by Don Hoff Jr.
May 20, 2004
It is true I am living in Tennessee. I have plenty to say about the desecration bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island.
1. I pay Federal taxes and I don't want to spend $230 million dollars on a boondoggle bridge for 464 residents on Gravina and Pennock Island. That bridge to nowhere is going to cost local residents maintenance costs after it's built and guess who going to pay for that?
2. I am Tlingit/Tsimshian - Gaanax i di Clan, Yeil hit (Raven House), Taan ta Kwaan (Sea-lion People) or Tongass Tribe. My name is Aan Kadax Tseen. My family is indigenous to Ketchikan and surrounding territories which includes: Pennock Island, Gravina Island, Annette Island, Duke Island, Portland Canal, Nakat Bay, Thorne Bay, George Inlet, Carrol Inlet,Chomley, Percy Islands, Village Island, Cat Island, Tongass Island and to the southern end of Prince of Wales as far as your eyes can see. To an unpopular belief in your brain washed society, these traditional territories belongs to the Tongass Tribe. We have plenty to say about a bridge desecrating our tribal members buried on Pennock Island. Bottom line is your don't need a bridge to Pennock Island. This designed bridge to Gravina Island via Pennock Island emission is not over yet. Be warned, there will be a few surprises if the bridge goes forward.
So, it doesn't really matter
where I live in protecting my family, Tribe, environment and
my hard earned Federal taxes from going to a bridge so a few
folks can drive over. Besides, I am not the only individual opposing
the bridge project. This is my own opinion.
and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sitnews.