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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wtdnndiy, January 29, 1975 "One of the toughest jobs in Canada9 CALGARY (CP) Judd Buchanan paced nervously across his suite on the 10th floor of the Calgary Inn. "Indian affairs constitutes one-third of my portfolio, but. it seems to take up 90 per cent of my time and said the lanky bespectacled freshman cabinet minister. Mr. Buchanan's appoint- ment as minister for Indian affairs and northern develop- ment following last summer's general election surprised many people. The 45-year-old life insur- ance agent had been replaced two years earlier in his post as parliamentary secretary to then-Indian affairs minister Jean Chretien by Len Mareh- and of Kamloops, the only treaty Indian MP in Canada. Mr. Buchanan says he has one of the toughest jobs in Canada today. "I think the Indian people have to increase their inde- pendence and decrease their dependence on Ottawa, but the change of life-style will be difficult to he said as he leaned on a chair and stared over the downtown rooftops. He may have been thinking about what was then the most recent militant action by trea- ty two-day oc- cupation of the department of STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 314 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 Indian affairs office' in Cal- gary. The demonstrators, led by the militant American Indian Movement, had complained of bigotry and unfair treatment by the staff of the Calgary of- fice. The occupation had ended 24 hours earlier and only after Mr. Buchanan agreed to meet with the chiefs of four southern Alberta Indian tribes to discuss the demonstrators' grievances. "I personally feel that de- pendence upon government is corrosive to their dignity and destructive to their way of life as a said the minister. "The problem is money and Indian people are going to have to look beyond the de- partment of Indian affairs as a source of money. "There are many other sources, including provincial governments, which can pro- vide assistance to native people." Mr. Buchanan would later that night avoid a direct an- swer on the question of treaty rights of Indians who come to the city, but now he conceded that he holds "definite views" on the issue. "In my opinion, when a treaty Indian comes to. the city and leaves the reserve and his band, he is no longer purely a federal responsi- said Mr. Buchanan. "Once an Indian comes to the city he is in the same po- sition as anyone. He pays pro- vincial taxes, the same rent as you or I, and liquor tax. He has the right to expect the. province to provide him with the same services it gives to other residents of the prov- ince." Mr. Buchanan agreed that conditions on many Indian re- serves provide little future for most Indian people, but said the federal government can't afford to spend any more for Indian affairs. "We already have a million-a-year he said. "I imagine we could spend billion a year and not solve all the problems on Indian re- serves.-" He said he does not endorse proposals for increased grants for Indian families for the purchase or construction of new homes. "Grants aren't going to solve the he said. "We may have to have Indian people go through con- ventional channels to buy their homes, with mortgages and financing, just like every other Canadian has to." The other 10 per cent of Mr. Buchanan's de- velopment and the national parks best be ad- ministered by one minister with over-all control over all three areas, said the London West MP, "My predecessor, Mr. Chre- tien, found out that by having all three under his control he could better administer the North, he said. "As minister for ail three responsibilities, he could set aside national parks in the North, create jobs for native people, and protect the rights of the native people of the North." Would he like to see his por- tfolio divided into two or three separate cabinet posts? "Not on your says Mr. Buchana. "I enjoy all the ac- tion." Dinosaur scandal rages in Israel JUDDBUCHANAN Unions blamed OTTAWA (CP) The Cana- dian Press reported erroneously Saturday that Jean Chretien, treasury board president, had criticized the Canadian Union of Public Employees for taking advan- tage of collective bargaining, procedures within the public JERUSALEM (AP) A di- nosaur was president of the United States, wrote a pros- pective Israeli civil servant. Another thought that Amedeo Modigliani, a modern Italian painter, was a fashion model. The English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare was a musician, said a third. These and other answers to a quiz for candidates applying to join the Israeli civil service have whipped up a con- troversy that has become known as "the dinosaur scan- dal." The quiz was given to 100 Israeli high school graduates, all more than 20 years old and some of them army veterans. Since the results were pub- lished about 10 days ago let- ters have been pouring into newspapers complaining about the level of ignorance displayed by the answers. The education ministry has been singled out for criticism, but one senior education offi- cial said lack of general knowledge was common all over the world and the results did not surprise him. However, Education Minis- ter Aharon Yadlin said the ex- amination answers showed "most disturbing signs." Only 35 of the candidates correctly identified Shake- speare. Only 22 could name five American states, while others listed Canada, Mexico, England and Russia. The Last Supper of Jesus and his 12 disciples was de- fined variously as a famous quotation, a Chagall picture, a movie, a dessert and the rneal eaten by condemned men before execution. Few knew that a dinosaur was a large prehistoric ani- mal. Some thought it was a former U.S. president, the in- cumbent president of Israel, an advocate and a comet. One girl wrote "a U.S. secretary of the crossed out "interior" and wrote "state." GRASS FED PRICES EFFECTIVE UNTIL 6 p.m. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 1975. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES FRESH GROUND SUPERBURGER IDOlM MBwHHnHSfe 75% Ground Beef, Hydrated Protein IGA CATTLE CANADA GRADE A1 or A2 BEEF Due to the tremendous response to our origlnr range fed cattle and the many request we have had from satisfied customers, our buyen were encouraged to search throughout Albert) to acquire sufficient quantities of this prodvc to once again offer specially selected Canadt Grade A1 or A2 range fed cattle to our customers This beef is selected for youthfullnass and tender- ness to assure you the finest in eating pleasure. We offer it at a special reduced price at IGA we carel ROUND STEAK CANADA GRADE A1 or AZBEEF..................... RIB STEAK or RUMP ROAST LB. 1AQ SIRLOIN or CLUB STEAKS 169 CANADA GRADE A1 or A2 BEEF.................................... U. I T-BONE STEAKS 179 CANADA GRADE A1 or K BEEF..................................... IB. I FROZEN FOOD VALUES CANADA GRADE A1 or A2 BEEF IB. 1 29 SWIFTS PREMIUM Doop Bulod Buttorkill, 10-24 Hu............................ LB CROSS RIB ROAST CANADA GRADEA1 or AZBEEF.............................. TURKEY SWIFTS PREMIUM Doop Build E ONIONS Cmfe No. 1 Cooking BROCCOLI dHfonHi-Ciimli No. t Froth RUTABAGAS IB. SMOKED PICNICS BURNS SHANKLESS...................................... Inn BOLOGNA BURNS or BED LEAF by the Bloce SIDE BACON BURNS PRIDE of CANADA or RED LEAF 11t. pkj........................ LB, 139 CHIPS PHASER VALE COD 20 Oi.pkg. CASSEROLE 1 MO CHUCK STEAK T CANADA GRADE A1 or AZBEEF.....................................Ib. 10il "TANGERINES TABLEFRESH PRODUCE SUNKIST CALIFORNIA CANADA NO. 1 CiMiiNo.1 JK SIMMS) viiuruiMM MIMIM HU. i PLANTS 5 FnrtZ'A-pito..........................-_............'.% If %J I SUNKIST-CANADA NO. 1 Sin 95...................... I VEBATABLES 70 YMKIMl I V I1 J01 FISHCAKES ?j10 MIKRT HOME STYLE 12 K. ORANGE JUICE TOPVAUI-CMCtXrttilZu.tin SARA LEE CAKES BREAD DOUGH Ami HMMkt WWIi w Browi 5 Itif oo 00 DESSERT TOPPING fiQ An ..........................O9 nrin a flfinu A A, HASH BROWNS PEAS ft CORN YORK FANCY 2 ll. ;