I like to be rich.
We spent our lives living in various locations in the Yukon wilds – working hard, eating lots of local food (moose, fish, grouse), drinking fresh water from the Yukon and Stewart rivers and various creeks, and breathing the best air in the world.
This combined is richness beyond any dollars and cents.
We are not against progress or mining. We use a lot of oil and gas products. Change is something, perhaps the only thing, we can count on. We also must consider while we are making “progress” that we do not threaten the environment. We have a responsibility to the land, people and water.
There is a warm-heartedness and contentment in our traditional Yukon life.
It cannot be denied that we enjoy the benefits of modern development. Let us not destroy our existing treasures with thoughtless progress.