Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
14 THE LITHORIDGE HERAID Wcrfnoirlny, August 1, Ottawa's Indian programs to recognize native culture I'iPMOYl'ON' (IT) Incliilll Affairs Minister Jean I'liiTlk'n Tuesday pkxlwd flu' clc-pait- iili'iit will willi Indians lo programs nin' [mliim cultural viilm-s. Mr. rliri'lion toUl till' Kcneral HfsemMy (if tin- N'atioiul Indian Hrotherl'iiKxl that wlu-n [mliim parents ask for of llii'Li- rtillurul values and cus- toms in school programs "Ihey me not askiiu: fur the moon, [heir request is legitimate and reasonable." nccopmticm of the "cultural dimension" in Indian affairs is tile moil cluuiiw tak- place in his department, Jlr. i'hretic-n saul. The depart- ment plans to consult with In- dian cultural leaders to develop programs "that will do justice to ilie many cultural traditions of the native people of Can- ada." Kduc'ational. economic and social programs must be linked to Indian culture and be in har- mony with Indian values if they arc lo hi'nefit Indian people, Mr. Chretien Kiid. l.KA OYKK The federal will continue to encourage full in- volvement nf Indians in (level opment of their communities. believe that the era of confrontation is over. The time has now- come to work togetliei and discuss our problems hon- estly and openly." Mr. Chretien said he has tolc provincial education ministers that several provincial Indian associations have risked the.' federal to termi- nale signing of educational agreements in which only livo liarlies arc- represented. Tlic associations want the local band council, the federal gov- ernment and Ihc- school board to Ixi represented. lie said he will continue to seek provincial laws giving In- dians representation on local school hoards. Mr. Chretien, in his fourth year as Indian affaire minister said he has always emphasized the for dialogue between department nncj Indian >eoplc. 't'he more dialogue can nave, the more you express vcnir ideas on education, com- munity development, economic development, housing tho easier it will he for us to for- mulate a philosophy which is compatible with yours." Mr. Chretien citrxl the grants to bands and hand capital plan- ning programs as examples of the new direction the depart- ment is taking. Under the grants to hands, '137 hands will administer about SHI million in 1972-73 previously managed hy federal officials. A text of Mr. Chretien's speech was released prior lo delivery. JEAN CHRETIEN toyolhcrncss Nixon, wooing Jewish vole, Election, halts iiii WASHINGTON (Cl1) 't'hc coining president! ill cleclion in tlie Unitinl Slates seems lo rule (nil any possi- bility of fresh American in- itiatives lo encourage ;i more pei'inmu'nl in the Middle East. Kgypt's decision to send So- viot military forces and ad- visers liome would appear lo open n new dinplcr in tlic non- stop drama of the Middle Kiml, Hut domestic political consider- ations, and particularly the pro- Israel vote, will probably dis- courage lite Nixon adminis- tration from moving to exploit Urn situation. H has long been accepted In foreign capitals, with varying Esso faces Social responsibility' K11MONTON' (CP) A ma-i jor oil company is paying for a prfjccl which makes students with management ability avail- able to small businesses in ru- ral Alberta areas at little or no cost to the firms. The project is one small part of an Imperial 0 il Ltd. pro- gram which is putting into employing 2SD post-secon- dary school students this sum- mer across Canada. Imperial Oil started the stu- dent employment program two years ago to meet what the company described as a "cor- porate social responsibility." Twenty-f o 11 r students in Al- berta are supported by the pro-! gram, which will give them each for aiiout in weeks' work in a v a r i e t y of social, business and artislic activities. In Alberta, the program i.s being run by the provincial de- partment of culture, youth and recreation in conjunction with I h c provincial government's Student Temporary Kmploy- ment Program, The jobs range from studying the Landlord Tenant A c t in Lcthbridgc to employing two people with a chamber music group in Calgary. In Edmonton, two native sto- dcnt-S have been h'rcd lo pro-1 tries in Spruce Grove and the vide counselling and recreation at a youth development centre for HO young people judged delinquent by juvenile courLs. Another five people are work- ing in an English language teaching program for new- comers lo Canada. The business porlion of the program involves five com- merce students from the Uni- working for Craig Manufactur- Stiamil Corp. in Innisfail in market ing, business projec- tions, cosl acfountinf' develop- ment, and production costing. Don Stewart, STEP eo-or- dinalor, said the program conlcl be the first Atop in making highly (rained commerce sln- dent.s available to provide busi- ness management skills at Low cost (o small businesses, par- ticularly in rural areas. of resignation or linpii- licnre, that Ihe U.S. electoral process lias a paralysing effect on vairld diplomacy every four years. This year is not likely In be mi exccplioii. The White House and tlic slate department have main- tained a sphinx-like silence so far, a.s the extent of Soviet mili- tary withdrawals from Kgypl has become known. U.S. MUM (IN SOVIETS In line vvitli its recent cordial- ity towards the Soviet Union, the administration has sup- pressed any overt display of at the obvious loss of Soviet influence in one of the world's most sensitive regions. Hut tact alone [Iocs not ap- pear to be tlic explanation for Washington's determinedly low profile. Several political nim- mcnaltors have already pointed to what they see as the most logical next step in lessening Mideast reduction in the rate of American arms flowing to Israel. The same commenatlor.s bavc acknowl- edged Ihe impossibility of that next step until the elections are over. liy rcecnl tradition, the Jew- ish vote in Ihe U.S. has gone by large margin lo (lie Demo- cratic party. So have substan- tial campaign contributions from the Jewish business and professional community. However, poll-lakers and poli- ticians see a Jewish swing this year toward ['resident Nixon and llic Hcpublicans, in part re- flecting Nixon's wider public appeal but also because he is regarded as being more firmly committed to Israel tlirm Democratic nominee George McCiovcrn. Considerable publicity li.is hccn given lately lo gatliei ings of Jewish political contributors in Los Angeles and New York, many of them long-time Demo- crats, at wliicli pro-admini.s- tration pilches were made. TIio crucial importance of the Jew- ish vote in such key .states ns New York, Ohio, Klorida and California has been stressed by political analysts. It would Ihus be. unrealistic to expccl any action now by Iho White House that could be in- terpi L'led as diluting the Ameri- can commitmenl to aid Israel. Kvcn an increase in U.S. pressure on Israel lo modify its terms for irjguiialion the Arabs appears unlikely at this stage. And the Israeli govern- ment is even less likely to feel pressed by circumstances to negotiate, now (hat the threat of direct Soviet involvement on the- Arab side has diminished. SMAll-TOWN COP? il tiki; boinej a small-town police chid? How Jo Ihc problems tM'.a from IMOIO in o big cily? Read Ernost Hillen's article on Iho maintoiancc of law and order in Exeter, Ontario, h'i one of many inlC'rt-'Lling arlkles this Saturday in Weekend Magazine. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGH HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE Two students under the rial program also arc working for the labor department to de- ing in Morhwille, Neoncx Lei- termine ttie effectiveness of and other provincial em- sure Products in Red Deer, O I e n d a I e Mobile Homes in ploymcnt programs. DEIUXE NYION Ho chame for tire, mou; No required. 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