Hereditary Chiefs Definition and 5 FAQs

“Hereditary chiefs, as the name implies, are those who inherit the title and responsibilities according to the history and cultural values of their community. Their governing principles are anchored in their own cultural traditions. Hereditary chiefs carry the responsibility of ensuring the traditions, protocols, songs, dances of the community, which have been passed down for hundreds of generations, are respected and kept alive. They are caretakers of the people and the culture.”  March 1, 2016.

[website: Indigenous Corporation Training, Inc.,  accessed February 27, 2020]

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