Charges unsubstantiated

I am appalled at Andy Thompson’s letter about Chief Theresa Spence that appeared in the Jan. 30 issue of the Western

I am appalled at Andy Thompson’s letter about Chief Theresa Spence that appeared in the Jan. 30 issue of the Western. The very serious and completely unsubstantiated claims of financial mismanagement, the wealth of the chief, and the band’s huge investments which he makes seem to me to be egregiously vicious, and display quite breathtaking ignorance of the situation of First Nations.

It’s easy for such unsubstantiated charges to be leveled at people who are not connected with ones own community, First Nations or not. I suppose, however, that it does serve some purpose, as a particularly gross example of the unfortunate fact that bigotry is still alive and well.

Eva Durance

 

Penticton