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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta J4 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Solurdny, Dctnmber 18. 1971 Kehewin reserve Cree Indian leader raps with souths Blood Indians KRANTHS W E FAT I hnvc with mo Chief Gordon Young Chief of the Kehewin ruservp (Hie eloeUxi chief of the Iwndl, along with his council and the bund manager, Joe Dionnc. I understand you're on a tour of the Blood reserve, the Browning, Montana Blackfcet reserve and the Crow Agency. What i.s the purpose of this tour? JOE IHONNF The purpose is to got the council members to orient themselves to the economic development field among the Indian pie. TMs had been planned for the benefit of the band and council shortly after the council was elected. Just after we had this little uprising on Kehewin we have managed to get away for a .week with the council and chief. The council just appointed an eco n o m i c development commission on Kehewin. A councillor is a member, along with four band members, and it hopes to start up some industrial or economic devel- opment programs on the re- serve. This was an opportune time to go on this tour we got the money from the depart- ment of Indian affairs and this is OUT first day nn the Blood reserve. We chose those three re- serves specifically because of the fact that they are bigger reserves, and have more de- velopment than any other re- serves I know. Tlw Blood re- serve is one of the most de- veloped reserves in Canada. The Crows and the Black- feet in the t'.S. are also known for their administra- tive system and their num- ber of development. The council is on this tour to be well in advance of the people on our reserve, and to know what is possible and what is not. I think by seeing that the Crows and the Black-feet and the Bloods can do something, our council will be encour- aged that the Kehewin Crees can also get these things on their reserve. So far we've seen what's on the Blocd re- serve and I think the coun- cil is impressed. WEASLE FAT Chief Young Chief, how big is your reserve? YOUNG CHIEF It's five miles by six miles in size, with 507 people. WF Of tile 507, how many would be able to work? YC There are approx- imately 64 men who are em- Lethbridge police iveapons effective Lethbridge is not likely to "The .38 calibre Webley Scott follow Calgary police officials' j revolver carried by the Calgary lead in upgrading handguns. i force is good for knocking a The Calgary police coramis- man down only if you use it sion approved Thursday the like a said Lethbridge purchase of more powerful re-; Chief of Police Ralph Michel- volvers to replace those cur- j son. rently carried by the city po- j "The rule for the use of fire- lice force. arms by Lethbridge police is The request for new revolv- that an officer may shoot only ers stemmed from the shooting j in self defense or in the de- of a Calgary constable follow- fcnse of others, ing the fatal shooting of a 13-1 ..If this allows the C5 year old drug store clerk of a fled ct thnn Saturday night. wc h arrest him flt a In making the request a Cal- Iater [imc garv police sergeant told the i commission, "We want some-i "e hope we will never toe one to stav when usc our but shoot him 'tio we are Prepared, trained ana The situation is different saif.thc chi( f city police are iv '_______________________j sued with Smith and Wesson j .38 calibre special revolvers Breathalyzer with four inch barrels. A "1 I calibre special fires a higher Christmas is traditionally a veiocily and Iarger projectilc time of togetherness, friend-1 than tne standard 38 revolver ship and liappmess. Remember carried bv Calgan- constables, however, the breathalyzer leg- j carTJC-d klation makes it unwise, as; bridge is the mo.t well as dangerous to drink i ,ridelv lKcd of all ,ice drive. Tem-per your holiday It ajld sprnts with common sense, and j the FBT m6 the police yourself. said Chief Michel- son. The chief said that no matter how good the gun and the am- munition developed for police work are, they would be of no use at all to an officer who was not trained and skilled in handling them. HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 FOR YOUR COMPLETE WEDDING REQUIREMENTS Invitation! Announcements (24 Hour Service If Necessary) Brido Booki Thank You Cardj Napkins Matches We provide Complimentary Personalized Head Table Plots Cards with each Order! FREE CUSTOMER PARKING THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE invites applications for The Following Sessional Instructors in the following areas Commercial Vehicle Graphic Arts Driving Drapery Construction Host-Hostess Training Radio Technology Floor Covering Sheet Me'al Upholstery Heavy Equipment- operation and servicing Painting Appliance Repair Business Equipment Servicing Welding Plumbing nary 3 to April 30, 1972. planning jnstrue- DUTIES: To teach from Ja Bponsibility includ tian of day programs. TRAINING: Rreogrmed training experience In fieldi related to the instruction Oreo. SALARY: Commensurate with qualification and APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 22, 1971. Interested persons should apply for the standard "Applica- tion for Employment" form to: The Director of Personnel tolhbridge Community College Irlhbridge, Alberta Phono 327-2141 Thc following is a transcript of a 15-minute radio interview