SALN Gatherings and Galas
The goal of these forums was to discuss the real numbers and situations of those experiencing barriers due to a lack of literacy skills, the obstacles to adult learning, and possible solutions to these roadblocks. Three forums were held in Saskatchewan in 2008. The guest speaker was Senator Lillian Dyck at the Saskatoon and Prince Albert forums, and Vera Tourangeau presented in Regina.
Using the results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey 2003 as a tool and launching pad for discussion, different groups joined the SALN and partnering agencies in an afternoon of reflection and problem solving in the area of Aboriginal literacy in Saskatchewan. Through awareness, dialogue and focus, they endeavoured to move forward together.