ERIC Number: ED359821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy for Metis and Non-Status Indian Peoples: A National Strategy.
Native Studies and Applied Research, Inc., East Regina (Saskatchewan). Gabriel Dumont Inst.; Metis National Council.
The condition of literacy programming for Metis and Non-Status Indian Peoples in Canada is reported. Metis peoples are defined as Aboriginal People distinct from Indian and Inuit, descendants of the historic Metis, and descendants of Aboriginal Peoples who have been absorbed by the historic Metis, all of whom share a common cultural identity and political will. The Non-Status Indian Peoples are those of Aboriginal ancestry who are not defined as Indian within the criteria of the Indian Act and are not part of the Metis community. The research was designed to identify successful approaches and programs presented in existence and to discover gaps and needs. Data for the study was obtained through a literature review and telephone interviews with three separate groups: personnel in literacy programming for provincial and territorial governments; representatives of Metis and non-status Indian organizations; and personnel in literacy programs deemed successful for Aboriginal peoples. This report consists of the following parts: the Literacy Campaign of Canada as it affects this population; defining literacy in general; defining literacy for a literacy strategy for Metis and Non-Status Indian People and communities; characteristics of successful programs; and developing a national strategy. The report concludes with recommendations for: a national forum to discuss the issues; a literacy campaign; an education act; Aboriginal control of Aboriginal education policy; support structures; needs assessment; a literacy coalition; development of a research base; and formation of a National Literacy Council for Metis and Non-Status Indians. Appended are the names and addresses of individuals and organizations surveyed. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Native Studies and Applied Research, Inc., East Regina (Saskatchewan). Gabriel Dumont Inst.; Metis National Council.
Identifiers - Location: Canada