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Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation says more resources needed to keep Tribal Parks open during pandemic – Westerly News

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 202051 Views

Tribal Park Allies program needs more buy-in from Tofino businesses.

Sep. 16, 2020

With COVID-19 cases on the rise throughout B.C. and tourists continuing to arrive at a significantly higher clip than expected, the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is ready to close its Tribal Parks unless more West Coast businesses step up to support the resources needed to manage the industry’s impacts and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“If a sustainable solution cannot be achieved by engaging widespread participation in the Tribal Park Allies certification standard, then it will not be possible for the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation to continue welcoming guests into our Tribal Parks,” read a statement released by the TFN, whose traditional territories include Tofino and areas within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve, last week.

Read More: https://www.westerlynews.ca/business/tla-o-qui-aht-first-nation-says-more-resources-needed-to-keep-tribal-parks-open-during-pandemic/

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