Why First Nation Communities are Univiting Visitors

Interesting piece from the BBC, while we see the failure of so many First World [male] leaders flouting knowledge and experience, cultural and otherwise.

Why First Nation Communities are Uninviting Visitors

These Covid-19-free indigenous groups are asking to be left alone, even if it requires that they evoke their ancient laws to ensure their safety.

 

“Our laws and traditions are oral,” said Slett. “They’re passed down by our Knowledge Keepers,” a group of Elders who have learned the Nation’s customs, traditions and protocols. “We only have 30 fluent Hailhzaqvla-speaking Elders left,” she added. We’ll uphold Heiltsuk laws and do everything we can to protect them.

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200525-why-first-nations-communities-are-uninviting-visitors

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