between Francos Fat of (lie Blood Indian reserve, and Cree Indians from the Kehewin reserve northeast of Edmonton. The Kehewin Indians recently ended a school .strike, and are still involved in a sit-in at federal government offices in Edmonton. They were also the subject of a three-part Her- ald feature. The interview was tape-recorded by Mrs. Weasle Fat in Cardston when the Kehewin officials were there as part of a tour of several advanced Indian reserves. It was broadcast on Radio during Black- foot Radio's regular Sunday noon program. ployable, and 26 women. Would the typo of industry you'd be interested in be able to employ all these 0 YC We're thinking of employing about 30 to 40 peo- ple if we start anything like this. WF Kehewin has been in the news quite a hit lately regarding this school strike. Did 5-011 really feel that you had to go on strike in order to get your requests from the government? YC I think we moved too quickly, to jump on this strike. I think there were other ways that could have been worked out instead of going on strike. 1 wasn't satisfied to go on strike myself. I was attend- ing college and I had to drop out on account of the strike. I was co-ordinating it, and as leader I had to be there. We've been on strike nine weeks, and the students are back. But Ihe high school stu- dents are on a semester sys- tem and had to drop out and wait for the next semester in January. This is one thing we found out just before we ended our strike, that the students are too far back behind now, and it's no use for them to go back to school. This is some- thing that I really feel pretty bsd about, because they miss- ed so much of their education. Now they have to start all over again in January, whic'i is quite bad for them. I don't think they'll be able to recov- er for quite a long Lime. All the other lower grades have gone back to school, WF Are there any ed- ucational facilities on the re- serve, and if so. bow many sludents are attending them? YC There are 20 chil- dren, but just in kindergar- ten. That's lire only educa- tional facilities wc h.'ivc right inside our reserve. e WF What per cent of the reserve population would you say are students? YC About 27 per cent are students. WF Just 20 of them go on the reserve and the rest have to go off the reserve? a YC Yes. the others attend school at Bonnyville, 15 miles north of our reserve. We have our own bus sj-stem, and they're bused in every day. WF As a result of this strike, apart from it affect- ing student i losing all that time, how has it affect- ed the rest of UK reserve people? been a ques- tion raised a lot since I've met with tlie minister (Indian Affairs Minister Jean Chre- It wasn't 100 per cent backing I got from the peo- ple, No. it's been a very touchy situation with the parents. Some of them really felt bad about it but they had to go along with the strike because wc believe in democracy on our reserve. But it wasn't a very strong strike, especially tile support I got. WF I understand you met with Mr. Chretien. Did you come to some agree- ment? YC Yes, I met with him twice, once in Winnipeg and again the week after in Ottawa. The time in Winni- peg he just made one com- mitment to me that I was given the school on the re- serve (kindergarten to Grade 3V So he made another ar- rangement till the children were back in school, then he was really willing to negoti- ate. I came back to my re- serve and went to the people and lold them what I had ac- complished in Winnipeg, so we all agreed to end our strike. Then I went to Ottawa and I discussed these other demands we had. I got most of them and I'm very satis- fied with it. Besides education, we ask- ed for better living condi- tions. We asked for a water system on our reserve a cistern system that we are getting starting next summer. Another thing we wanted is furnaces. The department of Indian affairs didn't want to give us furnaces because it's over the Indian affairs subsidy of the houses. So they told us to buy our own furnaces, which will each cost which we can't af- ford. People on our reserve are 98 per cent on welfare, and there are no jobs. Anothsr thing we want la gas and fuel heating systems. There are some new houses that are big houses on the re- serve, and a heater is not enough to warm them up. There is a natural gas pipe- line on the outskirts of the reserve and we wanted that pipeline to come onto our re- serve and have natural gas piped into each house. (Indian affairs has not ap- proved the request for either provision of furnaces or pro- vision of natural gas as of yet Ed.) Actually, the school strike was just for educational pur- poses, not tlicse others not for water, furnaces, gas and roads. These I was going to settle without the strike I was aware that the minister had said the strike was not for economic things the strike wasn't effective for that. The strike was for educa- tion, and that's wrhy we used the children, or at least we didn't use the children, but we all agreed to go on strike. There arc a lot of people with no families, no kids in school suc-li as myself, but I had lo do what my people wanted. c WF You seem like an awfully young chief. How old arc you? YC I'm 29 years old. I don't consider myself young. WF What prompted you to go into politics? YC I was elected, I guess. I was on my own all the lime and I was out of the reserve most of