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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 13 TNI IFTWBRIB6B HERALD Salurday, Aujuil 55, 1970 Breakaway Indians Happy In New Camp J. J. JL (CD -A rbq- grrl iiflle bawi of Indians who foresook the coinlorts of civili- r.afion to live like Uieif furo- fnthcr.s arc entering their third year in the Rocky Mountain unkierness. Jt in the summer of that Chief Robert Smallboy, now 74, led about 151) members of his ISrmineskin Rand away from their reserve at Hobbema, 43 miles south of Edmonton. They settled on (lie Kootenay Plains, 100 miles southwest of tiic Alberta capital. "We want to get our people away from the temptations of liquor and was the simple explanation given to a visiting rcjinrler Hus week by Lazarus Roan, BO, Ilin first lieutenant of Chief Smallboy. The reporter was impressed by the happiness of most mem- bers of the band in their camp of white tents, an old teepee and assorted vehicles near two O'clock Ur'eek just off the hard- top David Thompson Highway, which links the Kootenay Plains with the mining town of Nordegg 45 miles to the east. Fifteen miles to the west is the Banff-Jasper Highway, a scenic route bustling with tourists. Children w ere playing hap- pily with makeshift toys and games, elders were visiting around, able men were occupy- ing UieiiiH'lvES with chores and the sun s h o n R on the clean wash outside most, tents. Of the 140 persons still with Smailboy, about 1110 are young people, 40 of them of school age. Th.sre are 20 men of work- ing age and a dozen grandfath- ers and grandmothers. The band has 30 horses. A sticky situation about schooling has been overcome. Two trailers in the camp are used for classrooms, presided over by Violet Omeassa, camp teacher and Smallboy's inter- preter. In another move toward in- dependence, the group has set up their own store. This has avoided Ilio former welfare payments and the Indian af- fairs department has assisted in (he move. NO I'ltUSSUUU Although their shifting from camp to camp within a recrea- tion and wilderness area like the Kootenay Plains has been a contravention of park regula- tions, there has been no gov- ernment pressure on the band. Both federal and provincial authorities have been ignoring the situation, apart from re- ceiving Smallboy's repeated re- quests for a new reserve for his people. Mr. Roan said lumbering pos- sibilities in the Muskiki Lake area, west along the Brazei River, could provide an incon for the band. Last year t working men were employe on the clearing of tlie Bigho Dam reservoir to the west. B this year there has been litt employment. Bicycle Rider Dies Iii Fall CALGARY (CP) Larr Dulka, 12, of Calgary was kil ed when he lost control of h; bicycle and fell, hitting hi head on the curb. 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SPECIAL (ONE HOUR ONLY) BRNO Shotgun Shells 12 gouge, shells. Shot No. 2, 4, 5. 6 and JS shells per box. Woolco Price 2.47. SAU 1.99 FROM THE SMOKE SHOP SAVE .38 TO .68 MEDICO PIPES VARSITY Reg. Wcolco Price 3.37 SALE 2.99 STANDARD Reg. Woolco Price 3.77 SAIE 2 99 CONQUEROR Reg. Woolco Prica 4.67 SAIE GREAT SAVINGS MONDAY 3 P.M. SPECIAL (ONE HOUR ONLY) KLEENEX PAPER TOWELS 150 double layer sheets per roll. 2 rolls per package. Reg. Woolco Pries .57. SALE .44 Reg. Woolco Price 4.44. SALE LITTLE GIRLS- SUMS LITTLE GIRLS' JUMPERS 100% bonded Acrylic, 100% Nylon lining. Assorted styles. Plaid. Sizes 4 to 6x. Unlined bonded Acrylic. Modified flare leg, half boxer waist, plaid. Sizes 4 to 6x. SAVE .29 TO .60 LITTLE GIRLS' AND BOY'S BRIEFS AND VESTS LITTLE GIRLS' AND BOY'S SWEATERS Canadian made. Tailored under- wear. White only. Sires 2 to 6x. Reg. Woolco Price Hash or 3 pair 'or 2.59 Pullover and Cardigan styles. Plain colors or stripes. Sizes 4 to 6x. 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