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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 26, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A2 BRANDON June 2002 Aboriginal artifacts wander away from U of W BY SCOTT EDMONDS Canadian Press WINNIPEG At least 89 artifacts have disappeared from the University of Winnipegs Anthropology Museum but recordkeeping is so bad that many more may be Manitobas audi torgeneral said Many of the artifacts were collected from Manitoba First including at least 58 items from the northern Ojibwa They included a raven ceremonial water drums and birchbark You can look at this as a breach of trust on the part of the said auditor Jon It was very dismaying to us to find that these objects had been taken away from the museum without appropriate processes being followed and certainly without treating the parties who may have had an interest in those objects with appropriate More than 30 relate specifically to the Pauingassi First Band offi cials contacted said they were surprised by the revelation but had no Singleton said its impossible to put a dollar value on the since they were never but native com munities place a high cultural value on things they have long argued should be Its incumbent upon the museum to discuss the return of the items with the appropriate individuals or groups before disposing of he Its known that some of the artifacts were sent from the museum to an American aboriginal called the Three Fires in Wisconsin in Justice Murray an aborigi nal member of the Manitoba Court of Queens was involved in that which triggered Singletons interest when it was Singleton said its possible the trans fer violated the Cultural Property Export and Import since apparent ly no permit was He said his review revealed some other items were handed over informal ly to native groups by museum employ although even those exchanges vio lated university rules at the very And he said it was impossible to say from the meagre evidence he found whether any money changed hands for any of the missing Some aborigi nal artifacts are worth thousands of dol lars to I cant speculate on that because were not able to say who got them or under what circumstances they got many of these Its impossible to say whether or not money changed hands in some Only about half the museums almost collection relates to North American aboriginal The rest are drawn from cultures around the world and some of those items were missing as His report was highly critical of the university but he said officials there have promised to heed his Patrick academic vicepresi dent at the said they are also taking action against staff involved but he couldnt discuss Singleton suggested in some cases it appeared the motives of the employees were noble if not their It looks to us as though certain employees of the museum gave them to parties they thought would be appropri We know that for some of For other we just dont now what happened to He recommended the university get legal advice concerning the actions of its Critics want plebiscite on casino CONTINUED FROM Al Elected city officials may have other Our intent was to enter into negoti Errol Black I think were I think its a gen uine Ken McKay says the bands next move is to begin facetoface Its currently negotiating to acquire land along the TransCanada Highway to house the Steve the minister who over sees the gambling was unavail able for comment on whether Brandon councils support is Some councillors appeared confused Monday after approving the resolution when Atkinson insisted council follow the agenda and vote on a similar motion to formally start Council overturned his and voted to withdraw that resolution and including one to hold a Both Atkinson and Black say they favour allowing Brandonites to settle the issue in a They have the support of Connie who once took a petition of res idents opposed to a Let the people There are a lot of people for it and a lot of people against Its a I dont want a casino in Its going to be the children who suffer because the parents will spend money where they have no business spending Super 8 Hotel owner Bonnie Owens says she can see both benefits and draw backs of a It would be a good tourist Casinos also contribute to gambling she CORRECTION Doug Paterson withdrew from a city council vote Monday regarding Brandons intent to start urban reserve negotiations with Sioux Council then voted 64 in favour of the Councillors Dave Ken Todd Rick Marion Robinsong and Errol Black supported Mayor Reg Atkinson and councillors Margo Don Jessiman and Beth Smale opposed Incorrect information appeared in Tuesdays Nearly finished COLIN SUN Brett Heselwood plays with a school photo stuck to his forehead yester day afternoon at Riverheights The fifth grader and his class mates will have their last day of school for the season on Citizens present ideas on improving city Local residents have plenty of ideas for how Brandon can become a better place to Through three public meetings into a new development plan for the