Search

Fearing Covid among elders & others, Blackfeet Nation closes border with Glacier NP

Fears that the coronavirus pandemic could cripple their cultural knowledge by striking their elders prompted the Blackfeet Nation to effectively close the eastern side of Glacier National Park through the summer and into the fall.


“For the last about 500 years we’ve been fighting tribal decimation, we’ve been fighting for survival. This isn’t the first time that our tribe has had similar threats. And so, it’s a huge worry to us," tribal spokesperson Eileen Henderson said Tuesday. "Our elders hold our culture and our stories."


https://www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/06/blackfeet-nation-closes-glacier-national-park-border-over-covid-concerns

Recent Posts

See All

GOP senator votes to advance Haaland nomination

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted Thursday to advance the nomination of Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department, sending her nomination to the full Senate. The

 © 2021 George Wright Society
info@georgewright.org

 

  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon