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Strengthening our communities

Bimose translates from the Anishinaabe word ‘to walk’.  Our company uses this as a reminder to always walk with our Member First Nations.

About Bimose Tribal Council

Our Tribal Council is owned and directed by 9 Anishinaabe communities in Northwestern Ontario:

  • Eagle Lake First Nation
  • Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First Nation
  • Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation
  • Washagamis Bay First Nation
  • Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation
  • Shoal Lake #40 First Nation
  • Wabaseemoong Independent Nations
  • Wabauskang First Nation
  • Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation

Vision Statement: We walk to strengthen our Anishinaabe way and our goal is to build a better, stronger, healthier life for the Anishinaabeg

Mission Statement: Bimose Tribal Council strives to provide our member communities with responsible, relevant, and quality advisory & professional services and program delivery. We fully support our Anishinaabe governments in their quest to enhance the quality of life of the Anishinaabeg. We endeavor to integrate our culture and tradition into all of our activities and to be an open, transparent, and innovative organization.

Bimose Tribal Council staff concentrate on assisting communities with their educational initiatives including Curriculum Development. Services are designed according to the types of requests received on major concerns discussed at various meetings.

The department of education encompasses activities such as: counselling students; assisting in tuition agreement negotiations; providing education resources and curriculum information; providing ongoing advice to Education Authorities and Boards; providing, as required, other needed services. Activities include post-secondary education program administration for First Nations on request.

Project Background

Through ongoing discussions, Bimose Tribal Council was directed to produce culturally relevant curriculum for use in our schools. Historically, there were a huge number of Residential Schools in the Treaty #3 area and it has greatly impacted our communities and families. We seek to be able to tell our story through curriculum development which will be used at the schools Bimose Tribal Council provides services to. The selected consultant/firm should have a great understanding of the area protocols, language and culture while being sensitive to the nature of the subject matter. This would include:

  1. Gather and assess existing resources that speak to Treaty #3 Residential Schools
  2. Work with Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers on oral history of Residential Schools
  3. Develop the necessary grade-specific resources to accompany Residential School Curriculum for Grades K-6

Project Timeline

(Items in bold require selected firm to attend meeting in Kenora, ON)

January 31, 2022 – Deadline for proposals
February 4, 2022 – Confirmation of selected firm/consultant
March 11, 2022 – Submission of first draft of curriculum
June 11, 2022 – Submission of second draft of design
March 31, 2022 – Submission of final draft

Conclusion

If you are interested in working with Bimose Tribal Council to develop, design and produce the curriculum, submit a proposal with the following information:

  • Your background in education/curriculum development
  • Samples (can be submitted electronically) of your work
  • List of clients for whom you may have provided similar work and samples
  • Detailed Budget (Including travel to Kenora for presentations/interviews with Elders, Rate per hour, etc.).

Conditions: Media usage/rights granted/period of use Bimose Tribal Council retains exclusive rights and usage in all media and applications. Copyright of all material, images, logos remain the property of Bimose Tribal Council.

Please submit your expression of interest and proposal including all components as noted above by Monday, January 31, 2022 at 4:00 P.M. to:

Ms. Cynthia Jourdain
Bimose Tribal Council
598 Lakeview Drive
Kenora, ON P9N 3P7
Phone: (807) 468-5551, Ext. 240
Email: [email protected]

Visit the Bimose Tribal Council website at www.bimose.ca