By Don Hoff Jr.
July 26, 2007
This is response to Terri Wenger and Jerilyn Lester's opinion
letters. I have every right to speak on worthless projects like
the bridge to nowhere and Gravina Island roads to nowhere. It
is costing $250 million dollars of our tax payer dollars for
a bridge that only benefits a few property owners and land developers
on speculation? Now, you want the tax payers to build a $25.7
million dollar 3.2 mile dirt road. Terri, you are somewhere
but the bridge is still going nowhere. You talk about affordable
housing? Are you nuts? Cost of housing is going through the
roof in Ketchikan and all over the State. You think the developers
are going to waste their money (hopefully) and time building
affordable housing for the common people? No they are not, you're
You folks tell me to mind my own business just because I don't
reside in Ketchikan. I have aboriginal rights, God given rights,
human rights and a constitutional rights to speak to say what
is on my mind about the waste of American tax dollars spent on
a worthless bridge and road project in my home town.
I am also indigenous to Ketchikan and surrounding lands which
includes Pennock Island and Gravina Island. My Tribe is Taan
Ta Kwaan (Sea lion People - Tlingit Nation) or known as Tongass
Tribe. It is not me that is an outsider, you are. You are encroaching
on Taan ta Kwaan land. Taan ta Kwaan never relinquished our
lands to you or America. There was no settlement made with our
Tribe, it was stolen from us.
Watch out what you wish for? I will be moving back to Ketchikan
in the near future. I am going to put up and never shut up.
I have concerns about the butchering of habitat for our wildlife,
spawning streams, wetlands and sensitive muskegs that will be
destroyed on Gravina Island. There is enough land on Revilla
for economic development and growth.
Go pick on someone else that
opposes the bridge and road project I am not the only person.
If you bridge drivers want to drive over bridges, you can move
back to the lower 48. There are bridges all over the place.
You can drive over them all day long if you want to. This is
my freedom of speech opinion.
Aan Kadax Tseen aka Don Hoff Jr.
Received July 25, 2007 - Published July 26, 2007
About: "Past City of Ketchikan
City Vice Mayor and Councilman, Past Board of Director K.P.U.,
Past O.S.H.A. Board member/Chairman, State of Alaska, Past Councilman,
Ketchikan Indian Community, Member of the Tongass Tribe (Taan
ta Kwaan)indigenous to Ketchikan and surrounding lands and includes
Pennock Island and Gravina Island. An "American Taxpayer
that is broke."
& Roads to Somewhere By Terri Wenger - Ketchikan, AK
it with buttinskys By Jerilyn Lester - Ketchikan, AK
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