Aboriginal Financial Literacy – Journey to Empowerment
Date posted: November 9, 2015
The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, in partnership with the Prince George Native Friendship Centre and the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, developed and tested the Aboriginal Financial Literacy: Journey to Empowerment curriculum.
This curriculum explores the topic of financial literacy through an Aboriginal lens by starting with peoples’ relationship with money and exploring how history and culture have affected financial literacy among Aboriginal peoples. Financial literacy refers to having the knowledge, skills and confidence to make effective financial decisions.
While hard skills like expense tracking and budgeting are foundational pieces to financial literacy, the overall goal of this curriculum is to help people create a positive relationship with money in order to empower them to make wise and effective financial choices. Becoming financially wise leads to less stress, greater happiness in work and home life, greater opportunity for personal and professional growth, the ability to pass knowledge on to children, and more stable families and communities.
While this curriculum was developed for use in Friendship Centres, permission has been granted for other organizations and individuals to use this curriculum. Click here for the Facilitator’s Guidebook. More information on this curriculum is available here.