Managing Your Money

Managing Your Money: Tools and tips to help you meet your goals is a series of seven worksheets to help Indigenous individuals and families to set and work towards money goals. Each financial topic and activity is paired with a teaching from the animal world that draws on skills, strengths and experiences in managing resources…. Read more

Five Indigenous Financial Literacy Resources

The financial literacy challenges of Indigenous individuals and communities are complicated by cultural and structural barriers. (Collin, 2011) Here are five resources that have been developed to support Indigenous financial literacy: Financial Health and Wealth is a new publication from the Native Women’s Association of Canada. While NWAC focuses on the lives of Indigenous women… Read more

First Nation Communities Read

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! It’s a time to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  Books written by Indigenous authors are something that you can enjoy any time of year. Every year since 2003, First Nation Communities Read has run an annual reading program. (You may… Read more

First Nations Financial Fitness

First Nations Financial Fitness: Your Guide for Getting Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise  is a handbook with the information, tools and resources to help make informed decisions about your relationship with money.  First produced by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC in 2011, the handbook has an online version. We posted earlier about the Native… Read more

Math Catcher

Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling is a BC program that introduces mathematics and science to Aboriginal students through the use of First Nations imagery and storytelling.  It is based on the belief that it is crucial that we engage Aboriginal students in mathematics and science at the early age. Math Catcher encourages elementary and… Read more

First Peoples

First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers aims to fill the need for clear information in simple language about the First Peoples in Vancouver. It introduces newcomers to three important topics: who are Aboriginal people (or First Peoples) in Vancouver and Canada; a brief overview of the relationship between the Government of Canada and First Peoples;… Read more

It’s All About the Money

The Native Women’s Association of Canada develops and delivers programs promoting equality for Aboriginal women and girls. A financial literacy program has been created to support economic empowerment. It’s All About the Money is a culturally relevant financial literacy project that covers personal relationship to money, credit, managing money, savings and investment, application of learning,… Read more

Invisible Heroes

June is Aboriginal History Month in Canada. It is a month for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to reflect upon the history, contributions, culture, sacrifices and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. One way to mark the month is to read Invisible Heroes: Aboriginal stories from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. This book is a result… 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

FLLAME – New Financial Literacy Courses

FLLAME – Financial Literacy and Learning for Aboriginals Means Empowerment – is a new series of financial literacy Moodle courses developed by the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition in partnership with the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network. It was developed to holistically and culturally provide the most up-to-date information that impacts on course participants’ knowledge, skills,… Read more