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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, January 14, 1975 Hill p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30th Gsffes Luneh 4 Boor Prizes PHONE 833-3811 TABER civic CFNTRF %9s si CfeS Em a g a a a Em Friday, Jan. 31st Coifefl Loiieh 4 Door Frizes Phone 223-2139 FiSH LAKE, B.C. (CP) A iooss translation of the sign on the library door reads: Packrat's Den. Signs outside the washrooms translate into crystal clear, unprintable Anglo Saxon. Most signs are mul- lilingual Chilcotin. Carrier, Shuswap and English. The Fish Lake Centre, 00 road miles west of Williams Lake and about 200 air miles north of Van- couver, is a centre for In- dian cultural matters serv- ing hundreds of square rnik's of eenrrai British Columbia. About 100 men. women and children live rhere because when a man decides to return to school on Canada Manpower or other government grants, wife courses loo. Most of the Indians attending are Chilco.m. Almosi. all speak English Linguist Quinde! King of Alexis Creek. B.C., has xverked on a written. Chileoijn language for eight .years. He depends on students more proficient in the oral ianeuage and together they work out the problems of patting the language on paper using a typewriter equipped with a few extra characters. SUPPORTED Next year, similar courses and workshops are planned in the Carrier and Shuswap languages. The centre is more of a community than a school, for 10 families in the area are supported by well paid Indian loggers, part of a company called Cariboo Indian Enterprises. The company is logging acres of land owned by the LICENSED TECHNICIANS A-l SERVICE SEMEN SAL MARCH 10-14, 1975 Phone Daily 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. 327-8822 "Animal Stockyards Uethbridge, Alberta Semen available from all Breeds and all Major Bull Studsl department of national Older children sometimes defence, deeded with 'heir parents, logging rights in the area to the Indians 10 years ago. The 100.000 acre parcel was part of a 1912 trade between the provincial and federal governments [or what now is the University uf British Columbia endow- ment land in Vancouver. In 19H3 federal government buik u logging school at F'ioh but later decided 10 i' because it year and there was a 50 per cenl'dropuut rate. The buildings stood emp- ty for three years before: IJ o i! 2 H a n o r tn e r Anahini Reserve chief, and other Inciiuni; es- kiblished scijDoi last summer vi'.n of Three InO.iaii tribal groups run the :.ciiool with Cliilcoun. Shusw-'ip and Carrier Indians rep resented on the board The executive director is David Ross, a non Indian social worker, who was hired to teach the -job to a native Indian assistant director Irvin Harry, lives at the centre with his wife and three children. Students range in age from 3 to 30, often in the same class. The younger ones often skip out of a child care centre in ihe same buiidine to tag alonL'. repro; ibr -i "1 ?r SCALE MODEL TRACTORS AND FARM SITS YEAR END CLEARANCE SOUTHLAND FORD ft 311 33r4iSlRlET MDRTH, UfHBiiltiGE South Alberta's Total Customer Service Outlet FORD TRACTORS and EQUIPMENT ;