To destroy all that our ancestors worked for is like desecrating their graves, the beliefs they had, the way of life that they led. There is a lot of berries, clams, fish, etc. to be gathered there and more to gather for years to come but not if the aerial spraying is allowed. The animals will die off and/or become deformed, the plant life will die and the run off of the poison will get into the sea and disrupt the sea life as well. Most important is human lives. Who's to say there won't be deformities in our unborn and very young or the very old? Why would anyone deliberately poison other human beings and the land on which they live? There is much to be said about preserving our land and the people who subsist there on Long Island. There is a natural spring there that will be poisoned forever. There are generations of people who depend on the subsistence gathered in and around Long Island from year to year. My family and I will gather subsistence from Long Island and around Long Island both now and in the future, so I am asking you as a direct descendent of the Haida people and a Hydaburg resident that you do not spray, please don't poison our land, our sea and our air. Haw'aa. Thank you.
Frances C. Natkong