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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - January 30, 1995, Brandon, Manitoba MONDAY BEST RATE Rates subject to Confirmation 7293400 6131 Oth Street Brandon January 1995 YOUR COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER daily tax 0619156 included KEITH Sun Stall PREPARATION Arnold and Sidney Longclaws limber up for the Tribal Days powwow Nonnative participation improves Tribal Days successful By Lyndenn Behm The Brandon Sun Organizers of Dakota Ojibway Winter Tribal Days are pleased with the turnout at this years Director Ken Whitecloud said Saturdays attendance of nearly was the best ever for tribal It was too early to calculate total attend ance or determine whether the event would be a financial suc but Whitecloud said he was guardedly This year the rodeo was eliminated from tribal days and the number of hockey teams dropped from 32 to the impact was off set by an increase in local at The big difference was the nonnative There has been good attendance by Whitecloud said Sunday Ken chairman of the tribal days said the shortage of accommo dation was the main reason why there were fewer hockey Some teams wanted to but all of the hotels were The shortage of accommo dation could force tribal days organizers to split the annual into winter and summer That change could begin this year with the rodeo and a powwow being held this summer or he We will probably start small and see if it fall tribal days is viable on its Eastman said that Tribal Days doesnt want to interfere with the powwows being held in other Many com munities have powwows be tween April and early Septem Winter Tribal which began 21 years is the larg est aboriginal event of its kind in The event began Thursday evening and ended tradition sustain native rock musician By Lyndenn Behm The Brandon Sun Bannock Rock It may be an unusual name for a brand of but it describes two things that have been con sistently part of Aaron Peters Growing up on the re serve we did not have too says an Ojibway musician from the Long Plain First Rock and roll kept me We always had rock and roll and we always had bannock a native bread music has helped me through a lot of lonely Peters was at Dakota Ojibway Winter Tribal Days to perform and to operate a booth where he sold record ings and other items including Aaron Peters which list his mothers recipe for bannock on the On the cover of his cassettes is a photograph of his Indian status He writes his own describing his experiences One The Perfect tells of the brutal treatment and geno cide of aboriginal people and how the guilty parties were never What happened to the aboriginal people is the per fect crime because nobody ever got Nobody went to Being honest is more im portant than commercial suc said who added that elders have said his music tells the A lot of older people can relate to that song The Perfect Tribal Days this weekend enabled a variety of artists to sell and promote their prod For Barbara Spence of Sandy the art show provided a rare opportunity to reach a large number of people Her pencil sketches and paintings drew a lot of interest from visitors this Mae Louise a founder of the Aboriginal Arts operates the Shagnapi Gallery in Winnipeg where aboriginal art is shown and Campbell said Spence is an upcoming artist who needs the exposure provided by Tribal I love her I re cognize immediately that it comes from her true Campbell said it is import ABORIGINAL FLAVOR ant that artists remain true to their Because aboriginal art is becoming more some artists are producing what they think will appeal to Even more disturbing is fake art iloms which are produced by said uho encouraged KEITH Sun Stall Peters doesnt forget his shoppers to ask questions to ensure they are buying art that is Canadian aboriginal art ists need protection from non n alive said who added lhal there should also be more done to promote aboriginal art in Cleared man fights for access The Canadian Press WINNIPEG A father is demanding to know why Win nipeg Child and Family Ser vices is blocking visits with his daughter after an extensive investigation failed to uncover any evidence he sexually abused The whose name has not been released to protect the identity of his says he was falsely accused during a bitter custody dispute with his estranged The investigation wasnt able to determine with cer tainty whether the now was The father has asked the director of the child and fam ily support branch of family services to investigate the agencys handling of the He is also angry that the agency is pressuring him to admit his guilt in a letter to his daughter before he can see Its one of the major stirmbling the father Ron director of the said the fathers complaint is being The sexual abuse allega tions first arose in October At the Ihe father had only seen his