The New Normal: First Nations communities remain concerned about visitors amid COVID-19


As the cases of COVID-19 in this province climb, it’s put many First Nations communities on edge.

The Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council, which is made up of 14 First Nations on Vancouver Island, is still waiting on assurances from the government that their communities will be protected and many, are still pleading with tourists – to stay away.

In this edition of The New Normal, April Lawrence speaks to Dr. Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council, about the concerns many First Nations continue to have regarding visitors to their lands amid COVID-19.

Sayers says despite repeated pleas for tourists not to come, people are still showing up.

“[Our wishes] haven’t entirely been respected,” says Sayers.


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