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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 Blood school stays as long as band wants gov't man says Leroy Little Bear advocates native studies 6Most whites ignorant of Indian ways' iNative studies courses are necessary if whites are to understand Indian philosophy and the Indian way of an Indian law student at the University of Utah said Wednesday. Most whites don't have any understanding of Indian people and their way of Leroy Little Bear told a conference at the University of Lethbridge on Indian education. Me said he is confident that when whites begin to understand the Indian view of the and Indian understanding of the many of the problems between the two groups will disappear. He said Indians- have a cyclical concept of while whites believe life is a straight with a beginning and an end. In European there is a different word for each while in Indian there is only one word for day. Indians believe each day repeats he said. And he warned delegates they should first ask what purpose education serves. In white education is a production-line process leading to a good job and financial security. Indians in white schools are indoctrinated with this Mr. Little Bear but for education has to mean the preservation of their way of life. When Indians taught their children how to the aim was survival of the and that has to be the aim now. he said. Magrath water for sale MAGRATH Calgary Power has offered to sell its water and sewer West Bend 4 Quart CORN POPPER See through cover. Automatic thut oft. Use clear cover lor server. Clear lexan cover. Self buttering top. Reg. SPECIAL 16 88 Call House wares 327-5767 DOWNTOWN system here to the Town of Magrath. Company officials made the offer this week and town officials must decide before Sept. 30. The town's engineering consultant is investigating the undisclosed as yet. The power firm wants to sell the system because it provides a low rate of return to the company and is a small franchise in an out-of-the-way location. The franchise for water and sewers was signed over to Calgary Power in 1927 by the late Ira C. mayor at the time. Councillors agree the present deep well water supply is inadequate for the expanding town. Cast-iron mains are deteriorating and some must be replaced. Now the town must look to Jensen Dam to the the nearby irrigation canal or Pot Hole Creek as possible supplies to supplement three deep wells. By WARREN CARAGATA Herald Staff Writer St. Mary's school on the Blood Reserve won't be closed as long as the band council wants it to stay in an Indian affairs department official pledged Wednesday. Ron now working with the department's education branch in the Edmonton regional told a discussion group at a conference on Indian education at the University of Lethbridge that he has fought to maintain present standards at the one of the few remaining reserve high schools in the country. The department has been criticized at the conference for attempting to close the but Mr. Gent said a reduction in teaching staff for the coming academic year was made to bring the school's student pupil ratio into line with ratios in other school systems. Department officials in Ottawa wanted to reduce the teaching staff by seven or Mr. Gent but he was successful in limiting the cutback to four. Some St. Mary's students attending the sponsored by the Canadian Council of Christians and had also complained that while facilities at the school are the department is into the non Indian school system in Cardston. Mr. Gent said an addition to the Cardston high partially financed by Indian was agreed to under a 1968 joint school signed before he started work in the Lethbridge office of the department. After his he he promised no joint school contracts would be signed until the Blood band council passed a resolution saying it supported the concept of integrated education. The Cardston agreement was made without authorization from the Mr. Gent said. Mr. Gent told the delegates guidelines are being prepared in Ottawa to cover every aspect of Indian but he promised they won't be on band councils. They are being drawn up as a negotiating position for individual band councils and can be modified to meet different he said. But one delegate said the department should reverse the getting local input before preparing the guidelines. should find out what the people want he said. There had been some fears expressed by the group that the Indian affairs department was modifying its position that education was a treaty so that when band councils take over control of they will be forced to fund it without government assistance. Chief Gordon of the Sarcee