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Write to Read Project

Write to Read Project

An exciting new project is in the works that offers the hope of new beginnings for the Snuneymuxw First Nation. The Young Professionals of Nanaimo (YPN) and Herold Engineering are teaming up to help build a new library in the traditional Snuneymuxw territory.

Snuneymuxw Councilor Emmy Manson feels that this project will open the door to many new opportunities, and looks forward to creating a learning centre that provides access to teachings centred on education, language, technology and culture.

“The most important thing for us is access,” said Manson. “Library programs often focus on children, but adult literacy is a large struggle in our community due to residential schools and colonization. We want to create a learning space that is not just about academia, but that also reflects our culture. It is important to implement our heritage early on, and provide a space that our children and community can identify with,” she said...