Financial empowerment can contribute to success for Indigenous youth

December 12, 2018

For Indigenous youth embarking on higher education and careers, financial empowerment marks the road to success, writes Bettina Schneider, Associate Vice-President Academic of First Nations University. Schneider explains how many First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities have experienced persistent barriers that have contributed to gaps in financial literacy. Furthermore, many personal finance books provide excellent content, but do not include the taxation, housing, banking, and other specifics that impact Indigenous people. To this end, Schneider explains how “sharing the wisdom and power of culturally relevant financial literacy education in Indigenous communities is one way to promote the success of Indigenous youth.” National Post (Canada)