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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 - THIIITHMIDOI HI RAID - Thursday, March It, 1971 Indians discuss taxes, education By RIC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer CARDSTON - Indian Involvement and direction with provincial and federal governments in the areas of education, health and income tax, was the focus of the first of three meetings between members of the Blood Indian Tribe and the Indian Association of Alberta. Meeting in the Anglican Church of the Blood Indian reserve, Harold Cardinal, president cf IAA and David Grey* eyes, new regional superintendent of Indian affairs in Edmonton, explained several plans of action initiated for the betterment of the Indian people on Alberta's 42 reserves. Mr. Cardinal said IAA bad opposed some clauses in the Alberta Education Act, mainly the area of Indian representation on school boards. "We felt there was inadequate time for preparation, a necessary formula for representation was needed, and at the time there was a possibility of a master plan for the possible take over of Indian education by the provincial government," said Mr. Cardinal. "A special education conference in Banff in December with delegates from all parts of the province recommended an amendment to the act which would give the Indian representation on a school board based on the percentage of Indian students attending. "The ball is now in the hands of the provincial government and it is up to them how they will handle it." He said an early draft of the new act would set the limit at 250 Indian students attending a given school area before Indians would be allowed rep-resentat ion, proportionately with the set figure. "With the Indian students spread out in so many school areas, it would seem unlikely there would be an representation anyway, at the set figure." He said this tour of the reserves has pointed out to him the demand of the Indian people for better educational facilities for the reserves. "This should mean a change in the so-called integration policy of the department of Indian affairs which is trying to centralize Indian students in schools off the reserves." MEDICARE PREMIUMS On the question of medicare, Mr. Cardinal said IAA is maintaining its stand that the federal government is responsible for the payment of all health costs, according to the treaty rights. "We are still telling the Indian people not to pay the premiums for the Alberta Health Care Plan," he said. "The application of the provincial legislature, which obligates all employers with more than six employees to deduct the premiums, is not right for the Indian. "This takes in all band administrations, Indian associations and other industries using Indian workers." SMILEY'S PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 328-2176 He said he is to meet with Alberta Social Development Minister Ray Speaker and Health Minister Jim Henderson Monday. "We will try to get this issue straightened out, at least on the provincial level. "I hope, stemming from this meeting, that the Alberta Health Care Commission will be able to send memos out to all employers to say the federal government will pay for the premiums." He said the single health liaison officer of the IAA can't be at all places at once but with the new budget, he expects more field workers to help with the health situation of the Indian people. He said an agreement signed by the Blood Indian administration and the federal government that provides for a cost-sharing program for some aspects of health care weakens the position of the negotiating group when talking with the federal government. "It is all a question of the tribes getting organized." An example of this cost-sharing program is an 80-20 per cent split for optical correcting glasses for Indians. The government pays for 80 per cent and the Blood Band administration pays the rest. INCOME TAX RULE The question of Indian payment of income tax was dealt with by the Blood-Peigan District superintendent Tom Turner. "A court ruling some time ago stated the Indian worker off the reserve had to pay income tax according to the percentage of time spent in his job off the reserve. "If a worker spends 40 per cent of bis time off the reserve, he has to pay 40 per cent of his taxable income to the government." Mr. Cardinal also stated IAA position on other matters, including: the possibility of c h a n g ing provincial rulings which would allow an Indian with his driving privileges suspended to drive on reserve roads; the Red Paper pre-, sentation m opposition to the federal government white paper on Indian affairs has not gone