Dr. Li Zong, the Canadian Co-Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan went to do fieldwork at Stó:lō Reserves near Chilliwack for the Study on First Nation Cultures, together with the Chinese Co-Director Dr. Ning Liu and the Administrative Coordinator Ms. Dan Zhao.
Study on First Nation Cultures is an academic project initiated by the U of S CI and approved by the CI Headquarters. This study is also a preparation for the compilation of “Chinese Textbooks for Indigenous Learners” serials.
Mr. Albert McHalsie, a famous indigenous writer, led the U of S CI research group to several Stó:lō Reserves near Chilliwack and explained the cultures and language of these reserves. The research group also talked with a lot of indigenous people concerning the compilation of Chinese textbooks for indigenous learners and collected a lot of very useful and valuable suggestions and advice.