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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHBRIDGE HIRAID March Indians discuss education By RIC SW1HART Herald Staff Writer CARDSTOX Indian in volvement and direction with provincial and federal govern ments in the areas of educa health and income was the focus of the first of three meetings between mem bers of the Blood Indian Tribe and the Indian Association of Meeting in the Anglican Church of the Blood Indian re Harold presi dent cf IAA and David Grey new regional superinten dent of Indian affairs in Ed explained several plans of action initiated for the betterment of the Indian peo ple on Albertas 42 Cardinal said IAA hid opposed some clauses in the Alberta Education mainly the area of Indian representa tion on school We felt there was inade quate time for a necessary formula for repre sentation was and at the time there was a possibil ity of a master plan for the possible take over of Indian education by the provincial said Car A special education confer ence 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 govern ment and it is up to them how thev will handle He said an early draft of the new act would set the limit at 250 Indian students attend ing a given school area before Indians would be allowed rep resentat proportionately with the set With the Indian students spread out to so many school it would ssem unlikely there would be an representa tion at the set He said this tour of the re serves has pointed out to him the demand of the Indian peo ple for better educational fa cilities for the This should mean a change Sn the socalled integration pol icy of the department of In dian affairs which is trying to centralize Indian students in schools off the MEDICAKE PREMIUMS On the question of Cardinal said IAA is main taining its stand that the fed eral government is responsible for the payment of all health according to the treaty We are still telling the In dian people not to pay the pre miums for the Alberta Health Care he The application of the pro vincial which obli gates all employers with more than six employees to deduct the is not right for the This takes in all band ad Indian associa tions and other industries using Indian He said he is to meet with Alberta Social Development Minister Ray Speaker and Health Minister Jim Hender son We will try to get this issue straightened at least on the provincial I stemming from this that the Alberta Health Care Commission will be able to send memos out to all employers to say the fed eral government will pay for the He said the stogie health liai son officer of the IAA cant be at all places at once but with the new he expects more field workers to help with the health situation of the Indian He said an agreement signed by the Blood Indian admin istration and the federal g ernment that provides for a costsharing program for some aspects of health care weakens the position of the negotiating group when talking with the federal government It is al a question of the tribes getting An example of this costshar ing program is an 8020 per split for optical correcting glasses for The gov ernment pavs for 80 per cent and the Blood Band admin istration pays the INCOME TAX RULE The question of Indian pay ment of income tax was dealt with by the BloodPeigan Dis trict superintendent Tom Tur A court ruling some time ago stated the Indian worker off the reserve had to pay to come tax according to the per centage of time spent in his job off the If a worker spends 40 per cent of his time off the re he has to pay 40 per cent of his taxable income to the Cardinal also stated IAA position on other in cluding the possibility of c h a n g ing provincial rulings which would allow an Indian with his driving privileges sus pended to drive on reserve roads the Red Paper pre sentation in opposition to the federal government white pa per on Indian affairs has not gone much beyond the June 1970 presentation and some alternate plans being made for the proposed Alberta Indian Education The meeting continued today fa the Senator Gladstone Hall from 10 a to 4 and in the Kainai Sports Centre from 7 to wind Ross to speak to JFWs SMILEYS PLUMBING BASEMENT BATHROOMS REMODELLING Phone 3282176 Donovan Albertas minister of lands and will be the special guest at the annual meeting of the Southern Alberta Area Council of Junoir Forest at 2 in the Lethbridge Fish and Game Ross will present the Ross Award to Larry Nelson of as the ju nior forest warden with the most SCIENCE FAIR ENTRY Doug Grade 8 student of Gilbert Paterson ElementaryJunior High School and larry Grade 12 student at the Leth bridge Ceilegiate observe Leo Grade Hamilton Junior High as he puts his science fair project through its The 9th annual Leth bridge Regional Science Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday in the Exhibition Pavil The fair will feature nearly 100 separate and will involve 175 students from across southern The fair is sponsored locally by the Alberta Institute of Agro The fair is open to the public free of ATA claims leader of trustees achievem e n t s during CONFIDENTIALLY YOURS March 18th Did you that for many know RazMah Greys oars a fine Canadian product