Financial Literacy and Learning for Aboriginals (FLLAME)

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC, in partnership with the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network (CLLN), created this program made possible by the support of the TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund, which is administrated by Prosper Canada formerly known as Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI).

The program is called Financial Literacy and Learning for Aboriginals Means Empowerment – FLLAME. It was developed to holistically and culturally provide the most up-to-date information that impacts on course participants’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and feelings related to financial matters. The way people think, feel and react to money situations will be explored to get the students thinking about their own spending styles and attitudes about money. This will empower adult learners to make informed decisions as to what changes they can incorporate. FLLAME will provide an historical/cultural perspective on how Indigenous people managed their resources, and how those ancestral values can be applied to today’s context. This webinar will outline the importance of the five financial literacy competencies, as well as the process from maximizing success with the students participating in FLLAME.

Ningwakwe George

Ningwakwe George is an Anishnawbe Kwe from the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation. She has been involved in Aboriginal education/literacy for 30 years at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

Maria Morrison

Maria Morrison has been developing indigenous literacy resources for 19 years. She previously worked with Ningwakwe Learning Press and is currently a publishing and literacy consultant.