LETTER TO EDITOR
May 29, 2012
This letter is in response to the Prince Albert Daily Herald's news article "Sturgeon Lake youth hit the links for summer fun." that appeared on Page A1 of the May 25 edition of the Daily Herald.
Good for you David Vallee and the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation for initiating a golf program for children regardless of their economic status in the community. I believe this program will pay off in the long run for your community.
I have played golf for a long time and I have witnessed the positive impacts the game has on children. Cultural differences doesn't matter. If you ignore the racists, the sky is the limit on how good you can get.
I believe the important thing in golf is you can use it to teach children the values of honesty, humility, truth, courage, and to be respectful to other people. The elders have told us that these values are very important and should be taught to children at a very young age.
They also told us that before colonization these values were universal among First Nations people and were used to promote harmony and balance in our communities.
Again congratulations and best wishes for your program .
Chief John Dorion
John Cochrane First Nation
KAMINISTIKOMINAHIKO-SKAK CREE PEOPLE