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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, May 19, 1973 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Stoney Indians file land claims CALGARY (CP) Stoney Indians have filed a claim with the federal Indian claims commission for acres of provincial land around the Big Horn Dam in west- central Alberta. The Indians contend that struction of the million Cal- gary Power Ltd. dam and the flooding of a 27-square-m i 1 e area near Nordegg destroyed their hunting grounds and trap lines, making it impossible for them to make a living. Stoney chief John Snow said until a -few years ago hardly any of the 150 Stoneys in the area, 148 miles southwest of Edmonton, received welfare. "Now almost 100 per cent of them are on welfare." Besides compensation for damages, the Stoneys are also claiming part of the Koo- tenay Plains area by virtue of. verbal promises they say were made during treaty negotia- tions with the federal govern- ment in the 1870s. For the last three years, the Stoneys have conducted a re- search program, at a cost .of provided by the federal govern ment, to substantiate their claim to legal title of the land. The claim was filed a year ago but the In- dians made no public statement until it becamse apparent they were not getting any reply. Some of the Stoneys in the area reside on the acre Big Horn Reserve which was deeded to the Indians by the federal government on a 99- year basis in 1948. The Kooteoay Plains near the reserve have been used by the Indians for summer encamp- ments and ceremonial grounds for more than 100 years. The land the Stoney's are claiming has been suggested for tourist development and' is rich in mineral resources such as oil, natural gas and coal. The Big Horn Dam, com- pleted last year, was a joint project of Calgary the provincial government with the government paying mil- lion. SACRED Besides destroying hunting and trapping grounds, the Stoneys claim that bulldozers clearing, the valley also de- stroyed all the old lodges and ancestral graves. "To the Indian the lodges are as sacred as a church is to a white Chief Snow said. In 1970, when bulldozing be- gan, the Stoneys threatened to occupy the land if they were not given official title. The province then agreed to turn over acres for so the-Stoneys could use it as a burying ground. Besides official title, the Stoneys are seeking: Water rights on the por- tion of the North Saskatchewan R.W.Y. UPHOLSTERING PHONE 328-5257 ANYTIME Dream ends Edward Shefchik Jr. of Puyallup, Wash., who has been working as a mechanic In the garages at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, had his bubble burst Thursday when it was discovered he was under the required 18 years of age. The 15-year-old boy had his mechanic's license suspended by the United States Auto Club for falsifying his age. The boy buiWs his own midgets and go-karts and races them in Washington, where the age limit is low. FEEDERS FARMERS WELDERS HANDYMEN HOMEOWNERS We carry a complete stock of STEEL IN FLATS ANGLES CHANNELS _ BEAMS WIDE FLANGES RAILS _ ROUNDS SQUARES PLATES SHEETS RECTANGULAR AND SQUARE TUBING REINFORCING STEEL WIRE MESH PIPE GALORE FOR FENCE POSTS CLOTHESLINE POLES CARPORT COLUMNS OR FOR ANY OTHER USE YOU MAY HAVE. TONS TO CHOOSE FROM Bring in your truck and load up at bargain prices We also deliver locally Bring in yoirr scrap steel cast iron batteries radiators copper brass and get the best trade value ever We also pay cash I VARZARI IRON STEEL YARD LOCATION 2808 2nd Ave. N. SCRAP LOCATION 3402 2nd Ave. N. River which flows through the, Government grants and loans to develop industry and tourism on the land. area bridge across the river HEINITZ PRINTERS STATIONERS LTD. 324 9th St. S. Phone 328-1778 We Are Pleased to Announce That we are now the official Dealers for L.D.S. Books, Missionary and Genealogical Supplies For the 151st Quorum of the 70's We have a large Inventory of Books and Supplies, with ample free parking to make your shopping convenient to you. See the revolutionary make-up glasses available in your prescription Specializing in the fitting of Eya Doctor's prescriptions Prescription Sunglasses Children's Framat Magnifiers Repairs Reasonable prices OPTICAL PRESCRIPTION CO. 308-7th, S- Phone 327-3609 fight' developed m jt-SbsS By AL COLLETTI NEW YORK (CP) A young Canadian physicist calls it "liq- uid light." It is a Canadian breakthrough in the display industry, a new kind of "lamp" to light up tiny computers and digital clocks. Maybe one day it will illumi- nate big signs. Already developed and ready to go into commercial use is a self-contained unit sealed in glass, producing light from a chemical solution. Dr. William Coderre, in asso- ciation with M. A. Kabayama and Al Pighin, presented a pa- per on what he calls "liquid light' at a scientific meeting here Thursday. The three men are from Ottawa. Plans are under way to begin production before the end of the year and to license it to other manufacturers on a non-ex- clusive basis. Scientists at Bell-Northern Research in Ottawa, with the of money from the National Research Council, produced the new kind of liquid fluorescent light source using a simple elec- tro chemical phenomenon known as EGCL. The initials stand for electro-generated chemi-luminescence. Prototypes of visual-display devices based on the new lamps have run up to hours with- out any apparent decrease in the emission of orange light. V" t N0IP DRINKERS deserve to pay less for fire insurance They do at Abstainers'. Because our experience has shown that abstainers have fewer accidents, fewer home fires. That's why we can in- sure for less. If you're a non-drinker, can you afford not to look into Abstainers' insurance for your home HUNT INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. 1201 3rd.Ave. S. Phone 328-7777 ABSTAINERS' INSURANCE COMPANY only Compiny providing fin iniurtnu M "i Y IT' EACH SIZE Blackwall Laredo Is best known as "the original rain tire" because of its performance on wet pavement, and dry! nylon construction 7-rib, deep traction-slotted tread cuts minimize aquaplaning Recessed whitewall or blackwall Available at the following Uniroyal Tire Dealers: TIRE SALES LTD. LETHBRIDGE 1621 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-5985 TABER 6201 50th Ave. Phono 223-3441 FERNIE, B.C. Phone 423-7746 BARTON MOTORS PICTURE BUTTE LARSON'S TIRE SHOP HARRY'S TIRE SERVICE ALCAN SERVICE STATION ROY-AL SERVICE CENTRE 1313 MM DRIVE 5. LETHBRIDGE 1818 MM DRIVE LETHBRIDGE ;