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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Mcnrfoy, July 20, UTHMIDOI HIKAID 11 Some Before Breakfast Jogging Down To The Toes And A Kick Up By Bryan Wilion. Gov. General Michener Packs In Full Day By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer STANDOFF Canada's Gov- ernor-General Roland Michener became honorary Kainai Chief Running Antelope here Sunday at a special Kainai Chieftain- ship induction ceremony. Two others, Allan Lambert, chairman of the board and president of the Toronto Dom- inion Bank from Toronto, and T.C. (Todd) Haibeck, president el HaiCo Manufacturing Ltd. Lethbridge, shared the: spotlight in the two and a half hour ceremony before several hun- dred spectators. Three Kainai medicine men performed the induction cere- m o n y, bestowing legendary chieftain names, Running Ante- lops for Mr. Michener, Brave Rock for Mr. Lambert, and Eagle Head for Mr. Hiabeck, following traditional actions and chants handed down from generation to generation. The ceremony began with three Blood Indian Reserve war veterans, chosen by the Blood Band administration for their valor and bravery during action in war, choosing the ap- plicants during a ceremonial dance, ending with a parade to the platform. Following opening remarks by master of ceremony Stephen Fox, 25 members of the Kainai Chieft a i n s h i p organization formed a semi-circle around the candidates seated on buf- falo robes on the platform. Medicine man Willie Eagle Plume performed the induction ceremony with Mr. Michener, starting the traditional chants and prayers and the cere- monial body painting with the Governor-General stripped to the waist. Seated across from the med- icine man, Mr. Michener's face was painted pale yellow before two parallell red lines were ap- plied around his mouth and eyes. Continuing the B1 a clc foot prayers, Mr. Eagle Plume made several ceremonial ges- tures with the traditional head dress before placing it on the governor-general's head signi- fying his entry to the Kainai chieftainship organization. The basic ceremony, with variations in paint color and location and prayers to suit the taste of the individual medi- cine man, was performed with Mr. Lambert and Mr. Haibeck by Bob Plaited Hair and John Manycfliefs Sr. respectively. Each medicine man then in- troduced their applicants to the crowd with a few words of prayer to officially signify their acceptance to the organization With the medicine men lead- ing the new honorary members in a dance, the rest of the hon- orary chiefs joind in. The new chiefs then shared a peace pipe smoke with the medicine men. E. R. McFarland, president of the Kainai Chieftainship since 1950, explained to the crowd that the organization was limited to 40 members at any given time. He said the organization uses only names of brave chiefs, and warriors from Blood Indian his- tory, with Governor-General Michener's name Sunning An- telope, being handed down from former Governor-General Vincent Massey. "There is no fee charged for the men in the organization but they all contribute to a central tund administered by the Blood Band to assist the youth of the he said. Governor-General Michener, in his address, said, "It is said that ours is an age of a new Canadian nationalism, of great- er identification than ever by the people with the country. Some Push-Ups Too Plan Opportunity Room CLARESHOLM (HNS) Tlie- board of the Willow Creek school division has taken the .first step in setting up an op- portunity room in the elemen- tary school at Claresholm. The board was told there were 14 pupils in the Clares- holm area who would benefit from the special service. The board decided to set up the class, Parents will be con- tacted to determine if they would take advantage of it. Trustee George Willis said: "We have to look at the human- itarian standpoint are dealing with delicate human be- ings." Trustee Lloyd Barr of the Fort Macleod district said stu- dents of the E w e 1 m s and Thompson Hutlerite colonies had mitten to him expressing appreciation for a recent bus tour of points of interest at Cal- gary. The youngsters were im- pressed with "the large airport where we saw a large air plane arrive and leave for Mexico." They liked the fish hatchery, alligators and turtles at the aquarium. "When we got home we fell into bed at the end of the bio day... thank you very mutch." Howard Huddle, trustee from Claresholm. reported the junior high school had been entered again. Three trophies were missing but later found. The board accepted the ten- der of by Oliver Chemi- cal for Fort Macleod school sprinklers. Board approved a request from trustee'Mike Jor- dan for permission to spend up to for playground