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.


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