Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

COVID-19 not the first pandemic Indigenous Peoples have quarantined from


COVID-19 isn't the first foreign disease that Indigenous people have had to seek refuge from. Five generations ago, on the west coast of what is today known as the province of British Columbia, a Nuu-chah-nulth woman named Tlaook brought family members to a hidden place in their territory, where they quarantined from diseases that decimated the rest of their nation.

This story is well known among the Tla-o-qui-aht people, and their ancestors' insistence and insight continues to guide the nation's unprecedented Tribal Parks program and conservation work.


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