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A Message of Hope from One Indigenous Community to Another

October 12, 2022

When a group of Indigenous community members of the Carcross / Tagish First Nation from Yukon, Canada visited the Maasai of Ngorongoro and Elerai in Tanzania, everyone learned that their cultures are strikingly similar in the concepts, beliefs, and practices that underpin their traditions. The Yukon visitors met with Maasai people in Engaresero village at Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, then they travelled through Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which are landscapes that were once Maasai homeland, taken away in the name of formal conservation and now reaping huge benefits for government and the private sector while the Maasai struggle. A final destination was the Maasai community of Elerai, located at the southern edge of the Maasai Steppe in central Tanzania. Discussions among the Indigenous peoples found common ground in the struggles they went through in safeguarding their ways of life.

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