Brandon about 25 people have called for more higher targeted urban growth and downtown revitaliza says Marga planner with Fulcrum Planning of Fulcrum and local consultant Richard Rounds are consulting the pub lic and researching the leading up to the presentation of a new plan for the councils of Elton and Cornwallis to consider next A development plan designates areas for different types of land Yesterday only a few municipal officials and one chamber of commerce manager attended a public development plan meeting that was advertised by handbills and press releas Im committed to going out as much as Betz Brandons populations of seniors and young people are creating needs for different types of Rounds The youth population is growing by rural residents moving into the Maple Leafs arrival has added jobs to the city in the last few More changes are in Betz particularly once Brandon reaches a population of Thats when cities find their econom ic bases stabilize and residents become more interested in art specialty shopping areas and she Many of those interests already exist she The consultants will likely hold more public meetings before recommending a new development Sun Training Plan stories sought BY KYLA DUNCAN Brandon Sun A Manitoba film company wants to bring a piece of Canadian history to with the help of Brandon resi Frank producer of the future documentary In a Common Cause is looking for people with con nections to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan Were looking for some human interest stories people who met and married during the BCATP there are a lot of stories and theres also stories of loss and we want to capture those sto says from Winnipeg based Skywest Adamson says hes hoping anyone with a pictures or memorabilia will pop into the Commonwealth Air Museum Saturday at 9 Adamson says he was first approached by the Royal Canadian Air Force to make the He says he is now inspired to educate peo ple with the which is scheduled to air on Global Television in It was one of the most major events in Canadian history that no one knows anything The BCATP ran in Canada from 1935 to 1945 in preparation for and dur ing the Second World It was the major flight training program for pilots in Great New Czechoslovakia and the United States of More than air crew were Manitoba patients flood legislature with letters on funding WINNIPEG A few hundred chi ropractic patients and several chiroprac tors showed up the legislature yesterday with letters asking the govern ment to reconsider cutting funding for chiropractic The province is reducing support for adult chiropractic services by 30 per cent and removing coverage for chil drens chiropractic services completely as of July Darrel a Winnipeg chiro said the letters were the first of collected from upset All but three backbench members of the legislature came out of their offices to accept the But Health Minister Dave Chomiak said the letters will not change his Weve got to get these savings some he This was not a deci sion that was made It wasnt done out of We simply cant sustain Premier Gary Doer suggested the patients send the letters instead to the federal which doesnt reim burse provinces for chiropractic cover age because the service isnt listed under the Canada Health Shirley who was hit by a car more than a decade said if it werent for her chiropractor she would not be walking Heidbrecht said she struggles to pay the to a visit she is required to pay and cant afford to add anoth er which is what the government is downloading onto Press Pair taunted drowning stranger WINNIPEG Two men who tossed a jogger off a bridge taunted him as he drowned in the Red a court was told Dwayne Ritchot testified at the trial of his friend Christopher Haight yester day that after Haight threw 17yearold Bradford McLean off the they shouted and cursed at him to He was splashing around in the said flailing his arms for the We told him to Winnipeg police discovered McLeans body in the Red River pleaded not guilty to sec onddegree murder in McLeans Another Derek said the pair told him within hours of the incident that when they saw McLean couldnt they laughed and yelled curseladen instructions at him as he flailed in the But Ritchot testified that once they returned to their he heard Haight gagging in the Ritchot said Haight started feeling really He said he regretted doing it and felt bad about Ritchot said the men were walking over a bridge home from work at a win dow firm when a stranger to came jogging up behind He testified that the two men moved aside to let him pass when McLean stopped and asked Ritchot what the are you looking at Ritchot said he was about to hit McLean when Haight struck the man from lifting him and sending him off the LOTTERIES PICKS SCHOOL DAY 2 MY 3 CONTACT US Toll DEATHS Dora nee May June 2002 of Oak Lillian passed away June Margaret passed away in William beloved husband of Brandon Suns Forecast Wtathtr On Demand Tha iWaather Western Manitoba Forecast Mainly 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