Don’t build the mine; leave our land alone

Letter from Cecilia Laceese raises her concerns about the proposed new Prosperity mine.

Editor:

Re: Chilcoton territory versus New Prosperity mine.

This is what I think of this. I can’t believe what’s happening. First industry is taking all the trees by the truck load after truck load out of our natural Mother Earth. There are clear cuts all over the place. When is it going to stop? Until we have no more trees left?

There’s no ending to this. They just keep taking and cutting everything in sight. How greedy can you get?

Now you want to put mines on our Chilcotin land. What next? Will everything get contaminated and polluted? What’s going to be left for our generations to come? Nothing?

You talk about protecting our land. You can’t. The area won’t be left the same after you’re done and made billions of dollars out of our land.

Mother Earth is sacred to us and that’s why we are trying to keep its natural resources, which we, the Chilcotin people, live off to survive. Our livelihoods are being taken away from our children. The bottom line is nothing is going to be the same after you people are done (forget about promises). Once the land is ruined, it’s never ever going to be the same. Leave it alone.

Cecilia Laceese

Toosey

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