Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Intlay, Auguil 7S, 1973 THE IfTHBRIDGE MFPA'.R 15 News from Old Crow is sod MKNNIS HK1.I. OU) CHOW, Y. T. Edith Josic, ii 411-year-old l.ou- chacux Indian woman whose News From OUI Craw cciliirnn has Iji.'Cji reprinted by dox.ens of North American news- papers, says she's making so little money Ironi writing Iliat she has had to apply Irir wel- fare. Miss Josic has been Ilie Old Crow correspondent lor the Ihiicc-v.cx'kly Whilehorxc star since and writes life in this Yukon Territory Indian village of 2iin, on the hanks nf the Porcupine Mner BO miles north of the Arctic Circle. H. Journal and E'air- br Alaska. A.J jri'y columns on a i, '.r basis licr detailed r. ,s of village lilc' have br printed intermittently by p TS: in Canada and the 1. ccl Slciles. Uriitii wrik's exactly she talks, about things that arc important >o people in Old Crou'-- caribou inns, niuskral in Ihe nig- ged Crow Fl'its m'jskci; coun- try, the comings antl goings of aircraft, the weather, hunling and fishing. She writes wilh a disarming honesty about lier friends and neighbor s, using lOnglish words, but. Loucheaux lousing and phrasing. And somehow, Ire resulting hlcml prwluces prose Ihat is both poignant and amusing, without resort i lo such frills as punctuation, correct grammar or spelling, liul Mivs .losic .says she is finding il to keep bread on the table lor herself and her three bildren. She estimate d Ihat she i earns less than SM a montli j from her sole j source of income. To sleal the phrase wild which she slurl.s each and even' column Irom Old Crow, i "1'cre are the news" about Kdilh Josic: I She lives in a two-room un- insulated cabin at the east, end of Ihe village that built for her parents, now de- ceased, during the Mis by tlie federal Indian affairs de- pi rucnl. The ct.liin is starkly fur- nished with a table, a couple of chairs and three IxHls uij asarst the rough v.ooc'cn walls. It is lu-ated by a stoic thai also is used fur "and in winter il gels cold inside as il docs most of the lime." i Miss Josie's brother lives EDITH JOSIE WEEK'S MINI-DRAW WINNER MRS. W. DOUGHERTY CALGARr, ALBERTA A MINI-DRAW EVERY WEEK 'TiL AUG. 25TH GRAND PRIZE SKIT. 16 THE FOLLOWING LUCKY 100 PEOPLE WON CASH PRIZES wilh her and helps out occa- sionally. Chief Charlie Abel and the band council help her out wilh donations of food and as do her neighbors. She said she applied for so- cial assislancc for (he first time two years ago, but was turned down. told me, you a news reporter, you "shouldn't ask for This lime, she has the hacking of the band council. Horn in Kaglc, Alaska, she moved wilh her parents to Old Crow in after completing Crade 7.....al that, she has con- siderably more schooling than most of the adults in Old Crov.1. Harry Hoylc. then editor and publisher of Tire Star, se- lected her as Old Crow corre- spondent to round out his net- work of Yukon news report- er's. The choice wasn't too dif- ficult. The Star was fascinated wilh her first lev: dispatches and printed them verbatim...... no editing, no correction of errors, no changes or chopping of any kind. It's a tradition that has endured lor a full decade. TKI.LS In Miss Josic's column, readers can follow the prog- ress of Stephen Frost and his fellow trappers during the spring muskral trapping sea- son on Crow Flats north of (he he village. You can also learn what ids are buying firecrackers at ,Joe Nelro's store, or how he world cup dog-mushing championship turned out. :hief Abel's comings and goings are carefully docu- mented, as Is each winter .-eczc-up and spring breakup on the Porcupine Hiver. Her sense of what's impor- tant in Old Crow is distinctly different from the interpreta- tion the rest of the world might put on any given event. For instance, when scientists crowded into Old Crow in :o observe an eclipse of the Sim, Edilh wrote: "Mr. Rev. J. Simon making nice feast with one moose. Everybody had nice supper. They set table for white peo- ple and the Indians were eat- ing on the ground by the mis- sion. While they cook the sun eclipse around II a.m." MANY LETTERS Miss Josie gels a barrage of letters each year, asking her about trapping on the flats, Ihe caribou migrations, hunt- ing and requests for the ''moosehead soup" recipe. "Oh, I don'l get time to an- swer many. Too busy trying In gel the news. Always lots of news from Old Crow. I enjoy it. I think so. Changes are come to Old Crow and write alwuf that." lOditii says she'll continue writing ttic news indefinitely, even though she wants a raise. And to steal yel another quote from .losie: "This is end the news." Dream ends Altrrt W Hunl, Calqary DpnnK Orcnnfj, 'Arjditir.f Bill Crtltiary Giiil C.iFqsrv H. rWre.iuH, Tori Smith, tl W f. ttnrtvn Rciii. 1 Oranl I M G f. fAiKV.ip, C.ilq.uy Jt Dirry T Qu. Mr! Phyllir. Pasulh. Cnlfjarv t. p. 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When they hought a house two blocks from us we were not very happy. To pvil il candidly, by thsl lime we were sick "f Ilieni. They wanted to Ire in on everything we did, even family affairs where they were out of place. We tried lo cool Ihe re- lalionship bill they wouldn't lake the hint. They tegan to show up at odd hours of the day and 'night. Now know they are We refused to answer the door last night when they cnmc over. They knocked on Ihe windows and harrassed ns for one solid hour. Then the phone started lo ring. We did not answer and they kept us up calling iiniil a.m. What can we do? DEAR TAR G FITS: A frank talk is In order. Tell them you want lo be left alone for a while. Re friendly but firm. If they continue to hanass yon. have an attorney write them a lotler saying you don'l want lo make their persistence a legal matter but if driven to it, you will do so. II STAMPEDE FUTURITY SWEEPSTAKE I P.O. BOX 2SOO CALGABY. AtBERTA I2P 2M7 i r.nclosert li my oftlfir. mnde llioihcSfAMrrof. Furumrr SWFEF'STAKI. I Sweepilrike TicknK 2 50 cadi. Sf'RINfiriKI.D, Mass. CAP) Singers Koherl Coulcl. Bob- by Sherman and Al Martino vtsiled her and gave her lips on how lo Iwcome a star. nut Ihe dream of Mnrlene Anne Miller. H. of Springfield, lo enter show business ended here. Mallenc has died of can ccr. During Ihe summer of she fell while playing with friends in her backyard and broke a leg. When the cast came nff, she hail a limp that didn't go Soon there was a pain behind Ihe knee Tests in. diralod il was cancer On July Marline's lei; was amputated in nn al- i tempt lo slop spread of can- She was never (old she had cancer, and she graduated with honors from junior high school in June and lo enler high school theatrical prcxluc- lions this fall. Those who knew abonl her disease nsked show business in Ihe area to visit Marlene. 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