much beyond the June 4, 1970 presentation; and. some alternate plans being made for the proposed Alberta Indian Education Centre. The meeting continued today In the Senator Gladstone Hail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in the Kainai Sports Centre from 7 p.m. to wind up. Dr. Ross to speak to JFWs Dr. Donovan Ross, Alberta's minister of lands and forests, will be the special guest at the annual meeting of the Southern Alberta Area Council of Junoir Forest Wardens, Sunday, at 2 p.m. in the Lethbridge Fish and Game Hall. Dr. Ross will present the Dr. J. D. Ross Award to Larry Nelson of Coleman, as the junior forest warden with the most achievem e n t s during 1970. > CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS Barbara 'Tlrent TORONTO, March 18th - Did you know that for many, many years a fine Canadian product has brought welcome relief to those who suffer from asthma ... or who cough night and day with chronic bronchitis? It is Templeton's RAZ-MAH GREYS capsules. Recently a friend told me that from the very first . . . Raz-Mah Greys gave her relief from the gasping for breath and wheezing of asthma that had made her life miserable. And for bronchial sufferers who have sensitive stomachs . . . Templetons recommend RAZ-MAH GREYS SPECTALS. For children with bronchitis and bronchial asthma, Templetons recommend RAZ-MAH GREYS JUNIORS. At all drugstores. _ FOOD SHOPPERS... what have Dominion's Deep Discount Prices _ done for us? To find out, I studied 4 "outside" ^aj^pw surveys conducted since Dominion started the ^C^^^a Price war- Tbe Ontario Food Council survey stated ^^M^H that Dominion's prices were the lowest of all. A W University of Toronto Study showed shoppers con-^^^^W sidered Dominion's "Best" for Service, Produce, fyi^F Meat and Prices. Dominion Bureau of Statistics reported prices had indeed been substantially /educed (thank you, Dominion). And a Toronto Brokerage Houie states that Dominion still has the lowest prices. No wonder thousands upon thousands of shoppers have switched to Dominionl SCIENCE FAIR ENTRY - Doug Rylands, left. Grade 8 student of Gilbert Paterson-Elementary-Junior High School, and Larry Skiba, right, Grade 12 student at the Lethbridge Cellegiate Institute, observe Leo Wagenaar, Grade 9, Hamilton Junior High School, as he puts hit science fair project through its paces. The 9th annual Lethbridge Regional Science Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Exhibition Pavilion. The fair will feature nearly 100 separate exhibits, and will involve 175 students from across southern Alberta. The fair is sponsored locally by the Alberta Institute of Agro-logists. The fair is open to the public - free of charge. ATA "deliberately difficult' claims leader of trustees By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer The Alberta Teachers' Association is being "deliberately difficult" with regional bargaining areas in current teacher negotiations, says Raymond Clark, president of the Alberta School Trustees' Association. Mr. Clark, also negotiating committee chairman for the Southern Alberta School Authorities Association, told The Herald Wednesday that teachers have signed agreements in 22 locally  bargaining districts "by relaxing somewhat in their demands." "The ATA is fighting the concept of regional bargaining, which the trustees think is the best system available," Mr. Clark said. "They don't want it to look like we might be right so they're making it tough on us. "Once one of the regionals has settled with them, the rest will settle fast." Eight regional bargaining units have been formed by trustees, involving 61 boards and about 30 per cent of Alberta's teachers. Five units are in conciliation and the ether three may soon follow suit. Lethbridge and Medicine Hat public and separate school districts are bargaining as one unit, and the other 18 districts south of Brooks and Vulcan are bargaining jointly as SASAA. Together the two regionals involve about 2,000 teachers. Mr. Clark said both regions are "so far away from a strike" that the question of what school boards would do in the case of a walkout has not been discussed. "We'll be able to negotiate ourselves out of this thing," he said, "and I'm certain the Calgary situation (where 2,000 teachers have called for a supervised strike vote) will also come to a sensible conclusion. "Besides, the ATA can only ROYAL HAWAIIAN PERFUMES INCLUDING WICKED WAHINE - AMI TAI - ROYAL LEI Exclusively at MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE Q*^^COUEGEMAl^^ 328^52^^7/om afford one strike at a time." Mr. Clark said he expected that school boards would retain their authority "in the