New study of Mi'kmaq literacy needs

Tuesday is Canada Book Day, and the federal government is using the day to announce funding for an aboriginal literacy research project.

Tuesday is Canada Book Day, and the federal government is using the day to announce funding for an aboriginal literacy research project.

The University of Prince Edward Island is receiving $36,000 to study literacy in four rural Mi'kmaq communities on P.E.I. and Nova Scotia.

Ten families will help the researchers prepare a literacy needs assessment.

The goal is to develop a family literacy program for families living in Mi'kmaq communities.