Module 2 – Post 1: Social Media as a Tool for Inclusion

This is a report of the findings of research commissioned by Human Resources and Skill Development Canada. The study sought to determine the extent, nature and benefits of social media use by vulnerable populations – Aboriginal peoples being one of those populations — and by the institutions that serve them, and to explore the extent to which such media help to overcome social isolation and barriers to inclusion in Canadian society. The report suggests that First Nations and Inuit peoples have embraced social media to keep in touch with their communities, fight addiction, showcase Aboriginal arts and crafts, preserve cultural identity and support political advocacy.

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