1804 or 2004?
by Don Hoff Jr.
April 18, 2004
I can see racism against Alaska Natives is alive in Ketchikan
and State of Alaska. I have written many opinions about the
proposed Bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island. Telling
you that there are Indian graves from the South end of Pennock
Island to the North end has only fallen on deaf ears. Mr. Ferry
hopes that Indian graves will not be disturbed. Well guess what,
if the bridge is built to Pennock Island, Indian graves will
be desecrated and looted. It appears to me and the Native community
that you folks can care less about any Indian graves. You whites
are determined to build a bridge to no-where regardless what
Alaskan Natives say or think. Sounds like racism to me!
I will tell you what - and I will make you folks a trade. You
start your bridge from Bay View Cemetery and bull-doze over your
graves with impunity and you can build a bridge to Pennock Island.
What do you think of that? You probably do not think that is
a good idea. What make you think that we would allow white people
to desecrate our grave sites on Pennock Island or any Indian
grave site in Alaska? One, it is against the Federal law to
Your racist remarks about free health care for American Indians
are wrong. There are no free clinics in Tennessee. Alaskan Natives
in Alaska have Medical and Dental Clinics because it was a negotiated
agreement between Alaskan Natives and U.S.Federal Government
because of the purchase of Alaska in 1867. Alaskan Natives have
a Government to Government relationship with the U.S. Government.
Small price to pay considering you took Alaska and exploited
all its natural resources. This is my last retort with you and
probably better to talk to a wall.
Don Hoff Jr.
Aan Kadax Tseen
Gaanax i di Clan
Yei l hit
Taan ta Kwaan
Hixson, TN - USA
RE: Comparing the Big Dig & Gravina
Bridge by Thomas Ferry,
AK - USA
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