The NOIIE Numeracy and Literacy Project is an initiative launched in the fall of 2022, with the generous support of the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care. There are 10 schools across British Columbia, Canada, that are involved in this project focusing on improving the numeracy and literacy skills of Indigenous learners. The project seeks to incorporate Indigenous pedagogies into the Language Arts and Math curriculum, and foster a strong learner agency in these areas.
The first year of the project was successful, with several schools showcasing their work at the Symposium in May 2023 and all schools submitting thorough case studies in June 2023. Due to the positive outcomes of the first year, the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care has extended their support for this critical area of inquiry, and the project will continue another year. This will allow school teams to delve deeper into their inquiries and further improve their practices. We are grateful for their support in this important initiative to improve the education of all learners.