To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail michael.willcock@terracestandard.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.

To submit a letter to the editor, e-mail michael.willcock@terracestandard.com. Include your first and last name or initials and a last name, and your city of residence. Letters will be edited.

Shame on all those people who say they help

There is no true help in Terrace for people out in the cold, says letter writer

To the editor,

I am from the Skeena and the Nass Rivers, I also come from Kitsumkalum Tsimshian on my mother’s side.

I would like to put this out there that the friendship society in Terrace isn’t using the funds and supports for all humans.

Yes, the females need extra supports, but why leave out the men?

I know from dealing with this so-called First Nation support for homeless. They use their own personal judgement calls and their own past traumas to decide who they will help. Most don’t want to get their hands dirty with First Nations issues and I am sure they apply for funds to deal with First Nations.

But really they don’t want to help, as this wouldn’t happen of a First Nation man dead in a tent.

I lost my oldest niece the same way; Nov. 2022, Angel C. Shaw, née Hill, in Edmonton.

I know these so-called support workers, they stand behind their rules and colonized teachings.

There is no true help in Terrace for first people like Dickey and many others out in the cold.

I say shame on all those people who say they help.

D. Hill,

Kitsumkalum, B.C.

READ MORE: His last words were ‘I love you’: Sister mourns brother found dead in Terrace tent

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