Consider Gwich’in

Letter to the Editor
10/24/08

John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as a vice presidential running mate poses a threat to the Gwich’in people who live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska because Palin supports drilling oil there. The majority of Americans need to know about the way of life of the Gwich’in people that the mainstream media won’t tell. They take care of both the plants and animals and know how to preserve water there.

Do the majority of Americans really want to destroy the Gwich’in homeland for the sake of oil? That’s what Sarah Palin and the rest of the proponents of drilling want. I hope that the majority of Americans will think long and hard about it when they go to the polls on Nov. 4.

– Billy Trice Jr.
Oakland, Calif.

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