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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 THE IETHURIDOE MERAtB Friday, November d, 1970---------------. Chretien Tdh Indian Conference tual Trust Needed Hy KIC SlVm.HiT Mi-raid SCtlf U'rilrr EDMONTON Mutual Tmsl ami an agreed slrudnrc for improved consultation bcuvoen liovcrumcnt Indian bodies is essential for sucial, economic and iHimiin dt'vclcpmctit of Canada's native people. Federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Develop- ment Jean Chretien fold 100 tick-gales and observers lo Hie Indian Association ol Alberla Development Conference Thursday, discussion wilh fed- eral and provincial govern- ments and Indian people is his responsibility. "One of (he besl indicators of progress is the number of agencies of government at dif- ferent levels who have been in- volved in the conference discus- he said. "No Inclia-i person or Indian community should hold back from seeking Ihe help it may be able to get Irom other agen- cies if it can gain by seeking that help. 'We arc ready ti slantl aside or to assist in pullir.g you in ctt with others, just accord- ing to your wishes." "Palirnalism by the depart- ment lit Inrtian affairs is over." lie said this is in line will] the policy of doing whatever ure can to help Indiar people, com- munities and associations to liclp Ihcmselves. "Kainai Industries at Stand- off is an outstanding example of economic achievement be- cause it is an Indian achieve niml." he said. "The depart- ment's role has been to act only if and when liie Indian' management asked us lo act the consequences that Hie orne EDMO.VTOiV 'Staff) Pro- vincial Public Works Minister Fred Colbornc Thumlay said discussions on three levels, fed- eral awl provincial government and Indian loaders, are neces- sary lo "slop the conflict of buck passing to further Indian development.'1 Jlr. Colborne iras eommenl- ing on claims by delegates lo MJC Indian Association of Al- berta Development Conference that native people are some- limps hurt when actions neces- sary i'or development are lost in the shuffle between (he two senior levels of government. Action EDMONTON (Staff) Fed- eral Minister ol Indian Affairs and Northern Jean Chretien Development Thursday ac- knowledged a five-point recom- mendation for economic devel- opment on Alberta Indian re- serves. Norman Yellow Bird, chief of the Hoblrema Indian Reserve outlined a plan of action neces- s a r y to ensure economic growth for Alberta reserves. tribes should be given equal recognition on both the federal and provincial govern- ment levels for economic devel- opment. tribes should be totally assisted in all fields of eco- nomic development and expan- sion. tribal programs must be sustained and expanded. in reserve communities muse be made a high priority. centralized trade and commerce centre for industrial development must be establish- ed. Mr. Yellow Bird said ths peo- ple of the Hobbcma reserve had been referred to as "mil- lionaires" by Mr. Chretien when in fact there are only 15 acres of land per capita on the reserve with about 75 cent of the population on welfare. Mr. Chretien said there is a lot of potential on all reserves in the country and a Jot of manpower available for indus- trial expansion. "Economic expansion on re- serves is the main answer to the problems of Indian people today, he said. "It is the responsibility of my department and all depart- ments of government to try to help solve these problems. ''We must try io find a way of co-operation between the de- partment and reserves for a rapid He said 550 million was set aside for reserve development this year and the tribal admin- istration should give the idea of rapid development highest priority. 'The social and economic benefits from such a reserve development will help all peo- ple in the province." Federal Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Develop ment Jean Chretien said meet ings bad b.sen held in olhei provinces with the three levels bad been successful ir ironing out issues. In explaining the provincial government position on the Buffalo National Park question, Mr. Colborne said discussions had been held wilh the federal government to LO" get the park returned to UK province. "Seventy per cent of all Can- ada's national parks TJ'1 I o Gas rnce Hike City jobless Rate In Step With 1969 The unemployment rate in the, bridge olfice oi Canada llan- city is about the same as last j p0wer Still Critical The condition of a Cardston woman, Verna Chief Calf, 25, is reported by Taber genera] Hospital authorities to be still critical. She is being transferred to (he Lethbridge Municipal Hos- pital today. Jliss Chief Calf irss involved in a car-pedestrian collision Nov. 3 on Highway near Vauxhall. Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE MULTIFOCAL LENS rfMULTILUXl IOPTICM. f HKcdit'TioN co.i. School Use Subject Of Symposium Gary Pennington, a Univer- sity of British Columbia edu- cation professor, will be fea- tured speaker at a hvo-day symposium on community use of schools at the University of Lethbridge Nov. 13 and 14. The symposium, sponsored jointly by the U of L physical education department anil So- ciety of Fnysical Education Students, will deal wilh effec- tive ulifcalioa of local schools in non-school hours, for recrea- tion and other activities. The theme will be The Light- ed School House. Mr. Penning- ton will also act as a resource person for a number of work- shops, pane! discussions and open forums. 