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Learning to read at 86: Yukon elder and his tutor receive literacy award – CBC

Louie Smith and tutor Ted Ackerman received this year’s Council of the Federation Literacy Award

Sep 10, 2019

You’re never too old to learn.

Just ask 86-year-old Kwanlin Dun First Nation elder Louie Smith, whose lifelong dream was to learn to read in English.

After four years spent working with Ted Ackerman, a tutor-volunteer with Yukon Learn, the two were recognized at an award ceremony in Whitehorse. They are this year’s recipients of the Council of the Federation Literacy Award.

The national award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovative practice, and excellence in literacy.

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