by Frances C. Natkong
March 20, 2005
Well, Richard Watson, we've opposed the aerial spraying clear up to the State level but do they care? And yes, Klukwan certainly does have the right to request a permit to spray, but on the other hand they are also a Native Corporation run by natives and they should realize what our subsistance areas and old village sites mean to us.
We are not without knowledge regarding the supposedly safety of herbicides, but as I stated before let them come down here when they spray and camp/live on the land while they are spraying, let them eat the food from the land and sea, breathe the air, bathe in the water, drink the water where it is being sprayed.
We are trying to get changes done but in the meantime we are trying to stop the poisoning of our lands. If you can't fathom that... then back off! Thank you.
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