LETTER: Mining for understandingWhy do you pursue needless mining in our part of Wisconsin? Money? Power? Is this why you exploit Wisconsin?
Why do you pursue needless mining in our part of Wisconsin? Money? Power? Is this why you exploit Wisconsin?
What gives you the right to take more from the indigenous people when you’ve already taken so much? Your religion and rights are protected. So why do you attack their rights and spirituality? Their language and spirituality have been here much longer than your own.
The only conclusion I can come to is that you want more — more money, more power.
You say you don’t want your children to inherit debt. What will indigenous people’s children inherit?
No one has addressed or compensated them for the violence, disease, rape, racism, assimilation, alcoholism, abandonment, hatred and government-sanctioned genocide left to our indigenous people.
Why take more?
How dare you mess with their spiritual values and beliefs just to pay off your cronies and fill your coffers.
It seems to me a disgrace to continue such attitudes to pay back your cronies. The debt you plan to leave indigenous people’s children cannot be counted like money.
I was watching an eagle the other day. I was thrilled to see it flying from Lake Superior with a fish in its talons. Does migizi (eagle) take more fish from the lake than it needs? Does migizi claim rights over a certain area of the lake and fish until its barren? Would it leave the inhabitants of the lake a polluted mess?
What we should be mining for is compassion.