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The People of Belize (Part 2)

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This is the second part of our conversation on Belizean Culture and the people of Belize with Belizean Anthropologist Joe Awe from NINE Eco-Cultural Tours. Joe Awe is one of the most renowned experts on indigenous cultures in the country. In this episode, Joe continues the discussion on Belizean Cultures, how food and culture bring us together, and the Creolization of Belize.

Nine wants to show the world our country in varied ways. We want for people to be immersed in all the richness that this country is. Our people are consistently being trained and immersed ... moreinto the fabric of the cloth that is the country that we want to share with the world so we know.
This two-part episode is an in-depth discussion about the history and diversity of the people of Belize. Our guest, Joe Awe, is a Belizean sociocultural activist and naturalist. He is one of the most renowned experts on indigenous cultures in Belize. His initiation into tourism started in 1997 working with the School for International Training (Vermont) where he was a part of educational tourism – at that time fairly new in Belize. He later was hired to work as a guide at the Lodge at Chaa Creek, where he helped with the resort’s development for 12 years. This is where he truly fell in love with tourism and the art of telling the Belize story.
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Belizean Anthropologist, Joe Awe from Nine Belize Eco-Cultural Tours, sits down to talk about the people of Belize and the origins of Belize's melting pot of cultures.

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Joe Awe

Born and raised in San Ignacio, Belize, Joe Awe is one of the most renowned experts on indigenous cultures in the country. His initiation into tourism started in 1997 working with the School for International Training (Vermont) where he was a part of educational tourism – at that time fairly new in Belize. He later was hired to work as a guide at the Lodge at Chaa Creek, where he helped with the resorts development for 12 years. This is where he truly fell in love with tourism and the art of telling the Belize story.

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