Aboriginal Literacy Symposium 2011: New Relationships, New Opportunities! (2012)

Symposium Report

This document outlines the proceedings of a two-day conference on Aboriginal literacy, held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in November 2011.

The main objectives of the conference were to establish focused dialogue and the sharing of information on Aboriginal literacy issues; to establish a network of individuals and organizations committed to addressing Aboriginal literacy; and to begin the process of developing a shared vision and an action plan for improved Aboriginal literacy.

The authors describe the planning for the conference, and provide summaries of the presentations made there. Speakers included Ovide Mercredi, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations; Ningwakwe George, an author and member of the Saugeen First Nation; Scott Murray of the policy research agency DataAngel; and James Bartleman, former lieutenant-governor of Ontario.

The conference included the formation of a vision statement calling for all Aboriginal people to excel and reach their full potential through a holistic approach to literacy and lifelong learning, and to build on the pillars of respect, love, humility, honesty, wisdom, courage, and truth.

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2013-09-26
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Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM). Aboriginal Literacy Symposium 2011: New Relationships, New Opportunities! 2012. Web. 13 Apr. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/lpm/aboriginal/aboriginal.pdf>
Literacy Partners of Manitoba (LPM) (2012). Aboriginal Literacy Symposium 2011: New Relationships, New Opportunities!. Retrieved April 13, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/learning/lpm/aboriginal/aboriginal.pdf
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