Financial empowerment can contribute to success for Indigenous youth: FNU AVP

December 7, 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 personal finance textbooks provide excellent content, but do not include the taxation, housing, banking, and other specifics that impact Indigenous people. To this end, Schneider discusses how she embarked on the development of an openly licensed textbook titled Financial Empowerment. “Sharing the wisdom and power of culturally relevant financial literacy education in Indigenous communities is one way to promote the success of Indigenous youth,” the author concludes. National Post (National)