Month: June 2012

How the Aboriginal Literacy Project Began

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Steven Point reveals why he started the Aboriginal Literacy Project, where he first got the idea, and how the project first developed. In each of the ten Canadian provinces the Lieutenant Governor has the choice…

Equal Partnerships Important

Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Steven Point discusses why it is important to engage First Nations communities as equal partners, and not just provide a service for them. For First Nations communities to achieve buy-in with any project, they must…

Expanding Beyond Donations

His Honour Steven Point, the Lt. Governor of British Columbia, explains how the Aboriginal Literacy Project has the potential to expand well beyond the donation of books and the installation of libraries in remote communities. Once partnerships between urban groups…

Canadian Aboriginal Literacy Levels Need to Improve

Articles in recent newspapers, such as the Vancouver Sun, have unearthed a worrisome trend. While computer and general literacy levels are high in Canada (92.5 percent in British Columbia) in aboriginal communities they remain very low. Nobody knows for sure…