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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta J8 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Friday, December 3, 1971 Plans under discussion for IJjifoeroJ Assumption School addition j , � ow,v, mi,no for a nmnnssd i .letTV Heck, principal of As-jC^t^f t^C^mm PRE-INYENT0RY SALE! " 4 Special values throughout the Store louone Prince  ENGLISH CRIMP (IT oz.) The best in crimp material. Reg. 5.98 yd. A Qft Now Only .......................... yd. "liOO  CRUSH VELVET Pre-inventory. C CQ Special Only ........................yd.  PLAYTIME COTTONS Regular to 1.69. QQflC Pre-inventory special only .............. yd. WwJB  PARTY BROCADES Regular to 7.69 yd. O QQ Pre-inventory special ................. yd. OeOw  HEATHERTONE ENGLISH BONDED Mix and Match. Reg. 5.39 yd. O QQ Now Only..........................yd. C�Ow Savings. on. all. "STRETCH. KNIT". MATERIALS unlikely Allen Sulatycky, pai-liamen-tary secretary to Energy Minister J. J. Greene, doesn't go along with analysts who predict a Liberal defeat in the next federal election. In an interview with the Herald, Mr. Sulatycky said at most the Liberal Party could lose 25 seats, leaving them in power with a minority government. He said although voting results can't be predicted, he is not willing to accept the view that people are generally dissatisfied with the national government and will vote against it as they have done in recent provincial elections. Doing a brief analysis of his own, Mi-. Sulatycky said there is no area in Canada where a Liberal defeat at the polls could contribute to the downfall of the party. A loss of the eight seats the Liberals hold in the Maritimes would be insignificant; most of the Liberal support in Ontario is in the cities and Mr. Sulatycky sees no indication of diminishing support there. Of the 11 Prairie seats, he sees only four in possible jeopardy On another subject, the Member of Parliament from Rocky Mountain said reason has returned since the uproar following the National Energy Board rejection of natural gas exports. He said Albertans "want, basically to feel that their resources are for their own immediate and future benefit." If further gas exports were allowed, "we set the price today for the next 10 to 20 years," he said. Another disadvantage to selling the gas now is the prospect of having to import it in the future, he said. The National Energy Board has established that Canada's cheap energy will be used for Canadian purposes first. By BILL HUNT With RUDY HAUGENEDEIt Staff Writer MUSKIKI LAKE - Two rifle shots rang across the mountains in the wee hours of the morning during my first night at Chief Robert Small Boy's wilderness camp. I jumped out of bsd saying, "it can't be, k can't be." Nobody could be out hunting this early in the morning - it's only 3:30. My wife says she also heard the shots. The shots, it turned out, were tfca customary way of celebrating the birth of a new child at the camp. The next morning the newborn girl's mother was busily doing morning chores-without obvious discomfort. Only a few hours before she Register now for Stretch Sewing Classes Beginning January 11th, 1972 CASH OR CHARGEX - AIL SALES FINAL 426 13 ST. NORTH PHONE 328-4536 fHfc Hi .~ 2- - Five hour-old camp-born baby and mother Sensationalism blurred real issues in northern Alberta Indian dispute By RUDY HAUGENEDER I Staff Writer Misleading information from militant Indian leaders and lousy news media reporting resulted in the political controversy surrounding a native strike against Indian schools in northern Alberta. Jim Wilson, Lethbridge Herald city editor, said the sensationalism surrounding the situation at Kehewin, Saddle Lake and Cold Lake reserves blurred the problems behind the strike. Speaking on the Napi Friendship Association hot seat in Pincher Creek, Mr. Wilson said some of the people involved in the strike did not even know what it was about. The strike did not present a united effort by the people involved, he said. The three reserves which participated are "not on speaking terms" with one another. After interviewing Ind i a n s We Will Place An ORGAN In YOUR HOME During Our Special ORGAN TRIAL COURSE An Ideal Christmas Gift! A course designed for both children and adults. Find out how taty it is to learn to play the organ. Truly an ideal Christmas gift ... A GIFT OF MUSIC! CHOOSE THE COURSE TO FIT YOUR BUDGET 4 WEEK ORGAN COURSE.....................ONLY 19.50 6 WEEK ORGAN COURSE.....................ONLY 