end," but promised to continue (insulting with teachers as be had done in the past. "I've told them so many times that they should wait to get hurt before they start to squeal," Mr. Clark said. "As trustees, we're all reasonable people or we would never have been elected by the voters." He said the question of "who is the boss" is the major source of dispute, both in the south and through the rest of the province. "The teachers have the opinion that all items are negotiable under the School Act and Labor Act, but we feel there are certain things we have to control in order to maintain our management rights in our schools. "They say whenever we want to change anything it should first be taken to a joint teacher - trustee committee which would make recommendations to the board. The board would still make most of the final decisions, according to what the teachers have most recently said. "They still want to actually make the decision with us on the length of thia school day and o t h e r matters like that-net just recommendations," Mr. Clark said. "But you know the position a committee like that would put the boards in - if it made a recommendation and the boards refused it, it would put the trustees in a pretty bad spot." Ho said school boards have always used teachers "as pro- Changes indicated for '71 appeal drive Harry Cox,, campaign chairman for the 1970 United Appeal drive, and Mrs.: Elaine Bartel, (be bouse - to  house campaign chairman, told the annual meeting of the United Appeal Wed-oesday bnprovenuats could be made in next year's drive. Spur line approved Expenditure of $5,900 for a spur line to Economy Feed Service Ltd. was approved by city council. At the same time, council referred the matter of a policy regarding sale of industrial land to the land sales committee for study and report. In question is whether lots in the industrial park should include in their price the cost of providing such services as spur lines. City Manager Tom Nutting also tabled a report on the cost of services to the industrial park, including recommendations for better internal control of development and land sales. This too was referred to the land sales committee. City student finalist in fellowships Gary Miller, a philosophy student at the University of Lethbridge has been named a finalist in the annual Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation competition. The foundation will recommend Mr. Miller for fellowships and assistanceships award* ed by graduate schools anywhere in Canada or the United States. He was one of more than 900 Canadians and 9,000 Americans nominated by their professors for Woodrow Wilson awards. Fifty Canadians were awarded fellowships by the foundation, supporting them for a year in any university, and 76 Canadians were named finalists, receiving formal recommenda Lions. It is the first year a U of L student has received an award from the foundation. fessional advisors, and we're paying them to advise us." However, he said, trustees "draw the line" at their employees being joint decisionmakers as well as advisors. Teachers' talk of strike possibilities is "an attempt to gather support.from the public, but we think we have that," be Salaries haven't been discussed by the SASAA negotiators yet, Mr. Clark said. "The teachers are asking for a 12 to IS per cent increase and we're offering them four per cent - we have to work within the government's six per cent limit or else ask our rural people who have suffered a reduction in farm sales to give us a seven to nine per cent increase by plebiscite." He said teachers' fears of boards arbitrarily lengthening school days were unfounded because "we've been on the honor system for some time now, and quite'successfully. "Teachers have better fringe benefits and more holidays than any other group of people, and I don't know why they suddenly want to mistrust the trustees who gave therm these things," Mr. Clark said. John Boras, chairman of the Lethbridge-Medicine Hat bargaining group and chairman of the Lethbridge separate school board, said he did not want to comment on the current situation in his regional unit. "The matter is in conciliation now, and we feel it has become something to be discussed first in conciliation before we are ready to make any public announcements." WEST COAST SEAFOODS TRUCKL0AD SALE OR FRESH FISH and SEAFOODS Will Be Held At FORT WH00P-UP SERVICE MAYOR MAG RATH DRIVE Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. NEW PRICE LISTS AND SCHEDULES AVAILABLE Bqth chairmen stressed the importance of involvement of service agencies, especially the smaller agencies, in the fund raising activities. They both said