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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta RICKARD photo. Learning what belongs to them Indian youth, like this young fellow with an armful of wood for the kitchen stove, are learning about their own cultural heritage. Everyone gets a chance to sing, 'dance and drum at Indian Days programs. Sun Dance on way out? By SHERLEEN HUNTER Special Correspondent CARDSTON Darryl (Kimba) McDonald will never have to wonder about the tra- ditions of his forefathers be- cause he is growing up in those traditions culturally. Kimba. started al- most as soon as he could walk. His mother, Mrs. Bar- bara McDonald, says be started dancing at about 18 months and entered bis first competition aa years at Browning, Mont., where he took third prize. Now at five years of age he Is an accomplished dancer and has been all over the TJ.S. and tins country to com- pete. When be was years old be was a special guest for the International Students at Calgary. Today the Indian youth, like Kimba, have a chance to grow up knowing their tradi- tional culture, thanks to new courses in the school. They also practice their owa culture in the form of danc- ing, singing and drumming at pow wows and Indian Days programs. The music has been hand- ed down through the genera- tions and is always kept the same. Every song and dance step has meaning and significance. Each part of the costume also has a meaning and the young people learn this mean- ing. They make then: own ccstumes, costumes that were very much in evidence at Standoff this year. The Indian people have al- ways, had a once-a-year so- cial gathering, combined with religion, in the form of the Sun Dance. Dwindling interest in the traditional religion, and there- fore the Sun Dance, caused the elders of the tribe to feel that, another kind of social gathering was needed; the feeling being that strong cul- tural and social ties mean strong family and tribal ties and therefore kss delinquen- cy and other problems. Indian Days provides a newly developing tradition, being only cix years old, in the form of a social gath- ering combined with old cul- ture. It saves for future genera- tions a culture tint has en- dured for many hundreds of years. ATTENTION MILK RIVER STUDENTS AND EMPLOYERS AH ttudents In Milk River and area are urged to register ot the Student Manpower office in Milk River. Employers needing summer help, full or part time will be assisted promptly. Contact: CHARLA WINTERS Student Manpower Milk River Town Office Phone 647-3773 Canada Centre de Msnpower Main-dtoeuvre Centre du Canada Immigration Minister Hon. R. A. Andres Uthbridge Herald Correspondent in Your ATM MONARCH MRS. JACOB DEKKER................... MOUNTAIN VIEW MRS. MAXINE HANSON................. NANTON MRS. MARY BENSON NATAL, B.C. MR. Mill CHAIA...................... NEW DAYTON MRS. ELTON DUfU.................... MRS. STEWART SKEITH................. NOBLEFORD MRS. GORDON IUCH1A Contact these people for ywr Oiifilfl or Classified Aavenisinfl 327.9541 4M-2322 4254641 733-2104 District news MAY WIN GRANT PICTURE BUTTE (Special) council has been vised of die possibility of re- ceiving a street assis- tance grant in the new provin- cial fiscal year, which com- mences April, 1974. This grant covers a five-year period, after which time further assistance may be sought. FOUR PERFORMANCES PINCHER CREEK (Special) Aug. 1 win see the Pocket Lane Players of Calgary here. It is a creative children drama group operating on a LIP grant There will be two perform- ances, one at 10 and the other at 2 p.m. at the Central Saturday, July 21, 1973 THE UTHMIDOI HttAlD 3 DISTRICT Canada Games flag goes to Claresholm The Canada Winter Games gets a boost when Lethbridge alderman Vera Fergu- son, vice-president of the-local Canada Winter Games organization, presents a Canada Games flag to Claresholm's Mayor Len Bach, far right, and Reeve George Whrtehead and Mrs. Whitehead, .representing the Coun ty of Willow Creek. The flag is "a symbol of the work being done for the young people, the athletes of this country. The Carkrda Win- ter Games will be held in southern Alberta in February, 1975. Three people at left are unidentified. Track, football field wins school board okay CARDSTON (HNS) Re- cently- tfce Cardston school board approved a track and football field facility here. Hie board will remain a member of the Southern Alber- ta School Authorities Associa- tion