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

Just a few generations ago, Tlaook, a Nuu-Chah-Nulth ancestor of the Tla-o-qui-aht nation led families to a safe place of refuge in their territory to wait out fatal diseases European settlers brought to the coast of B.C. When the people returned, many had died, but the story of the importance of preserving the land during times of pandemics lived on and continues to shape the nation's work.

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