As a consequence, a very un-intended consequence, the Elders and those who used to share such knowledge are beginning to be protective of it. I totally understand, but we are also in danger of losing that knowledge if it's not taught and passed on to others. It depends on which group I work with, some are really over-protective and others will still readily share that knowledge. With one tribe, the Elders won't let me teach any of the plant knowledge in the public schools. I have this incredible curriculum that I've been working on and refining and adding to since I was 16 and teaching the language in the schools. I can't use it. So, I teach whatever kids come into my sphere of influence. Even the delinquents who come out to chop wood for me get a walk out to the river for a quick short ethnobotany lesson *L*.