for the next round of ne- gotiations with teachers. The present contract expire Dec. 31, 1973. It is expected talks will begin in September. Mrs. Janice Beazer and Mrs. Shirley Bascom Have resigned from the teaching staff of the Lee Creek Educational Centre. EXTRA LEVY Permission has been re- ceived from, the department of education for the board to re- quisition en extra levy on one- room schools with an enrol- ment of less than 25 students. School division property in the hamlet cf Aetna has been sold to the MD of Cardston for community use for the nominal sum of The board approved an ex- >enditure of for a pav- ng program to school play- Sronmls and parking lots in the Irvision. It was decided that a supple- mental examination centre will lot be set up in the division his year. Students wishing to write these exams will bv re- quired to travel to Lethbridje. A motion calling for the re- lease of minutes of publica- tion was defeated. It was felt by the board that since ap- proved minutes were open to inspection by electors of the di- vision that items of interest to the general public should be submitted for publication. Paving expands PICTURE BUTTE (Special) A paving program has. been extended to include ail but five short sections or streets here. Centennial Ave., 3rd St. S., (the brick 6th St., and two short sections between the lake and Crescent Ave. N. will be left for a future program, pos- sibly in 1975, says Mayor Alex Chronik. The Associate Medical Centre is pleased to announce Dr. Randall P. Abele, M.D. FAMILY PHYSICIAN has joined the staff of the ASSOCIATE MEDICAL CENTRE 5012 48th Ave., Taber, Alberta STOP AIR POLLUTION IN YOUR HOME NOW! Coll School playground. This pro- gram may be of interest to children and there will be no charge. Aug. 8 the Sunshine Players from Letbbridge "will perform at the Pincher Creek Community Hall. The chil- dren's performance will be at 5 p.m. and adults will see it at 8 pjn. WIN 14 EVENTS BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Crowsnest Swim Club, under the management of Cam Smith and coach Dr. John Ir- win. captured 14 of 28 events white competing in its first swim meet at Pincber Creek. The club, comprising boys and girls aged 9 to 16, plans to en- large its membership to 40 to 45 by late summer. Smmnerview Feeders plans 3.000-liead cattle operation PINCHER CREEK (Special) local ranchers and other in- dividuals have formed a com- pany to be known as Summer- dview Feeders Ltd. and antici- pate a initial invest- ment win result in sufficient modern facilities to provide a lot Work is now under way ai the Suramerview Road and Highway 3. 11 is eight miles cast of here. A recent development near- ing in the MD Building result- ed in little opposition to the site. With by the plan- ning commission, departm e n t of highways, and council, work is going ahead. President of the new com- pany is Emory Ensz of Pinch- er Creek. Bob Hurst of Lund- breck wJB act in UK capacity of son -treasurer. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS CIRCULATION JOB MINTING Venwn RetMent Phmw 362-2149 Here's what we do Entire duet system b sanitized leaving a pleatairt aroma d ran and motor arc removed, cleaned and oiled Chimneys inspected and cleaned. Flues and heat exchanger are cleaned and check- ed. Burners are cleaned and adjusted A PROPER CLEANING DOESNT COST IT PAYS! your heating system should be cleaned regularly 1. HOUSEWORK MADS EASIER: Why dust every day? Since most furnace fil- ters are only 30 to 50% effective, the POWER VAC method will remove dust before it reaches your living quarters 2. PKORAUNG AND CLEANING CUT. Dirty heating plants pour out grimy soot and dirt. This means extra cleaning and decor- ating expenses. POWER VAC can eliminate this unnecessary expense S. FUEl COSTS iOWSBED Dirty gas, oil or coal heating systems reduce efficiency up to Cleaned regularly you will get more heat, using less fuel 4. FIRE HAZARDS REDUCHb A diriy fwnaee or duct system is a danger- ous fire hazard. Gas poisoning and fires could be prevented. Don't take that rhk 5. SAViNGS ON REPAIRS A thorough cleaning prevents corrosion and rust which causes failures in your heating system 6. A HEAITHSER ATMOSPKIRfc A must for allergy sufferers and nose and Iliioat fiiilulipfis We Clean 1811 2nd Ave. S. Duct Work Exhaust Systems Heating and Air Conditioning Systems CALL AIR VAC A DIVISION OF ltd. COMPLETE FURNACE SERVICE WORK AND REPAIR Phone 328-0286 ;