We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we are borrowing it from our children. Our lifespan is but a blip in the broad spectrum of life on Earth. In a hundred years most of the humans alive today will be dead. Our children and children's children will be inheriting the planet. What legacy shall we leave them with? In a hundred years, we hope that people will still be able to fish in Bristol Bay. We hope that the water will still run as clean as it ever has. For thousands, maybe millions, of years salmon have returned to Bristol Bay. Who are we to put them at risk in order to make a handful of people rich in material wealth? Our future generations will be rich if they have a clean environment to live in. Our vision is short sighted if our actions today will jeopardize our children tomorrow. The Native people of Bristol Bay have been living in communion with the land for as far back as our stories can tell. And these people have the right to continue to pass on this respect for the land for thousands more generations.