29.25 8 WEEK ORGAN COURSE.....................ONLY 37.50 Remember: We supply the organ for home practise Prueggers Accordion College Ltd. living on the three reserves Mr. Wilson said: "They talked about people who do nothing (Indian leaders) but swear about each ether." While in the strike area he was given a tour of the trouble spots by an Indian leader who was a self - admitted militant. At various places along the tour route Mr. Wilson said the Indian guide pointed out, from a distance, problem: areas while not actually going to the spot. Later Mr. Wilson visited the same spots on his own where Indians were allegedly suffering, to find no one lived there. He explained that one reason for the strike stemmed from Indian reserve education system attitudes. Not only is the Indian education system inadequate but also education as a whole-Indian and white - is lagging behind society in development, Ik added. However, a full education. even with its shortcomings is necessary for the Indians if they are to progress or get jobs. It would be difficult to institute Indian language and culture courses into all reserve schools because of the differences among Indian tribes. Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chretien told Mr. Wilson earlier that money is available to finance special cultural and educational projects where the native population and initiative are sufficient to warrant them. Culture is evolutionary and changes with the times, Mr Wilson said. Because white society prevails, Indians must adopt changes to their culture when off the reserve. On the reserve, they have a right to live as they choose. Indian culture must continue to evolve, he said. Some of the old cultural strings must be Youth Exhibition Board is involved in livestock show loosened to allow new ones to develop. Mr. Wilson said other minority groups in Canada retain much of their culture while fitting into society, and some of the techniques these people use could be applied by Indians. Where population warrants and distance to schools is not a factor, white and Indian stu dents should attend each other's schools. Among changes suggested by Mr. Wilson was the elimination of references to Indians as savages in text books, on television and in films. The reference to Indians as savages has a negative effect on Indian youths who can de-velop inferiority complexes, and on white children who grow up expecting the Indians to be savages. He challenged Indian parents to work harder in developing a pride in being Indian among their children. had been in labor and delivered an eight pound, seven ounce girl. Someone had already driven to Rocky Mountain House to fill in the proper birth registration papers. And the baby looked as healthy as any I have ever seen. The baby's father, Jackson Roam, who has been with the band nearly a year, feels the group has accomplished everything it set out to do. "The children are happy and disciplined, quite a difference from the children you see drinking elsewhere. But not here. Nobody staggers drunkenly about, steals or even swears," he said. "I'm sure we've found what we want." Jim Small Boy, the chief's son and a mechanic prior to joining the group says: "I like to fix machines . . . anything mechanical." The acting - mechanic for the group says he misses some of the faster-paced, more mechanically - oriented activities at the Hobbema reserve but claims the pleasures of life he finds living in the wilderness supercede anything on the reserve. Mrs. Dorothy Small Boy, one of the chief's daughters-in-law, is the mother of 11 children and one foster child. She says the main reason she left Hobbema was to provide a better life for her children. She admits it was pretty rough living in the mountains at first but now she wouldn't trade it for anything. "We're really happy out here," she said. Among the things most obviously absent in this area are television sets, and they are what are missed most by the people. However, the modern comforts do not compare with the natural beauty ind cleanliness and the co-operative spirit of family life. Just as the spirit of Canadian nationalism is growing, so is there pride developing among the Indians. A band member, formerly of the Sarcee reserve near Calgary said he left that reserve because he wanted to learn more about his native culture. Indian culture, he claimed, "had died out quite a bit," at his reserve. He attributes the success of the wilderness experiment to Chief Small Boy, who is "a very