Tribe’s leaders should bury past antagonisms
February 12, 2013 · 12:20 PM
An open letter to Leonard Forsman, Suquamish Tribe, and Jeromy Sullivan, S’Klallam Tribe:
I for one regret the old antagonisms raised in your recent letters. Yours are great tribes which have worked together in modern times, such as sponsoring the Kitsap Forest and Bay Initiative. Both of your tribes are progressive, which I know have greatly enhanced not only your own reservations but the lands surrounding them, including the land I own and live on in Kingston.
Your tribes are protecting our resources, especially our groundwater and Gamble Bay. If Germany and France were able to bury their long, antagonistic pasts, how about you?
Leonard and Jeromy, please agree to lay aside the past and continue to prove to be the great leaders you are.
David De Bruyn