The time will soon be here when my grandchild will long for cry of a loon , the flash of a salmon , the whisper of spruce needles , or the screech of an eagle . But he will not make friends with any of these creatures and when his heart aches with longing he will curse me . Have I done all to keep the air fresh ? Have I cared enough about the water ? Have I felt the eagle to soar in freedom ? Have I done everything I could to earn my grandchild,s fondness ?
Chief Dan George
Tsleil – Waututh first Nation