To the editor,
I’ve struggled financially more than I’d like to admit. I’ve lived pay cheque to pay cheque, even with my spouse and I both working part time jobs with 40-50 hours a week, if we were lucky.
I’ve had to fundraise in order to make rent. For a person who has pride, that killed me to ask others for help because I couldn’t make rent. I even resorted to trying to sell ItWorks and Scentsy.
I was down and out, depressed, broke, no way to support myself or my family if needed. I barely made it by month to month.
Until LNG became a reality. I now work my ass off to NEVER have to live pay cheque to pay cheque again. My rent is paid. My bills are paid. My grandson gets what he needs when he needs it. My nieces get allowance when they have GREAT grades in school. My dogs are cared for. Hell, I almost have my Jeep paid off on top of my insurance I pay for monthly. None of this is free. Those who choose to poke fun, make memes or call Haisla’s sell outs – please choose a family from Haisla to support financially. Every month. If you can’t, I don’t see the reason you’re choosing to speak up on the subject that has absolutely nothing to do with you.
Majority of it obviously revolves around the CGL project which is involved with LNG but in NO way do we condone OR control the injunction, police and government just because we choose to support LNG Canada.
With LNG comes opportunity for not only myself but my siblings, my nieces, my nephews and one day, my Grandsons! We are not sell outs, we are thriving and growing with opportunities we decided to take and for that choice our past and present council has made, I’m grateful.
I am a proud Haisla who supports LNG Canada.
It’s so heartwarming to see real people stand up, and defend their right to their future. You are an inspiration to those around you, and to all who read your message.
We wholeheartedly welcome anyone to submit a story about how having a good paying job will change your life. After all this is probably the first time since the arrival of settlers First Nations have a chance to level the playing field on opportunities.