daughter during supervised visits for the previous two years be cause his exwife had accused him of planning to kidnap the The father lost access to his daughter after the mother reported the childs allega tions of sexual abuse to family services and the In November the child was examined at the Child Protection Centre by Charles Ferguson whose medical findings suggested tiie girl had been sexually A year the child was examined again alter alleging her paternal grandfather molested This two other doctors found no medi cal evidence of Border dispute explodes Longsimmering Andean discord along Peru border results in fighting The Associated Press Ecuador Resi dents of towns and villages near the border with Peru spent the night under a governmentim posed blackout as a longsim mering Andean border dispute exploded in a series of skir On the fourth day of fighting that has claimed doz ens of Peru and Ecuador traded charges over which was the Each claimed it was fighting on its own terri defending its The conflict has been over half a century in the Sunday was the 53rd an niversary of an accord that ended a war between the two countries over their metre Ecuador has never reconciled itself to the arguing it was rob bed of half its It was not clear exactly what set off the latest which has been concentrated along a 80kilometre portion of the border that has never been marked near the Cenepa River on Perus northern border and Ecuadors southeastern The sparsely populated jungle area known as the Cordillera del Condor has uranium and possibly oil Ecuador staked out its claim to the area with military It was the site of bloody clashes in In the Ecud dorean President Sixto Duran Ballen said Sunday that Ecua dor would not retreat and in sisted the bases under attack are on Ecuadorian Peruvian including President Alberto re mained tightlipped about the conflict The Ecuadorean military command said Peruvian forces attacked four bases with helicopters and mortars Sunday Ecuadorian officials said their forces shot down two Peruvian and that seven Peruvian soldiers were killed and two taken They said one Ecuadorean was killed and another wounded Ecuadorean field com manders said 20 Peruvian and three Ecuadorean soldiers were killed Perus government alluded indirectly Sunday to the loss of human lives for political Limas Channel 4 television re ported Sunday evening that 3D Ecuadorean and six Peruvian soldiers had been Peruvian radio reported that a squadron of air force Mirage jets had taken off from the northern city of 850 kilometres northwest of Lima and 80 kilometres from the in the direction of the Rural Grits want Rock to back off gun laws The Canadian Press WINNIPEG One Liberal backbencher says Justice Min ister Allan Rock will be press ured this week to further post pone or eliminate his demands for mandatory registration of all Manitoba Liberal MP David If chairman of the Liberal rural said many of his colleagues in rural ridings will confront Rock at the partys national caucus meeting in Tor Iftody told the Winnipeg Free Press in a report out of Ottawa that he and others will ask Rock to extend the current eightyear deadline for man datory registration of all fire or possibly making the system completely There are a lot of MPs who are going to be looking to Allan for some more room on regis said Weve all spent the last eight weeks in our constituen cies talking to people and there are a lot of them who have deep concerns about registration and confiscation of certain kinds of Liberal MP Harry Verran told angry gun owners at a meeting in on the weekend thai Prime Minister Jean Chretien has threatened to expel Liberal MPs from caucus if they vote againsl proposed firearm con Rock has refused to soften the guncontrol tell ing his caucus the terms of his package are But Iftody said there is growing support in the Liberal caucus for delaying the man datory registration provisions for up to two more of the MPs think that moving to a wider window of opportunity for registration is something that is more sellable back Iftody INSIDE Super blowout STORY ON PAGE 6 6 8 911 Listeners not impressed with Super Bowl joke WINNIPEG CP Scruff a disc jockey who has been known to do just about anything for did it But this time he may have lost a couple of morning disc jockey for C had been advertising an all expensespaid trip to Miami1 to watch the Super Bowl for the past week and had generated more than The 30 winners some who purchased travel insurance and bought met Sunday afternoon at the Air Manitoba terminal for their only to discover a bus waiting for them in the What they got was a bus ride to where they could watch the big game on the big screen at the Chatterbox I guess its just a but youve got to have a pretty sick sense of said Chris OUTSIDE WfATHER ON PAGE 8
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