Including Elders – A Guide for Indigenous Literacy Programs

 The ONLC acknowledges that First Nation peoples of Canada have distinct histories as well as diverse cultural and social practices. In this resource, we hope to provide information and lesson plans for the adult literacy community as it strives to respect and honour the Elders of our communities and include Indigenous ways of knowing in passing on wisdom and experience.

By including Elders in regular adult literacy programming in your community, you will be:

  • Acknowledging the traditional territories on which you are situated
  • Developing cultural competence through Elder engagement
  • Understanding meaningful community consultation
  • Building respectful relationships with Indigenous communities

This booklet features teachings about Elders and protocols.



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