Reserve southwest of told the conference that when whites complain about Indians receiving financial he looks at a map of North America and reminds them that at one all the land belonged to Indians. In return for the the government made certain concessions and and these are contained in the Chief Crowchild said. But Mr. Gent said the government is committed to education a treaty right. Louise Crop Eared a teacher aide at St. Mary's told the delegates that one of the buildings at the school .has been condemned. The section now contains classrooms for special education. Before the building is Crop Eared Wolf she wants the Indian affairs department to guarantee that another building will be added to the school complex to compensate for the lost space. Mrs. Crop Eared who teaches culture classes at St. said she has no teaching certificate to teach either Blackfoot language or but that her certification is buried with her ancestors. She warned delegates that if the language is the Indian race will disappear and she promised that as long as parents and students want cultural she will teach no matter how poor conditions in the school get. Why union rep asks 'Plants seeking scapegoats i NO FLOOD HAZARD WATERTON Waterton Lakes National Park Superintendent Tom Smith said Wednesday there is no flood danger in the park. The weather has been cool and the winter snow has been melting he said. Conciliation applied for Conciliation has been applied for in negotiations between Canadian Dressed Meats Ltd. and the Canadian Food and Allied company and union officials said today. CDM is a subsidiary of Burns Foods Ltd. but is operated independently from the parent firm and is not under Burns' master contract with the CFAW. It is not involved in the concurrent dispute between the CFAW and three of Canada's four major packing houses. Group marks 20th anniversary ART DIETRICH DENTURE CLINIC DENTAL MECHANIC Schwartz BMg. 222 5th St S Phone 328-4095 UNROYAL ZETA Mileage Guaranteed Tires Twenty years of service to the Lethbridge community were marked by the Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded' at its annual meeting Wednesday evening The association also marked the launching of a Canada- wide which is to begin immediately in Lethbridge. Installation of officers saw Anna Penner become Ken vice- Margaret and Babe treasurer. Past president is Betty Anderson. On the board of directors are Ann Bob Peter Harry Rita Betty Grigg and Gunther Grintals. Speakers at the annual event included Don president of the Youth Across Canada for the mentally who said there will again be a day camp for these and Sgt. Harvey guest who outlined the history of the RCMP. Presentations were made to second and third place winners in the annual provincial association line- drawing with trophies awarded to Shirley Penner and Carol Wings for their entries in the contest. Bill principal of the Dorothy Gooder School for the Mentally Retarded for the past 12 was given an engraved tray in recognition of his years of service. Hobby gardener turns pro ZETA iM RADIAL Ironclad Guarantee MILES MORE HAZARD PROTECTION' MORE CAR CONTROL MORE AND YOU ACTUALLY SAVE MONEY ON GAS. BERGMAN'S Floor Coverings SALES AND INSTALLATIONS By DON BEhliMAN Open Thurtdiy Evening 9 p.m. PHONE 328-0372 2716 12th Ave. S. The retired manager of the Roy Clinic in Lethbridge and a gardener by hobby has been named manager of the Nikka Yuko Garden. George 2920 South Parkside was named manager at a regular meeting of the Lethbridge and District Japanese Garden Society earlier this month. Margaret of was named as supervisor of the garden at the same meeting. The garden will be open every until p.m. from June 15 to Aug. 15. FOX DENTURE CLINIC Est. 1922 PHONE 327-656S E. S. P. C.D.M. FOX LETHBRIDGE DENTAL LAB 204 MEDICAL DENTAL BLDQ. Bill associated with the garden through the city's community said no major changes in the appearance of the garden will be made. NUS meeting A central committee meeting of the National Union of Students will be held at the University of Lethbridge June 8 and 9. Local students attending the meeting will be Don national treasurer of Sidney provincial and Tim U of L representative. Lockouts at meat-packing plants where workers are not on strike could be a company tactic to prevent an effective strike to win wage a union official says. Norm business agent for Local 740 of the Canadian -Food and Allied says a nation-wide shutdown of the largest meat- packing companies could cause the government to go to court for a third-par.ty injunction ordering work resumed. can't see any other reason for it nation-wide says Mr. Leclaire. may be looking for scapegoats for the increases in prices