wise leader and respected by everyone." "A free and happier life." Time after time those were the words used to express the camp's life style. Some admit they occasionally think of the modern'Comforts of the reserve they have left behind, but say they won't return. Rick Yellow Bird, a former warehouse supervisor in Edmonton, who is married to the With 13 new members, the Youth Exhibition Board is working in close co-operation with the Lethbridge and District Exhibition for the Rocky Mountain Livestock Show and Sale. Doug Hudson, representing the Youth Exhibition Board, told the parent body's annual meeting the youths hope for an expanded program during the coming summer fair also. He said the youth board wants to have an opportunity to use one night during the fair to present some activities during the grandstand time, actually replacing the regular show. Mr. Hudson said the three paint - ins held prior to the opening of the 1971 summer fail* were well - received and started the public and participants thinking about the fair. He said the youth board would this year help with the bandstand orchestra program and would like to present an other coffeehouse. The coffeehouse didn't make money, but was constantly full, indicating it's popularity. He said the best project was the Youth - a - Rama Building. "People caught on to the idea of spending money to get money out of their booths," he said. Most of the booths were operated by local businesses. RAINBOW TROUT Fresh Caught and Dressed for Each Order $1.50 PER LB. DRESSED WEIGHT Orders for 5 lbs. or more delivered FRiE to Lethbridge customers TAME DUCKS ALSO FRESH KILLED AND DRESSED TO ORDER To Order Call After 5:00 p.m. 327-8465 Lethbridge or 752-2044 Raymond SHADY LANE TROUT FARM WELLING - ALBERTA Distinctive LET PRINTED SALESMEN DO THE JOB! We can help you design your direct mail advertising so that it puts IMPACT into your selling. We print it, mail it, too.  Complete Campaigns  Mailing Circulars  Addressing  Flyers  Brochures Offset or Letterpress Full Color See Our Samples Just Call! The Lethbridge Herald Printing and Lithographing DIVISION HERALD BUILDING 5th Avenue Entrance Opposite the Downtown Car Parkade band's only white inhabitant said his family had to sacrifice many material things to move to the wilderness. His wife Karen, like her husband, doesn't enjoy city life. "This might be a little hard to come across, marrying an Indian person and moving out here into a tent and learning how to cook," she said. "But it's peaceful and there's nothing to compete with. In the city there's always something ... if you don't dress in the latest fashion you're looked down upon." She found adjusting to washing clothes on a washboard and other household chores done differently by city wives a little difficult at first, but has learned from the Indian women here at camp. Her husband gleamed happily, stating she has now "learned to cook." However, Karen feels this way of life is the right way for her. She wants her child to grow up "the right way, at the camp." An old man who left Hobbema with the original group says he came to "find the reality of life." He said he had belonged to various religious denominations but became disillusioned with the rivalry between them. Each denomination, he said, put up barriers against the other, although they all use the same book of worship. "This is not God," he says. "Out here I can pray and talk to my creator directly," without outside interference. He feels churches operate using the same principles of big business: "Money, money, money." "Here I can pray and feel free. Under the white church system I am a heathen because I happen to be an Indian. "Out here you discover the real God and learn to consider others, not just yourself." MORE TOMORROW Christmas Seals still selling The Kinsman TB Christmas Seal campaign made another advance toward its $26,973 final goal Thursday when it received donations of $449. Total contributions are now $16,494 and represent 61.1 per cent of the final objective. r ASPHALT 2 F PAVING 2 r TOLLESTRUP 1 Construction Co. ltd. 4j1 ^ SAND and GRAVEL A W PHONE ^ ^ 328-2702 - 327-3610 ^ B & E HARDWARE 414 13th STREET NORTH INCREDIBLE EDIBLES Reg. 19.95 SUPER SPECIAL NOW ONLY____ 4.87 INCREDIBLE EDIBLE REFILLS 'for making Kooky Kakes SPECIAL, ONLY . . 99c (while stock lasts) C.F.L. COMMAND CONTROL ELECTRIC ACTION FOOTBALL GAME with FREE official Signal Guide Reg. 14.99 Special, 1 Ag7 only .... 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