my life. The people who knew me thought I could come in and work out something better for my reserve, and I'm trying my best to do this. will be locations of farm busi- ness management courses Jan. 17 to Feb. 11. Sponsored jointly by Canada Manpower, the Alberta depart- ment of agriculture and the Al- berta department of education, the courses will each be open to 20 farmers to be selected by CMC officials. Murray McLelland, district agriculturist for the Leth- >ridge-Wanier counties, said Ire course will deal with farm management and decision-mak- ing. lie said points to be covered nclude: today's commercial 'arms and trends in agricul- ural policy; farm service agencies, research, extension iranch work and agri-business; accounting and business analy- sis financing, credit, estate >Iann ing; market systems; niying and selling, off-farm in- and money manage- ment; farm enterprises and systems; and pro- ection potentials, problems and opportunities. Milk River instructor will be Swanson, a fomer farm accounting instructor at the POLICE WEAPONS The Lethbridge standard issue .38 calibre Smith and Wesson Special revolver and three types of ammunition are shown here. The smaller shell on the loft is for a Webley .38 calibre revolver carried by the Calgary city police. The larger shell in the centre is standard .38 Special calibre ammunition, used in Lethbridge. The siightiy-shorter shell on the right is a new experimental police cartridge for the S and W .38 calibre Special, which has a much greater stopping capacity than the standard Special ammunition. Wilson Photo Respiratory diseases kill Bespirirfory disease claimed gory except one in statistics re- the lives of more men than leased bv the Canadian Tulxr- women in Canada during 1970. Men led every disease cate- culosis and Respiratory Dis- ease Association. TO SYMBOLIZE FOND MEMORY Choose wisely tho monu- ment to honor your loved ones. We will b0 plcosed to assist you. LETHBRIDGE MONUMENTAL AND TILE WORKS LTD. "Wa hav- been Satisfying Cuitomen for Over 60 Yean" 335 8th St. S., lethbridga Phona 327-3920 The exception was asthma, ivhkih claimed the lives of 162 cvomen and 161 men. In some categories, the num- i ber of men who died from respi- ratory disease was five times higher than women. Cajiccr again ied the list of most frequent killers, claiming lives. Of these, men. The second most, fatal disease was pneumonia, which took the lives of men and 2.245 women. Bronchitis and emphysema showed a wide difference in male-female deaths. j Men died nearly five times t more frequently com- pared with 570. Tiihemilosis claimed the lives of 2-19 men and llfi wom- en while 417 men and 359 wom- en died from the effects of in- fluenza. A lotal of Canadians diet! from various respiratory dieses in inro. Farm management courses set here Lethbridge and Milk River 1 necessary while the owner Is taking tire course. Single participants, will re- ceive per week; with one child, per week; two chil- dren, three children, SSI; and four or more children, Any interested farmer can apply to Mr. McLelland at the P r o v i n c i al Administration Building in Lethbridge or to Russ Dannatt at the county of- fice in Warner. Canada Manpower officials will select the people who mil take the course from the ap- plications received. RECEIVES DEGREE Marvin Frilzlcr of Leth- foririgc was awarded his Ph.D at the University of Calgary's convocation. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Fritzler of Letll- bvulge. rthbridge Community ege. Ray Kiedermier of Col- Leth- indge who instructed last year thn same type of course, will handle the local course. Mr. McLelland said special i ecturers and occasional role-' ant field trips could be part! of the course. The course will be held fivej lours a day for five days each week. There is no cost to the armer for course material. Since only active farm enter- >rise operators are allowed to ippiy, each participant will re- j ceive money according to the I number of dependants he sup-! ports, to help pay hired help i Permits issued The inspection and develop- ment department issued per- mits Wednesday for the con- struction of 14 semi-detached houses in northeast Lethbridge. Tire 28 units will be built un- der the assisted home owner- ship program at a cost of S346.000. Nu-JIode Homes has begun j construction on the which are expected to be com- pleted in the spring and fully occupied by the end of June. "PUT THCM IK Olfg CHRISTMAS SJOCKINfS" JOHN'S BEAUTY SALON Would like to announce that DONNA VANDER HULST has joined their staff Donna hos a wealth of experience in the hair- dressing field and is looking forward to serving all her customers old and new. 1271 3rd Ave. S. Phone 328-6422 fSJr CITY OF LETHBRIDGE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE COLLECTIONS During the 1971 Christmas and New Year'j Holidays, the following garbage collection schedule will be followed: Week of December 20 Collected from December 20 lo 23. Week of December 27 Collected from December 29 la 31. Only restaurants and hotel-motels will receive a collection December 27. Week of January 3rd Collected from January 4 lo 7. PLEASE PLACE REFUSE AT COLLECTION POINTS IN ADVANCE OF COLLECTION DATES EVERY ITEM Stern's Cut-Rate Furniture SERVING SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS 314 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 ;