Elder visits Juskatla checkpoint

  • Apr. 1, 2005 2:00 p.m.

A visit to the Juskatla checkpoint Thursday brought back bittersweet memories of Lyell Island for Haida elder Ethel Jones.
Ms Jones visited the protesters just two days after getting out of the Masset hospital. The week before, Rev. Lily Bell had prayed for her health during a rally at the Queen Charlotte dryland sort.
Ms Jones was one of the elders who blocked a logging road on Lyell Island in 1985.
“Ada [Yovanovich] and Adolphus [Marks] were with me then, and they’re gone now. It makes me sad,” she said.
However, “I’m glad what they’re doing right now,” said Ms Jones.