By Janelle Hamilton
September 25, 2006
I had to write something as I too have sat back and read the
"incessant babblings" submitted by Don Hoff Jr. These
are just a few statements of his I want to comment on.
"Prejudice is alive and well in Alaska." We all carry
some type of prejudice, if you don't believe that, you are lying
to yourself. Prejudice is not limited to Caucasian people.
"We are cowards of our own destiny." What the heck
does that mean? And what the heck is eloguent about that statement?
"I don't expect you to understand Indigenous points of view."
Again, what does that mean? Gosh, I din't know I had the ability
to understand or appreciate things differently than other people
just because I am an Alaska native.
"I represents and speak for the Raven House Gaanax adi Clan
of the Taa Kwaan only or known as Tongass Tribe that is Indigenous
to Ketchikan and surronding areas." So, are you a spokesperson
for that clan? Has that clan given you permission to represent
Don Hoff has blessed us with his prejudical beliefs and comments.
Do not judge the rest of us (native people) by his opinions or
think that native people believe as he does.
I asked if Don Hoff was a spokesperson for his clan. Because
if I remember correctly, a person who is representing a clan
is chosen for his good deeds, strong values and integrity. A
person who understands and respects the responsibility of the
position as a clan spokesperson. Many of Don's comments are prejudical
and downright disrespectful.
I read the one letter where someone was kind enough to try and
save Don some embarrassment by suggesting he use correct grammar.
So..I will just jump the gun and say what a lot us are thinking.
The word is "Time immemorial." Yep, I said it! Take
it or leave it, these are just my opinions too!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "I have lived in Ketchican since 1997 and really
enjoy reading the comments on this web site."
miles from Ketchikan By Don Hoff Jr. - Hixson, TN - USA
from scratch By Don Hoff Jr. - Hixson, TN - USA
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