‘It’s teaching time’: Children of survivors of past pandemics say there are things to be learned – APTN News

May 8, 2020

“It’s a teaching time.”

This is something that Rob Edwards, an elder from Lower Similkameen Indian Band (LSIB) reiterates when discussing the impact of COVID-19.

“This is teaching us to be independent and then to also help each other,” says Edwards.

Edwards, who is a former chief of LSIB, says he sees people returning to disciplined thought, which he explains is a traditional practice.

“Now, with our kids not going to school now I see them going to the creek in the morning and stuff like that, and it’s good for them,” he says.

“Young people are learning how to discipline themselves.”

It seems that discipline is important as everyone in the province continues to need to practice social distancing.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/05/08/its-teaching-time-children-of-survivors-of-past-pandemics-say-there-are-things-to-be-learned/

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