more responsibility should be given the groups that share the funds. Mrs. Bartel Said a more selective method of canvassing should be devised to eliminate calling on the people.who continually fail to contribute. She also suggested, if a similar campaign is carried out next year there would be a need for a part-time office helper during the campaign. Mr. Cox said there should be a co-chairman for the campaign. The co-chairman's jobs would be to look after the labor end of the campaign, while the other co-chairman would concentrate on the house-to-house canvassing problems. Mr. Cox also said in addition to a house-to-house canvass next year a business canvass should be conducted. The business canvass would deal specifically with the contributions of the company and employees and would consist of much more' than simply dropping a kit off to each company end picking it up again in a few weeks. The 1970 fund raising campaign showed an increase of $3,620 over the 1969 total, but missed its objective of $146,466 when the final total amounted to $190,345. Harry Cox president Harry Cox of Lethbridge was named the president of the United Appeal for the 1971 season at the annual meeting held Wednesday night. Mr. Cox was the campaign chairman for the 1970 fund raising drive. Other leaders elected at the meeting were: Morley McGill, publicity chairman; Dorin Ber-lando, budget chairman and Ernie Lawson, campaign chair* man. , Members of the board of directors for 1971 will be: Bob Lang; Mrs. Elaine Bartel, Steve Dubetz, Gary Doyle, Del Winters, Joe Csaki, Ted Clark, Rita Cemulini, Denny Fellows, Mrs. Irma Shaw, Peter Kooy, Fen Tunbridge and Jake Lakie. Doug Duniop, past-president, will remain on the board for the 1971 season. City won't pursue increased grants Sunny days to continue An extensive ridge of high pressure now centred in B.C. is moving very slowly eastward, and will create sunny and generally calm weather in southern Alberta for the next few days. High temperatures today and Friday should be near 40 above, with overnight lows both nights near 15. Winds will be light. The high and low temperatures recorded Wednesday in Lethbridge were 34 and 21 degrees respectively, and the brief intermittent snow skiffs dumped a total 1.3 inches of snow on the city. The water equivalent is .07 of an inch. The record temperatures for March 18 are 64 above set in 1910 and 13 below set in 1965. The high and low temperatures recorded one year ago today were 44 and 25 above respectively. More city news on page 25 Lethbridge does not intend to' pursue the matter of trying to obtain increased provincial grants from oil and gas'royalties, Mayor Andy Anderson said Wednesday. The comment was made following an announcement by Premier Harry Strom that no changes will be made in an announced $38 million ceiling on the grants this year. Mayor Anderson said the $25 increase in homeowner grants; announced at the same time as the premier's decision not to discuss changes in the ceiling, would very probably result in the taxpayer receiving about the same amount of financial benefit. He suggested the city may have no real cause for complaint if the taxpayers were going to get the same amount of money, albeit by a different method. The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association met recently to plan action to have the ceiling removed. Lethbridge was represented at the meeting. Mayor Anderson said the city would not pursue the matter except through the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association and the premier's announcement that no hearings would be held, apparently "closes the door" on the question. VISIT ABROAD The first visit of a Canadian bowling team to the British Isles was in 1904. TAPE SALE Regular Jf* ft(* $7.95....... MUSICLAND Cor. 13fh St. and 3rd Ave S NOOKS! Save SPACE, Save WORK WITH A MADE- TO-MEASURE KITCHEN NOOK Movable Table Top, Leglesi Bate, U-Shaped, L-$haped. Can b� mad* ta fit any kitchen. Anywhere in Alberta. Manufactured in Calgary. SPECIAL DESIGNS FOR SMALL KITCHENS MODERN r ClipM*u,ormor*,n"-1 DESIGNERS |^ : ::: > ! Address...................� 2307 SOVEREIGN city............... ......1 CRESCENT S.W. *-----------J CALGARY 4, ALBERTA - 249-4053 The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will hold its 82" ANNUAL DINNER at the El RANCH0 CONVENTION CENTRE TUESDAY, MARCH 27 - 7:00 p.m. GUEST SPEAKER MR. CLAUDE RYAN, Editor and Publisher of "le Devoir", Montreal Tickatt available at tha lafhbridga Chamber of Commerce Office at S6.50 per perion. A warm welcome is extended to surrounding Chamber members and their wives -also the general public to attend this dinnerl ;