Letter: Why wait for band input on Stuart Wood?

Editor:

I must admit to being a little confused with the Tk’emlups Indian Band’s request for the use of Stuart Wood school, which they claim is their right.

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The band has asked to be involved in any decisions for its use.

While I am a simple taxpayer who has paid school taxes for 75 years, I wonder why a First Nations band should expect that it should be involved in the future of a former schoolhouse.

Surely if the city wishes to make the stuart wood school into a museum for the betterment of all, why not just go ahead and do it?

The current museum location is too small to adequately show a lot of the exhibits and it seems to me that the Stuart Wood school would be a perfect fit.

Bud Mullen
Kamloops

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