'A film called To Touch a Child will be shown, dealing with a highly successful com- munity use. of schools program in Flint, Michigan. istrations for employment than a 3rear ago. Throughout Oclober I n e r was a good demand lor experi- enced construction skilled tradesmen, production workers for mobile home man- ufacturing and sales personnel. Mr. Kanashiro said the office is still receiving many requests from persons in other prov- inces regarding employment in Lethbridge, but adds that the majority of these queries are being discouraged until the local supply has been exhaust- ed. The present demand lists shortages of qualified painters and apprentices, journeymen welders, auto mechanics and qualified restaurant cooks. The Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Wednesday passed a motion opposing any increase n the cost of natural gas at his time. Dr. Sam Lurie, civic affairs rommittee member, told (he "hamber council the result of my gas increase would be cjs increase in the price of many ;oods and services, adding to he inflationary trend ol today's economy. Chamber President M o r ley Tanner said since the Canadian Western Natural Gas Co. was controlled by the Board of Pub- lic Utilities, the chamber could make representation opposing the proposed increase in gas prices. Cliff Black caid representa- tion should definitely be made to the board. "When dealing wilh a quasi political body like fhe Board of Public Utilities, the more concern shown by the public, the closer the board will look at the fact; before it make any decision regarding the price i increase." Mr. Tanner said the chamber would act on information and statistics used by the city representalioi. is to be made "The chamber will do all it ca to help slop the rising cost o living." CMHA Plans Workshop June Cailwood, noted Canadi an journalist anil television an( radio personality will be fea tured speaker at a lamily com munications workshop Nov. IT sponsored by the southern re- gion of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Topics to be covered will in- clude drugs, the communica- tion gay, family encounters, basic principles communica- tion, and the role of the school system, as innovator or main- taining the status quo. Resource personnel from ths community in fields of psychi- atry, psychology, medicine, so- cial counselling and the ministry will lead discussion. Begins Tonight The Progressive Conserva- tive Association ot Alberta starls its conference on rural industrialization tonight at 6 o'clock at the Park Plaza Mo- tor Hotel wilh registration of participants and a reception. Tile bulk of the conference, which is open to [he i lakes place Saturday. public, Reunion At Central School To Be Held On Wednesday ATTENTiON MOBILE HOME BUYERS! Here are TWO Important Facts Brand new 12-fool wide, 2-bodroom mobile homci Fully furnished wilh fridge, slove, furnocc, cheslcrfield and clidr, dining sijilp, beds, drapes, etc. ONir, COMPLETE............. We have iho only mobile homes In Cancido approved by Centred Morffjnrjc nntJ Housing Corporation so be sure lo see thcs2 before you buy! 'TRAILER CITY" UNITED MOTOR CO, LTD. (TRAILER DIVISION) Cor. 3rd 3rd St. S. Phone 327-1416 -A stroll clcnvn memory lane will be Ihc special feature at ttia reunion ol former Icachers, pupils and their friends to bo at Central School, Wednes- day from 2 lo 5 p.m. HcfiTslimenls will he served j nn Iho second where j s u c s t s v.'ill have the oppor- lunily to renew old acquaint- ances. A room he sol aside, for Ifc of slides taken over Ihe years, of various sclicol activities in spyrls, dra- ma and music. Attendance rcg- isli-r.s he displayed so lhat pupils can chock back (in their OV.T. records and lake a peck j also at friends' The Sir Alexander Gall mil-: scum present a display of I photograph', ot llrj schoal Iroiu j Iho official r.pculng in 1309 to' the present. I The school, wliich is sched- uled for demolilion in (lie near future, will cease lo function as an insiitulion of learning after the Christmas recess. Pupils now altencifig will transfer to Susie Bawdcn Elementary. All Ihosc who wish li> visit t' e i r old schonl for (he last time are urged lo allcnd Wed- nesday's farewell patty. liAUK IH.OOMIiU Conservative leader Peter Longhead is to attend. The two-day conference will study methods of equalizing economic growth across the province, At 9 a.m. Saturday, a review of (he federal government's area incentives program will be given by James Dujican, former head of Ihe program lor Alberta. This will he followed by an assessment of Alberla pro- grams by Conservative MLA Don Getty (Stralhcona At a.m. participants will form three discussion groups to sludy research and development, incentives and fi- nancing, and lourism. The [.'Traps will continue al- ter with new subjects: transportation, manpower and problems, such as pollution, which me produced by .rialization. promotion of cen- TCS, plus an examination of the rge and small community. A summary will be given io Mr. Lougliecd at 7 p.m. Sessions Sunday morning will i include reports from the discus- Some species ol bamboo sion groups, at 3, and sugges- hlcoin only once lions for jiolicy directions, at i years. ALUMINUM SCREEN AND STORM WINDOWS and DOORS FREE FEST1MATES JONES ROOFING Phone 318-5745 lelhbridgc Government Responsible Claims Alberta Premier EDMONTON (Slaft) In- dian people arc an underprivi- leged minority and the govern- ment or governments have an obligation to sec (hat this state of affairs is changed. Premier Harry Strom, speak- ing to 1110 delegates and ob- servers to Ihe Indian Associa Jon of Alberta Development Conference Thursday said, 'my first concern is the ques- ion of what kind of- a relation- ship ib (he Mian people want