and for their he adds. The housewife pays about three cents a pound on meat for packing house and even the union's wildest dreams could only add another cent or 1.5 cents a he says. The union has said it will go on strike June 5 against two of Swift Canadian Co. Ltd.'s packing in Lethbridge and Edmonton. Burns Foods Ltd. and Canada Packers Ltd. have announced the other two firms will lock out their Alberta employees at the same time if the strike takes place. And all three companies have promised a national lockout June 12 if there is no settlement. Mr. Leclaire says the dispute boils down to fringe benefits. The last management offer was a raise of 62 cents an hour in the first year and 50-cents-an-hour in the second year of a two-year he says. Canada Packers has said the joint lockout decision was forced by union bargaining procedure. A tentative agreement between Canada Packers and its employees' CFAW representatives was rejected by a four-company union policy committee before being rejected by the it says. Bargaining with Swifts had begun in the mean time. The procedure meant that no company could be sure of reaching an agreement with its own employees from now said Canada Packers. Mr. Leclaire says the STUDIO ON FlPTW AVENUE And to be extra sure of safety let our Service Department give you a Safety Check BRAKES SHOCKS BALANCE ALIGNMENT All work Is compli t performed by experts to MI piste safety and satisfaction. iure CONVENIENT TERMS AVAILABLE OR USE YOUR CHARGEX KIRK'S L LETHBRIDGE 1621 3rd An. S. PkiM 327-5985 TABER 6201 50th Aw. PkiM 223-3441 TIRE SALES LTD. CALGARY N.E. 276-5344 Celebrate Your Special Occasions at and This FRIDAY and SATURDAY. EVENING VERA SINCLAIR on the Yamaha EX42 Organ 8 to 12 p.m. No Cover Charge Sunday FAMILY DAY SUNDAY BRUNCH 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. FAMILY DINING 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. CHILDREN'S IN THE OLD TRADITION OF WESTERN HOSPITALITY 328-7756 FOR LETHBRIDGE REFRIGERATION LTD. Commercial Refrigeration WALK-IN FREEZERS COOLERS ICE MAKERS 111 11lh Street South Phone 328-4333 ARTISTIC PICTURE FRAMING SINCE 1958 710 5 AVE S tETHBHIDCE-AlTA HEINO DEEKEN Manager Herbicides Ochemco 128-Used to control weeds in Pas- tures and Roadsides Ochemco L.V. 96 for control of weeds in and uncropped land and Roadsides. Ochemco L.V. 80 -Used to control weeds in Uncropped land and Roadsides. Many More Chemical Weed Killers Available now at OLIVER INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY LTD. 236-36 St. North Phone 327-1571 or contact the 'OLIVER nearest you. company statement was substantially but the union has had a national pattern contract in practice for more than 20 years. Union procedure was to bargain with one company first and to submit tentative agreements to the union policy committee as well as to that company's employees. The first contract settled was used a standard for he said. A three-cent-an-hour gap had opened between Swifts employees only because of a difference in their cost of living he said. This was the first time the union policy committee had rejected a said Mr. Leclaire. Post-party antics result in probation for 4 men Four Hardieville men have been placed on probation on various charges laid after the men attended a party that lasted more than a day. The men pleaded guilty Wednesday to damaging the tail-lights of a car after they left the marathon party May 19. Anthony Charles 18. and Kim also were placed on probation for 18 months. William Thomas and Joseph were both placed on six months probation. Both Webber and Paavola Pedestrians in mishaps Two Lethbridge residents were treated and released from hospital Wednesday after being struck by cars in separate city police report. Donald was struck by a car at 20th Street and 21 Avenue South. Micheal of 205 North Mayor Magrath Drive was struck by a car. had been on probation after convictions on unrelated break-in charges at the time of the party. Wednesday's sentences will take effect after their prior 18-month probation terms are up. In addition to the May 19 wilful damage Webber was also convicted of unlawfully keeping a .303 rifle in his car trunk and of damaging another vehicle. The second damage incident occurred May 21. Certified Dental Mechanic CLIFF BLACK DENTAL LAB MEDICAL DENTAL BLD6. Lower Level PHONE 327-2122 you planning a SUMMER WEDDING for artistically styled BOUQUETS see the experts at FRACHE'S FLOWER SHOP 322-6th Street S. Phone 327-2666 327-5747 COMPUTER ACCOUNTING AND MANAGEMENT LTD. Data Processing Services 201 CANADA TRUST BUILDING TELEPHONE 328-7883 THE AUCTION BLOCK 12508 2nd Ave. N. 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