Aboriginal Learning Overview

 

As guests, the Literacy Victoria Board of Directors and staff are very thankful to live, work and learn within the sacred traditional territories of the Coast Salish people of the Esquimalt, Pauquachin, Songhees, Tsawout, Tsartlip, Tseycum and T’Souke Nations.

 

The Aboriginal Learning Program is comprised of two components: the Aboriginal Tutor Training Program and the Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills Pilot Project. These learner-centered programs utilized the approach and philosophy of other Literacy Victoria programs, yet also reflect and respect Aboriginal resources and ways of knowing.

 

The Aboriginal Tutor Training Programa train-the-trainer model that built community capacity for tutoring in Aboriginal communities, particularly on-reserve First Nations communities. From 2006—2011, this program was funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education (Government of British Columbia).

 

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The Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) Pilot Project—a three year community-based pilot project assisting First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island and their citizens in developing a learning vision and set of pathways that are culturally relevant and reflective of customized literacy and essential skills needs, interests and priorities. Funding for the ALES Pilot Project was provided by the Office of Literacy and Essential Skills—Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (Government of Canada). This project was completed in February 2013, and the ALES Pilot Project Final Report and other resources are available online (click the "Read more" section below).

 

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For information on resources in developing similar learning programs in Aboriginal communities, please call us at 250.381.3755 or via email at info@literacyvictoria.ca

 

Thank you/Hych'ke/Huy ch q'u

  

 RESOURCES

Aboriginal Literacy Webinars

 

Document: Canadian Council on Learning (2007). First Nations holistic lifelong learning model.

 

Document: FASD workplace literacy assessment instructions

 

Document: Saskatchewan Literacy Network and Saskatchewan Advanced Education and Employment (2006). The circle of learning: Saskatchewan adult literacy benchmarks levels 1 and 2. Saskatoon, SK: Author.

 

Document: English 12 First Peoples Guide

 

Document: Empowering the Spirit, Ensuring Survival (Ontario Native Literacy Coalition, 2003)

 

Document: Students on the Move: Ways to Address the Impact of Mobility among Aboriginal Student (Canadian Council on Learning, 2008)

 

Nuu-chah-nulth Traditional Foods Toolkit: Resources for harvesting and preparing traditional foods on the west coast of Vancouver Island

 

Report: Dorpat Halverson, J. (2011). Walking in two worlds: Living an animistic spiritual worldview in the western United States. Doctor of Psychology Dissertation. Seattle, WA: Antioch University Seattle.

 

Video: CyberSafe videos for children and youth

 

Video: Smartboard video tutorials

 

Website: Nunavut Literacy Council

 

Workbook: Douglas College (2010). An Aboriginal essential skills journey: Planting the seeds for growth. Coquitlam, BC: Author.

 

Website: Adult Literacy Rate in Canada

 

Website: Essential skills at the Coast Salish Employment and Training Society

 

Website: First Voices

 

Website: Internet safety for children and youth

 

Website: Literacy resource links for children

 

Website: SENĆOŦEN Master Apprenticeship Program

 

Website: Victoria Community Micro Lending Society

 

Website: Victoria Native Friendship Centre

 

Website: Virtual museum: The story of the masks

 

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