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The pressing need to learn from Indigenous elders – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 2019163 Views

CBC Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the North examined how the role of elders is evolving in today’s society

Nov 11, 2019

Elders are storytellers, teachers, protectors, healers and pivotal members of Indigenous communities in Canada.

Many grew up speaking an Indigenous language, learning ceremony and living off the land. Several are also survivors of residential school or the Sixties Scoop.

As the current generation of elders ages — some particularly respected elders have died in recent years — some people worry about the knowledge lost and the voids left in their communities.

While the essentials of elders’ roles haven’t changed, the world they’re living in today presents a new set of challenges.

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