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Sealaska Shareholders
By Don Hoff Jr.


February 08, 2006

This is to retort to Ms. Martha Gallagher who was urging Sealaska Shareholders to support drilling for oil and gas in ANWR for the profit sharing. Profit sharing for who is my question. Only white people benefit from exploitation of the oil and gas in Alaska. While Alaskan Shareholders get the Crumbs that the big oil companies throw at us.

What Sealaska Shareholders need to say to Stevens, Young, Murkowski and Murkowski is No. No drilling in ANWR and need to preserve the wildlife that will be threaten by exploitation of our natural resources. Remember, Alaska belongs to Alaskan Natives.

We need to protect what rightfully belongs to Alaskan Natives. Has Alaskan history taught us Alaskan Natives anything? Since 1867, white people have been raping us of all our natural resources; timber, oil, minerals, fish and wildlife with impunity.

In closing, I am a Sealaska Shareholder and can not support the drilling and exploration for oil and gas in ANWR and I am urging Sealaska Shareholder not to support opening ANWR and tell Sealaska Board of Directors it is not worth the effort for the amount of monies we receive as shareholder of any Native Corporation. This is my indigenous opinion.

Don Hoff Jr.
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Hixson, TN - USA


About: Don Hoff Jr. is a Sealaska Shareholder. He was born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska.


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letter Open Letter to Sealaska Shareholders By Martha Gallagher - Ketchikan, AK - USA



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