Aboriginal Literacy Advocate Trying New Approach

Friday, September 07, 2007 at 15:19



A Saskatoon man is designing a new way to promote literacy in the Aboriginal population.


Jacob Roesler works for the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Literacy Network.


Roesler says he wants to engage people who don’t read.


He plans to do that by getting people to talk about cultural tasks they have done in the past.


Roesler says, this way, the stories are relevant to his students.


He estimates about half of the Aboriginal population across Canada is not where it should be in terms of literacy.


Roesler says that number gets much higher the further north you go.