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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July LETHBRIDQE Indians seek major changes in act EDMONTON Sweeping changes in Indian economic develop- ment and other services will be proposed in draft amend- ments to the Indian Act which will be presented to the Na- tional Indian Brotherhood in Vancouver in Au- gust Harold president of the Indian Association of Alberta which has spent the last 14 months drafting the amendments for the says the approval by the brotherhood of the pro- posed amendments only the first comes the federal Mr Cardinal said the draft amendments will not propose that Indians have unlimited powers to sell their but will give band councils more power to direct the economic development on the reserves If approved by the the draft amendments would still have to be enacted by the fed- eral government Mr Cardinal said the lAA's draft amendments will flect the spirit and terms of Indian and said fears by Indians that any change in the act will jeop- ardize their status are un- founded Indian people feel if the act is changed then they will lose the protection of their he said the federal government can supersede any treaty by federal legislation one of the things we want to change The fund would be created by refunding 50 per cent of the federal export tax on oil produced by wells on Indian land to the provincial fund The remaining 50 per cent would go to the producing In- dian band The fund could help finance projects such as tourist re- sorts and highway hotels and motels Mr Cardinal said he would like to see provision in amendments to the Indian Act which would give Indian bands the power to negotiate direct- ly with the provincial govern- ment to have proposed secon- dary such as petrochemical placed in band lands The placement of industry on band land would provide revenue for the bands and jobs to help alleviate the 80-to 90- per cent unemployment rate among native men in said Mr Cardinal Mr Cardinal said even though the department of In- dian Affairs has proposed In- dian control of Indian educa- the IAA and other Indian leaders are opposed to the de- partment's method of in- itiating reforms Mr Cardinal described the formation of the draft amendments as hell of a political process for the Indian because of conflicting viewpoints held by many Indian leaders our draft we have to look maybe 20 years into the future and come up with solutions Many Indians do not want us to touch the Indian but it is something that people in positions of leadership must do if they th'nk it is right Among the proposed changes are greater economic sovereignty over development on band lands and graduated control over Indian education have to give more eco- nomic development powers to the bands We work with in- dustry but we want the word to go out that we are no longer interested in just sup- plying labor for outsiders want economic devel- opment systems that will be controlled by Indian for Indian people Among the economic devel- opment schemes invisaged by the said Mr is a province-wide economic de- velopment fund which would either provide loans for In- dian projects directly or pro- vide the 20-per-cent equity re quired for loans from the fed- eral government to Indian bands TARGET SAWS Matio 20 uses 18 arid 20 blades 7 cutting depth with 18 blades 8 depth with 20 blades Cutting depth is doubled by reversing material Quickie Saw Blades Specially Reinforced QX-HS Extra-High Speed Abrasive Blades provide faster cutting on Masonry Concrete Metal FOR RENT at C J Equipment Phone 328-4165 Somebody took pity on a gorilla in New York zoo by giving him an ice cream cone during heat wave which drove temperature to 95 degrees. 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