500-year-old body validates Native knowledge

A Yukon Chief says scientific studies on the body of a man who died on a glacier about 500 years ago are validating aboriginal people’s traditional knowledge. Dianne Strand told about 400 people at a scientific conference in Victoria, British Columbia that much of what has been learned about the “Long Ago Person Found” was already known by First Nation elders. She says this is making the case for science to pay attention to the knowledge held by those elders.

Brian Boyle, CBC – Whitehorse, YT

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