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Our first priorities

  • Advocacy for better understanding of Native literacy issues and the fundamental needs of Native programs such as stable funding, adequate facilities and appropriate, culturally-sensitive resources
  • Providing program referrals and information on best practice in the field of skills upgrading for Native adults
  • Ensuring timely and appropriate training for Native Literacy Service Providers
  • Pursuing field development projects that advance the aims of the ONLC and benefit Native literacy and skills upgrading programs
  • Developing and sharing culturally-relevant resources that support Native literacy initiatives
  • Researching potential gaps in the delivery of Native literacy services and developing strategies to respond to them