It’s time to work together

Nola Jarvis, in a letter to the editor, responds to a letter about the Anaham band wanting to ban non-Tl'etinqox-tin moose hunting.

Editor:

Re: letter from Sean McCarthy, July 31 Tribune.

Thank you, Mr. McCarthy, for speaking out regarding the Tl’etinqox-tin plan to escort people off their land.

I would like the band leaders to know the following: I am 73, born in Prince George. My father was born in Barkerville, my mother born in Nazko, and my grandfather born in Quesnel/Kersley area, as was my great grandfather. My grandmother was born in Fraser Lake.

Is this Canadian enough for you? When are you going to learn that being a proud British Columbian and a very happy Canadian makes every one of us the rightful owners of the land and by this we follow the laws of the land?

There is no longer a difference by colour or race. You and I are both equally Canadian and, as such, have equal rights.

Please let’s get on with improving our province, educating our children, and making plans for a sustainable future for our children.

We no longer live off the land; we have to work together to improve all aspects of life in B.C. Or would you rather live in a country like Syria or Afghanistan where people can no longer go outdoors for fear of violence?

Time to get over the weary, old views and get together to plan a good life for everyone in our province. Work together.

 

Nola Jarvis

Williams Lake

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