Meewasin Indigenous Experiences Content Developer -- 2020-Content

The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to invite Proponents to prepare and submit competitive Proposals for a content developer consultant who will coordinate and develop interpretive/educational content to be included on five interpretive signs throughout the Meewasin Valley and on a digital platform (created by Meewasin), focused on local Indigenous people and their histories. The content created is intended to engage visitors in authentic and experiential Indigenous knowledge, history, culture and local stories in order to promote reconciliation and generate a better understanding of First Nations and Métis people within these lands. This process will include reviewing content generated from engagement sessions, provide insights into current delivery methods, determine with the organization the needs of the project, develop interpretive content in numerous formats of delivery (i.e., written, audio, video, photos, 3D audio, etc.) for interpretive signs and the digital platform, working with Meewasin and our partners to find Elders and spokespeople to deliver multimedia content, translate content in multiple languages (i.e., English, French, Cree, and Michif), work with digital consultants to best display content, and provide ongoing administration which may require both short and long term adjustments and strategies.

Meewasin Valley Authority (hereinafter referred to as “Meewasin”) was incorporated under The Meewasin Valley Authority Act (SK) in 1979 as a non-profit corporation and is a registered charity pursuant to the Income Tax Act. Meewasin is a conservation agency for approximately 80 km of the South Saskatchewan River valley through the municipalities of Saskatoon and Corman Park. The Meewasin Board of Directors is made up of representatives of its three Participating Parties, the Government of Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan, and City of Saskatoon. Meewasin delivers programs in resource management, education about the local environment and history, and the development of public facilities in the Meewasin Valley.

In conjunction with funding provided by Western Economic Diversification Canadian Experiences Fund, Meewasin is working with First Nations and Métis partners in the region to bring Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing to the Meewasin Valley through the Meewasin Indigenous Experiences Project. The goal of the project is to provide authentic and interactive educational content that will connect visitors to transformative Indigenous tourism experiences, the land represented within our river valley, and the stories of the people who lived/live here.

The goal of this project aligns with the partners for the Indigenous Tourism Corridor, a project that is engaging First Nations communities and Tribal Councils in creating transformative Indigenous tourism experiences from Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Wanuskewin to Beardy’s & Okemasis’ Cree Nation. Meewasin has engaged the partners for the Indigenous Tourism Corridor as well as surrounding First Nations and Tribal Councils to provide consultation and information that will aid in the success of this project.

Competition Documents:
2020.02.11 - Request for Proposal - WD Indigenous Content.pdf
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Andrea Zielger
Response Address
Meewasin Valley Authority
402 Third Avenue South
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Competition Information
Meewasin Valley Authority
Meewasin Indigenous Experiences Content Developer
Request for Proposal
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