Winnipeg Free Press
Letter of the DayRe: Land claims pledge can’t derail protest, June 13.

I was shocked by Chief Terry Nelson’s comments. In response to his remark, “Are you going to listen to another white man making a promise?” I would say yes, you should, if you’re going to be a citizen in a society that looks beyond ethnicity and judges people by the content of their character.

I listen to promises from white men all the time, and for the most part, it hasn’t adversely affected me. It is illogical for Chief Nelson to reject the land-claims proposal simply because of the skin colour of the person who promised it, and it is disingenuous of him to continue rail blockades based on such questionable grounds.

GABRIEL HURLEY

Courtesy of www.CaledoniaWakeupCall.com

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