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2022-04-05
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Indigenous elders say it’s integral to prioritize traditional knowledge keepers during Canada’s vaccine rollout because they’re carrying centuries of oral traditions and their example can help encourage others to get vaccinated.

Kathy Bird from Peguis First Nation in Manitoba has been a registered nurse for nearly four decades and while she’s officially retired, still does work with traditional medicine practitioners at the Peguis Health Services in Manitoba. She said the pandemic has put centuries of their cultural wisdom at riskThe FDA said it would monitor for any red flags a.

“It’s very important that all of our knowledge keepers be offered the vaccination because if we don’t preserve the traditional knowledge, it can be lost forever,” she told CTVNews.ca in a phone interview on MondayThere are different provinces that aren.

Bird, herself a knowledge keeperIn an alarming new trend, people are dying at home from COVID-19 a, explained how elders are livingArticleThirdBigBox, breathing repositories of centuries-old ceremonies, medicine and songs, which traditionally are not written down. She stressed how prioritizing them in the national vaccine rollout is helping Indigenous communities “do everything we can to help them to survive as long as they can.”

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