SVDN Employment Opportunity – Dakota Language & Culture Instructor (2021.12.31)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Dakota Iapi II Project identifies the need for a structured approach to teaching the Dakota Language and Culture to the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation citizens residing on and off reserve. The instructors will be teaching a wide range of learners from young to older adults who have limited knowledge of the language and culture. The emphasis will be on teaching participants to speak the language and learning to read language resources available.


  • Develop lesson plans for beginner, intermediate, and fluent language speakers
  • Ensure all program resources developed are maintained in Dakota language database
  • Utilize elder and community resources as identified enhance program delivery
  • Teach participants in group sessions and individual family “nest” sessions as required
  • Assist in preparation of webinars through Zoom for delivery of language lessons and other information sessions required on the program
  • Assess and evaluate the progress of participants in the program
  • Participate in program planning and assessment exercises
  • Contribute to development and incorporation of land-based workshops in program delivery
  • Commitment to program delivery schedule and activities developed, ie. Regular team meetings, information sessions, etc.
  • Provide written and verbal reports as required


  • A minimum of Grade 12
  • Must be fluent speaker in the Dakota Language and able to read the language
  • Teaching experience preferred but not a requirement
  • Great organizational, written, and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient in computers and programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Knowledge of the Dakota cultural, customs, values, and traditions
  • Commitment to Sioux Valley Dakota Nation mission, policies, and Dakota values
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Clear Child and Adult Abuse Registry Check

APPLICATION DEADLINE:           Friday, Dec 31st, 2021 4:00 PM

Submit cover letter and resumes to:

Human Resources Department

Sioux Valley Dakota Nation

P.O. Box 38

Griswold MB R0M 0S0

PH: 204-855-2760   FAX: 204-855-2131


We thank all who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted