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Protests against aerial spraying
By Frances Natkong


April 28, 2006

Thank you, (Haw'aa) to everyone who is expressing their protests against the aerial spraying by Klukwan, Inc., on Long Island located on Prince of Wales Island. Prince of Wales is the third largest island in the United States, where the air, water and land is still as pure as the driven snow and we would like to keep it that way, thank you very much.

I can't state strongly enough that any toxic chemicals in or on our land is still poison no matter what anyone says, what kills something like simple plants is bound to kill other plants, animals,etc. Come on Klukwan Board of Directors, what part of poison don't you understand? Will poisoning the land and everything growing on it really make your timber grow faster? Nothing can rush the growing process of trees unless you have a miracle potion that we don't know about.

You can save a lot of heartache and hard feelings not to mention the land and wild life by stepping back and looking at what you are doing. Our tribes have been working together to perserve our native surroundings for the present and future for the good of all people. Does your tribe have an Environmental Dept? Are they closing their eyes to your plan to kill and harm our land? Once again, I ask, where does Sealaska stand on this? I do not hear their voice of protest on behalf of the Haida's and others who live in the vacinity of Long Island and who gather subsistance on or around the island. It's almost time for elections to the Sealaska Board of Directors and I will not vote for anyone who is for the spraying, so if you want my vote let me hear your voice of protest.

Haw'aa. Again, thank you to everyone for your letters of protest on the aerial spraying.

Frances Natkong
Hydaburg, AK - USA

About: Frances Natkong writes "born and raised in Hydaburg, love Prince of Wales Island and hope to be a part of keeping it pure."



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