Skookum should have apologized

Skookum should have apologized Re letter, Chief's Actions Reflect On Us All: I am in totally agreement with what this individual had to say. I know that Eddie (Skookum) was not on band business while he was in Alaska and I believe that all First Nation

Re letter, Chief’s Actions Reflect On Us All:

I am in totally agreement with what this individual had to say.

I know that Eddie (Skookum) was not on band business while he was in Alaska and I believe that all First Nation people, especially leaders, stand up and say, “He needs to resign.” I mean, I know that there are people who have asked me why are some of the leaders not asking him to step down Ð is it because they agree with his actions?

I mean, I have been shunned by several of my own family but that is fine because I will stand up and speak my mind for what I believe in. I will continue agreeing with all that was stated in the Yukon News on October 13.

I am in ailing health but, Eddie, regardless if we have to wait till the 6th of November I will say what I think even if some people hate me because we have a lot of support and we will not be intimidated or be silenced, because I have freedom of speech.

Eddie, if you had a caring heart you would have apologized to the community but you did not.

A real true leader would have stood up with dignity and apologized.

I agree that Eddie’s actions reflect on all of us, almost as if it were our actions and something that we did, especially if we as a community let him remain as chief Ð we are saying violence is OK and we agree with what he did.

But with my supporters I will argue my point and we will fight and make sure he steps down.

Lorraine O’Brien

Little Salmon/Carmacks First Nation member

Whitehorse