has brought welcome relief to those uho sutler from asthma or cough night and day niti chronic bronchitis It Templeton HAZMAH GHEYS Recently friend toid me that from the first 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 RAZMAH GREYS For children with bronchitis and bronchial Templetons recommend RAZMAH GREYS JUNIORS At all drugstores FOOD uhat haie Dominions Deep Discount Prices done for us To find I studied 4 outside1 furveis conducted since Dominion started the price The Ontario Food Council suney stated that Dominions prices were the louest of A University of Toronto Study showed shoppers con sidered Dominions Best for Meat and Dominion Bureau oF Statistics reporter prices had indeed been substantially thank And a Toronto Brokerage House states that Dominion still has the lowest No wonder thou sands upon thousands of shoppers have switched to Dominion By JIM WILSON Herald Education Writer The Alberta Teachers As sociation is being deliberately difficult with regional bar gaining areas in current teacher says Ray mond president of the Alberta School Trustees As also negotiating committee chairman for the Southern Alberta School Au thorities told The Herald Wednesday that teach ers have signed agreements in 22 locally bargaining districts by relaxing somewhat in their The ATA is fighting the con cept of regional which the trustees think is the best system Clark They dont want it to look Uke we might be right so theyre making it tough on Once one of the rcgionals has settled with the rest will settle Eight regional bargaining units have been formed by involving 61 boards and about 30 per cent of Al bertas Five units are in conciliation ano the eth er tliree may soon follow Lethbridge md Medicine Hat public and separate school dis tricts are bargaining as one and the othar IB districts south of Eiooks and Vulcan ale i Mr Clark bargaining jointly as But you know the position Together the two regionals a committee like that would volve about teachers put the boards in if it made recommendation and the afford one strike at a Clark said he expected that school boards would re tain their authority in the but promised to continue consulting with teachers as he had done in the Ive told them so many times that they should wait to get hurt before they start to Clark As were all reasonable people or we would never have been elected by the He said the question of who is the boss is the major source of both in the south and through the rest of the The teachers have the opin ion that all items are ne gotiable under the School Act and Labor but we feel there are certain things we have to control in order to m a i n t a i n our management rights in our They say whenever we want to change anything it should first be taken to a joint teachertrustee committee which would make recom mendations to the The hoard would still make most of the final according to what the teachers have most recently They still want to actually make the decision with us on the length of the school day and other matters like fessional and were paying them to advise he trustees draw the line at thenem ployees being joint decision makers as well as Teachers talk of strike pos sibilities is an attempt to gather support from the but we think we have he Salaries havent been dis cussed by the SASAA negotia tors Clark The teachers are asking for a 12 to 15 per cent increase and were offering them four per cent we have to work within the governments six per cent limit or else ask our rural people who have suffer ed a reduction in farm sales to give us a seven to nine per cent increase by He said teachers fears of boards arbitrarily lengthening school days were unfounded because weve been on the honor system for some time and quite Teachers have better fringe benefits and more holidays than any othr group of peo and I dont know why they suddenly want to mistrust the trustees who gave them these Clark John chairman of the LethbridgeMedicine Hat bar Clark said both regions are so far away strike that the question from ROYAL HAWAiiAN PERFUMES INCLUDING WICKED WAHINE MAI TAI ROYAL LEI Excljslvely at MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE MALI 3281525 llnmr of lnw bcmty in a i boards refused of the trustees what school beards would do in the case of a walkout has not been Well be able to negotiate ourselves out of this he and Im certain the Cal gary situation where teachers have called for a su pervised strike vote will also come to a sensible the ATA can only separate school said he did not want to comment on the current situa tion in his regional T h e matter is in concilia lion and we feel it has pretty bad ljccTne something to be dis cussed first in conciliation be He said school boards have j fore we are ready to make any always used teachers as pro1 public announcements Changes indicated for 71 appeal drive Hairy campaign chair man for the 1970 United Appeal and Elaine the bouse to house campaign told the annual meet ing of the United Appeal Wed nesday improvements could be made in next years Spur line approved Expenditure of for a spur line to Economy Feed Service was approved by city At the same council re ferred the matter of a policy regarding sale of industrial