equip- ment at Fort Macleod schools. The board accepted a tender bid of for the painting of the exterior of Stavely Junior High School. It also approved the painting of the Granum and Claresholm Junior High schools with Trustees Huddle and Agner1 Johnson to attend to the con- tracts. Warriors Host Playoffs For Napi Fastball Action PINCHER CREEK (Special) for the Napi Fast- ball League Cup will be hosted by the Pcigan Warriors at Bro- cket Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9. Six teams will take part: Pei- gan Warriors, Alberta Hotel Or- phans, Pincher Creek Cardinals, Brocket Mohawks, Brocket Chiefs and the Fishburn Hawks. This will be a double knock- out tomnament. Prize monev will go to the team, iliiijs with cup, and to the runner-up team. The second annual All Indian and Metis Fastball Tournament will be held at Brocket, Satur- day and Sunday Aug. 1 and 2. This is sponsored by the Pei- gan Warriors with eight teams knockout. The entry fee is and there will be in prize money. For further information, please contact Margaret Yel- lowhorn (daytime telephone 627- "Kiz entry fee should be mailed to Donat Stump, Gen- eral Delivery, Brocket no later than July 29. The question of public use of the school faciu'ties, such as gymnasiums, came up for a good deal of discussion but no policy was established. Trustee Mike Jordan report- ed the towns were allowing the schools to their facilities, such as rinks and pools, and they felt they should be allow- ed to use school gyms. Tliere had been -some com- plaints by janitors in Fort Mac- leod that organizations had not made arrangements with the janitors before using schools. Trustee Howard Huddle of Claresholm said the recreation director could not understand why they could not use tlie school facilities. The board is requesting the department of labor for the as- sistance of a mediator after be- ing advised the teachers voted in favor of strike action. The board approved the pur- chase of 30 new lockers for .Nanton and 25 for Stavely schools. The board was told the de- partment of education has turn- ed town a request for an addi- tion to the high school at Nan- ton. 'Both the Indians and Eski- mos have valuable lessons to leach the rest of us about Can- ada." He said Canada has always been a land of diversity, with the resulting variety of. our population able to be a strength if we have proper consideration for each other. 'It follows that Canada can- not and will not achieve its true greatness unless this eth- Elhards Mark Anniversary WARNER (HNS) About 200 relatives and friends attended 'Open House' honoring Rev. and Mrs. J. D. Elhard on the oc- casion of their 25th wedding anniversary. A cold plate supper was served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Receiving the guests were Wayne and Dennis Elhard, sons of the honored couple. At the guest book during the evening were: Mrs. Mae Mc- Kenzie, Mrs. J. T. (Ruth) Gra- ham, Mrs. William (Esther) Checkaluck, and Mrs. C. (Hazel) Woitte. Family present were: Mrs. M. Elhard, Rev. Elhard's moth- er and two brothers from Cal- gary; Mrs. Elhard's three bro- thers and their wives, Maj. Robert Hammond, Edmonton, Harley Hammond, Shaunavon, Sask.; and Mark Hammond, Climax, Sask. Maj. Robert Hammond was one of the bridal party of 25 years ago able to be present. Many other friends from Cmitts, Milk River, Wrentham and Lethbridge attended. Mrs. Wayne (Lois) Curric ac- companied the youth choir in singing two suitable selections, dedicated to the Elhards. Wayne Currie made the cntation the 'Wishing Well' a gift from the community. They also received many indi- vidual gifts. TO EXPO WARNER (HNS) Miss Leannc Herbst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Herbst, and Miss Donna Jacobson, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Art Jacob- son, are on a student tour of Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. They will also tour other points in Japan. nic diversity is matched by equality of status and opportu- nity and until all our peoples believe that their place in Ca- nadian society is secure." He said some years ago Brit- ish Prime Minister Harold MacMillan spoke of "winds of change" in referring to the Af- rican continent, but "I perceive a similar movement here perceive and applaud it. "It is perhaps a truism to say that peoples can in the end achieve eqniWy only by .their own efforts and not through the intervention, however well-in- tentioned, of others. "I am hopeful a new era is beginning; one in which our first and native peoples will be able not only to express their own individuality but will find a secure place of equality and happiness hi the whole family of Canadians." 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