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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

WUN FEATHER -- long term sustainable development of our natural resources can be environmentally responsible, as long as the right people and processes are involved throughout the entire lifespan of the project

Caribou grazing at reclaimed natural gas site

Those of you who know me well, know that there is a surface message to my posts, and there is also a significantly deeper message hidden for those who dare to take time to interpret my meaning.

Each night after work, I head to the trap-line. Sometimes it is to set traps, and other times it is to check them.

But last night, we just needed to clear our minds and think of something other than the terrible situation Canada is in under the current Liberal government.

And look what we saw! 

Yep. Just pawing away at the lichens and mosses at an old abandoned and reclaimed natural gas site.

Nowadays when an area is prepared for development, the "A" Horizon is carefully peeled away and stored for later use. Resource developers have gotten this down to a fine science!   

All the natural topsoil had been protected, and once the well was no longer producing, the well itself was cut and capped and filled with cement, way down deep.

And then an Indigenous owned reclamation company was in charge of bringing the land back to it's original "Pristine" condition.

And now the Caribou are back, and eating what Caribou eat.

So, I guess you could say things are back to the way they were before the resources were developed.

I truly believe with all my heart, that long term sustainable development of our natural resources can be environmentally responsible, as long as the right people and processes are involved throughout the entire lifespan of the project.

This is my own opinion.

About Wun Feather ...

I have literally hundreds of personal stories from the past. I am one of the last of my generation to have actually attended residential and Indian day schools. I have lived on and off reserve, and have seen the benefits and the hardships of my people in both situations.

My, my parents taught me that any time I fell down physically or emotionally, I just needed to pick myself up, shake myself off, and continue in a forward direction. So, I cannot claim that I did it on my own. I had great Elders


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