in fractions: sometimes it's amazing how things work around here. i was doing some math home work in fractions.
JUST KIDDING. i was actually reading and found this artilce on a possible merger with nana and nova gold for a ambler mine project. i learned a lot about the possibilities and concerns of the project. part of the article mentions the road access that may occur. i understand the resistance by native peoples who fear the loss of their traditional way of life. in particular hunting and fishing.
while discussing the topic recently with several people it seems the opinion's it's not a question of if, only when. when the people in villages are ready to allow modernization. seems that way of life in the villages is going away. sooner or later. like it or not. i have heard this from both whites and natives and haven't found any other ethnicities and people i have spoken with tend to believe that the native culture, or atleast the traditional life style is doomed. young people leave the villages.
considering population, it is a good idea to push that regions culture forward. i know that this is native land indigenously. i also believe that a better standard of living is a mix of the two. i hope it is time for a new fraction of alaska to be sliced off road wise. go north and west is always best. and i am glad native leaders are involved in the process, they own one of the comapnies. after reading the article do you think this may really happen?
what are your thoughts? on the mine, the road, a rail, and a culture loss? is their culture ready for a road?