Source: Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)
Focus: CCL has introduced three online, interactive learning tools, accessible from CCL’s website. These online tools provide an opportunity to demonstrate how the Holistic Lifelong Learning Models can be used to identify data gaps, disseminate information to a larger audience and increase access to data and indicators.
Summary: First Nations, Inuit and Métis people have long advocated learning that affirms their own ways of knowing, cultural traditions and values. However, Aboriginal Peoples also desire Western education that can equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in Canadian society. First Nations, Inuit and Métis recognize that “two ways of knowing” will foster the necessary conditions for nurturing healthy, sustainable communities.
Increasingly, Aboriginal communities are administering educational programs and services formerly delivered by non-Aboriginal governments. They are developing culturally relevant curricula and community-based language and culture programs, and creating their own educational institutions.