Community Call-Outs for Mohawk Language Interpreter
TERRITORY OF AKWESASNE – The Chief Referendum Officer (Chief Electoral Officer)
Leona Benedict is posting this call out for interested individuals to submit their
applications for consideration to the position of Mohawk Language Interpreter. To qualify,
the individual must:
a) be a Member eighteen (18) years of age or older;
b) not be a sitting member of Council or Justice of the Peace or Justice of the
Akwesasne Mohawk Court;
c) not be a sitting member of the Akwesasne Review Commission;
d) be in Good Standing under Akwesasne’s Good Standing Policy; and
e) have a criminal reference check, if selected as an interpreter going Door-to-Door.
The Mohawk Language Interpreter will be responsible to attend the designated
Referendum Polling Station the day of the referendum, and be on call for appointments
with community members during the period of Online Voting. The Mohawk Language
Interpreter may be request to assist in recording advertisements in the Mohawk Language
to relay information about the Tsikaristisere/Dundee Claim Settlement Agreement and
Two (2) Mohawk Language Interpreters will work a total of eighty (80) hours beginning
October 1, 2018 until December 7, 2018. The rate of remuneration for this position will be
$65.00 per hour, based on the schedule identified by the Chief Referendum Officer.
Four (4) Mohawk Language Interpreters will work a total of eight (8) hours on Saturday,
December 8, 2018. The rate of remuneration for this position will be $65.00 per hour.
Individuals interested in the positions that begin October 1, 2018, if selected, must be
available for one (1) week of paid training on September 17-21, 2018 during business
Individuals interested in the positions relating to the Referendum Polling Station voting, if
selected, must be available for one (1) day of paid training to be scheduled in November
Applications submitted for consideration of this position must include the following:
a) completed application form indicating the positions they are applying to;
b) a letter of interest signed by the applicant outlining how he or she meets the
qualifications, including level of fluency in the Mohawk Language and experience in
providing translation services;
c) consent to verify Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Membership;
d) consent to run a Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Good Standing Policy check; and
e) consent to undergo a criminal reference check.
The deadline to submit completed applications is Friday, September 7, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
For a copy of the application for a Mohawk Language Interpreter or more information on
the referendum for the Tsikaristisere/Dundee Claim Settlement Agreement, please contact
the Chief Referendum Officer Leona Benedict by telephone at 613-575-2250 ext. 2406, by
facsimile at 613-575-1726 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org