Lands Department projects are about braiding Traditional knowledge with science and are funded by various Partners and Allies in government, industry, or not-for-profit organizations. These partners and allies may need assistance in planning, facilitating and administrative follow-ups on DTFN’s community-side, with interviews, meetings, field work and other logistical and administrative roles and tasks.



  • Must have a deep understanding of the Indigenous culture and traditions.
  • Knowledge of traditional practices, and natural resource management.
  • Physical fitness and ability to work in remote and challenging environments.
  • Computer and technology skills (Windows, Microsoft Office, DTFN Guardians Survey App)
  • Must possess a valid Class 5 Drivers License and have transportation.
    • Ability to understand and speak Dene Tha’ language fluently.


Educations and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Certification or Diploma in natural resource management, conservation, or a related field. Relevant experience in natural resources management would be an asset.


Closing Date: August 16, 2023


Submit resumes to:


Human Resources Manager

Dene Tha’ First Nation

P.O. Box 958 High Level, AB T0H 1Z0

Fax: (780) 926-5730



We thank all applicants in advance; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.