land to the land sales commit tee for study and In question is whether lots in tho industrial park should include to their price the cost of pro such services as spur Manager Tom Nutting viding City also tabled a report on the cost of services to the industrial including recommenda tions for better internal control of development and land This too was referred to the land sales City student finalist in fellowships Gary a philosophy student at the University of Lethbridge has been named a finalist to the annual Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation The foundation will recom mend Mirier for fellow ships and assistanceships award ed by graduate schools any where in Canada or the United He was one of more than 900 Canadians and Americans nominated by their professors for Woodrow Wilson Fifty Canadians were awarded fellowships by the supporting them for a year to any and 76 Cana dians were named re ceiving formal recommenda It is the first year a U of L student has received an award from the Stumy days to continue An extensive ridge of high pressure now centred to is moving very slowly east and will create sunny and generally calm weather in southern Alberta for the next few High temperatures today ami Friday should be near 40 with overnight lows both nights near Winds will be The high and low tempera tures recorded Wednesday in Lethbridge were 34 and 21 de grees and the brief intermittent snow skiffs dumped a total inches of snow on the The water equivalent is of an The record temperatures for March 18 are 64 above set in 1910 and 13 below set fa The high and low temperatures recorded one year ago today were 44 and 25 above respec Both chairmen stressed the importance of involvement of service especially the smaller in the fund raising They both said more responsibility should be given the groups that share the Bartel said a more selective method of canvassing should be devised to eliminate calling on the people who con tinually fail to She also suggested if a similar campaign is carried out next year there would be a need for a parttime office helper during he Cox said there should be a cochairman for the cam The cochairmans jobs would be to look after the labor end of the while the other cochairman would con centrate on the housetohouse canvassing Cox also said to addition to a housetohouse canvass next year a business canvass should be The busi ness canvass would deal specif ically with the contributions of the company and employees and would consist of much more than simply diopping a kit off to each company end picking it up again to a fen The 1970 fund raising cam paign showed an increase of over the 1969 but missed its objective of hen the final total amounted to Harry Cox of Lethbridge was named the president of the United Appeal for the 1971 sea son at the annual nesting held Wednesday Cox was the campaign chairman for the 1970 fund raising Other leaders elected at the meeting were Morley publicity chairman Dorin Ber budget chairman Ernie campaign chair Members of the board of di rectors for 1971 mil be Bob Lang Elaine Steve Del Win Joe Ted Rita Denny Irma Peter Fen Tunbridge and Jake Doug will remain on the board for the 1971 City wont pursue increased grants Lethbridge does not intend to pursue the matter of trying to obtain increased provincial grants from oil and gasroyal Mayor Andy Anderson said The comment was made fol lowing an announcement by Premier Harry Strom that no changes will be made in an announced million ceiling on the grants this Mayor Anderson said the increase fa homeowner announced at the same time as the premiers decision not to discuss changes in the would very probably result to the taxpayer receiving about the same amount of financial He suggested the city may have no real cause for com plaint if the taxpayers were going to get the same amount of albeit by a different The Alberta Urban Municipal ities Association met recently to plan action to have the ceiling Lethbridge was represented at the meet Mayor Anderson said city would not pursue the mat ter except through the Alberta Urban Municipalities Associa tion and the premiers an nouncement that no hearings would be apparently closes the door on the ques VISIT ABROAD The first visit of a Canadian bowling team to the British Isles was fa TAPE SALE MUSICUND 13 and 3rd S More city news on page 25 NOOKS Save Save WORK WITH A MADETOMEASURE KITCHEN NOOK Movoble Toble legless LShapecf Can be mode to fit Anywhere in Alberta Manufactured in Calgary SPECIAL DESIGNS FOR SMALL KITCHENS MODERN DESIGNERS 2307 SOVEREIGN CRESCENT Clip and Ma CALGARY ALBERTA 2494053 WEST COAST SEAFOODS TRUCKLOAD SALE OR FRESH FISH and SEAFOODS Will Bo Held At FORT WHOOPUP SERVICE MAYOR MAGRATH DRIVE March 18 and March 19 From 11 to 7 NEW PRICE USTS AND SCHEDULES AVAILABLE The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce will hold its 82ND ANNUAL DINNER at the El RANCHO CONVENTION CENTRE MARCH 27 GUEST SPEAKER CLAUDE Editor and Publisher of Le Montreal Tickets available at the lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Office ot per A warm welcome is extended to surrounding Chamber members and their wives the general public to attend this dinner ;