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Start from scratch
By Don Hoff Jr.


September 18, 2006

Governor Frank Murkowski, you had your chance and you blew it with Alaskans. Negotiating contracts in secret with big oil companies. Your arrogance cost your re-election as Governor, even your own Republican Party doesn't want you to represent them.

Alaska belongs to the Indigenous People. The oil, gas and coal belong to the Indigenous People. The fish and game belong to the Indigenous People. The timber and minerals belong to the Indigenous People. Governor Murkowski, you have no rights to gave away resources that don't belong to you. You don't even have the authority to negotiate with Alaskan Natives because the State of Alaska does not recognize Tribes or Indian Country.

The oil and gas is not going anywhere now until the next governor is elected. We should start from scratch on negotiate the sale of oil and gas with Alaskans, Native Alaskans first and then oil companies. It is our oil, not theirs.

It is all a brain-washing tactic to Alaskans and America to get oil from Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The real problem is America needs to build our own fuel refineries and open the oil fields in Oklahoma and Texas that is tucked away for a raining day or start a war with the Arab Countries and take their oil and gas like the good old days like they did ours in America.

Maybe with all the Alaska's surplus oil revenues this year can bring back the Longevity Bonus Program for the Senior Citizens of Alaska and make it retroactive? And or put the surplus oil revenues into the principle of the Permanent Fund Program.

This is my own opinion.

Don Hoff Jr. aka Aan Kadax Tseen
Gaanaax adi Clan
Yeil Hit
Taan ta Kwaan
Hixson, TN - USA

About: "Aan Kadax Tseen aka Don Hoff Jr., Past City Councilman and Vice Mayor - City of Ketchikan; Past Board of Director - Ketchikan Public Utilities; Past O.S.H.A. Review Boardmember - State of Alaska; Past I.R.A. Councilman - Ketchikan Indian Community. Tongass Tribe member of the Gaanax adi Clan, Yei l Hit (Raven House). "




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