Towards Indigenous Feminist Financial Literacy Education


  • Levon Ellen Blue Queensland University of Technology
  • Laura Elizabeth Pinto Ontario Tech University



Indigenous feminisms, financial literacy education, financial literacy, financial consciousness


In this article, we demonstrate how current approaches to financial literacy education might benefit from the inclusion of Indigenous feminist perspectives. We argue that Indigenous feminisms can add a unique critical view of financial literacy education that may help to address shortcomings in ongoing conversations and practices in the field. In consideration of this, we offer a framework to change the mindset of educators from one of financial literacy to one of financial consciousness.

Author Biographies

Levon Ellen Blue, Queensland University of Technology

Dr. Levon Blue is a senior lecturer in the Carumba Institute at Queensland University of Technology. She is the coordinator of the National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network (NIRAKN). Levon was awarded a PhD in 2016 that focused on financial literacy education practices in a First Nation community in Canada. She is a member of Beausoleil First Nation in Canada and lives in Australia. Levon’s research area includes financial literacy education, Indigenous education and social justice. She serves as Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council funded grants: NIRAKN and Discovery Indigenous – Empowering Indigenous businesses through improved financial and commercial literacy.

Laura Elizabeth Pinto, Ontario Tech University

Laura Elizabeth Pinto is an assistant professor at Ontario Tech University and the recipient of a 2009 Canadian Governor General’s Gold Medal. She was shortlisted for the Ontario Legislature Speaker’s Book Award for Curriculum Reform in Ontario: Common Sense Processes and Democratic Possibilities (University of Toronto Press, 2012). Her critically oriented research focuses on democracy and social justice in education policy, politics and practice.


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How to Cite

Blue, L. E., & Pinto, L. E. (2023). Towards Indigenous Feminist Financial Literacy Education. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 20(2-3), 120–138.