We see this story played out over and over throughout time
I’ve read the placards and historical markers along the way
Indigenous peoples living here in harmony with the land surrounding them
Then More Powerful man comes in and says Let’s incorporate this land and its people into our story of The Bottom Line
Yes, these trees will sell a pretty penny and let’s sweep all the fish from the sea too
Forget the independence and right to life of the people who were living here, incorporate them too, make them forget themselves and put them to work

… And now that the logging and fishing are exhausted, the coastal people are selling themselves and the true valuable they have in the beauty of the land