National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! It’s a day to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. You can find BC events for National Indigenous Peoples Day on this interactive map. Looking for ways to celebrate? There are some great suggestions in National Indigenous Peoples Day: 10… Read more

Statistics Canada’s PIAAC Reports

Statistics Canada has released its third report further analyzing the Canadian data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult competencies (PIAAC). Key findings from Literacy and numeracy among off-reserve First Nations people and Métis include: • Off-reserve First Nations and Métis adults have lower literacy and numeracy scores than non-Aboriginal adults. For example,… Read more

Aboriginal Fathers

Since National Aboriginal Day and Father’s Day both occur this coming Sunday, today’s blog post will feature some resources for Aboriginal fathers. Fatherhood is Forever is one in a series of four booklets designed for First Nations and Métis parents in BC.  It discusses why fathers are important, learning how to be a father, and… Read more