with their governments some mderstanding of what they arc trying lo achieve. "We know from the Re Paper Indian counter pr posals to tfle government While Paper on Indians, Ih kind of relationship Ihe I ilians do not want, but ar somewhat less (ban clear aboi the alternatives. "The second concern involve the question of Uw relationsli: of the federal and provinci; governments with the India people." He said a concern is th question of the Indian people identity and the relationship I the rest of society. The Indian people, by the1 vigorous pursuit of cconomi and cultural development, hav indicated Iheir intention lo lak advantage of some of the bcnp fits society has to offer, but i is far from clear what kind o a mix between these two 5d (their heritage and the value: of modern society) the Indian people want, "This question will largely determine both tbe quality ant the quantity of governmen 3articipation in Indian af he said. "If ihe Indians fee! their cul .ure would be compromised by '.h? large scale pursuit of tech Jological skills, it would be useless for the government to aunch a major program de- signed to make opportunities to acquire technological skills available to the Indian people." Premier LSirom said govern- ment must he made aware of he goals which the Indians hemselves are attempting to He said if the Hetl Paper minis arc all reached, the In- dian will have reached par vith other Canadians in terms 5f their economic development, ducaiional achievements and ocial well being they will ave an equal opportunity. TRANSITIONAL PERIOD "If my analysis is accurate, nd I am open to other inter- relations, what we are facing ow and for the next several ecades, is a transitional per- he said. ''We will be faced with the robfem of creating opportuni- es for the Indian people so ley can reduce llieir depend- nce on the federal govem- He said the initiative which d to the substantial develop- tent which has taken place to at.e did not come from the overnment. The native people themselves arted Ihe ball rolling and the overnment came in to assist itiatives which were started the Indian "The sparlt which touched off e current thrust for develop- ent had to be ignited by the dian people themselves, for without the wholehearted sup- port and confidence of (lie In- dian people, the government ivoiifcl mil lie able lo helj; in a malerial way. "Tins medcrniiialion can be achieved the deslruc- (ion of a people's culture: it is a. minority's right to embrace (he society of which it is a part without rejecting its o w n values and life style." Economic development need I not mean social integration or a giving up of a cultural heri- tage, he added. "Gorernmenl is no! dealing with he said. "We like lo think of It as dealing with individuals and this is where we accomplish our goals." Social Problems Problem For All EDMONTON (Staff) velopmental problems can't be departmentalized, said Ton; Pearson, special assistant lo Federal Health Minister John iUunru. He told 180 delegates and ob- servers to the Indian Associa- tion of Alberla Development Conference, social and econo- mic problems are all one human problem and should be treated as such. The department of national Neallh and welfare is responsi- ble for health services but "we can't raise (he lieallh level in depressed area by ourselves. "If a water supply is pol- luted, sanitation is poor, and the general health of the com- munity is not good, the most modern hospital will not raise .he health level." Co-operation between Indian communities and government s needed to get human de- velopment as it should be. Mr. Pearson said ths fact rAA is willing to liold 'd confer- ence means the Indian still lias some belief in co-operation alter 300 years of talking. He said this conference will en- lance the prospect of a power transfer with a change n the basis of Indian priori- ies. "We owe 3'ou Ihe tools lor the hange-over and we are doing he said. "The new nursing station of Habay is being built by Indian people who will own it and then, in (urn, rent it to the gov- enimenl. The people will es- tablish the policy of Hie sta- tion." He sakl medical services were being aimed at preven- tive measures "Examples arc the dental field, an education lilm library, health education stressing hygiene, and com- munity aide programs, he said. In answer to a question from the Blood Indian Hesera spokesman Howard Beebec, Mr. Pearson said hospital ser- vices on the reserves must bo decentralized to get Hie most medical service to the most peop.l.5. He said a complete co-ordi- nalion of medical facilities is needed in (he community. "A hospital is never enough. We must send facilities out (o communities to be he said. Office To Be Closed Wednesday There will be no postal scr- ee provided at the main post fice or any of the sub post fices on Remembrance Day, ov. 11. There will be no delivery by letter carrier or suburban ser- vice. The lock box lobby of Ihe main post office will remain open on the 24-hour basis. Special delivery mail will be delivered and collections from the teller boxes will be made on Ihe Sunday schedule. Stamps may be obtained from the vending machine on Ihe west side of the main post office. Cold Ail- Moving Iii The weekend weather may i not be too pleasant. A ridge of cold air from the Arctic is slowly building into southern Alberla, bringing wilh it the chanee of freezing rain or snow flurries. Skies should remain nwstly cloudy today and Saturday, with daytime temperatures reaching abaut (lie 40 degree mark and dropping down to about 20 overnight. Winds should be light. At nine o'clock this morning, ths Lethbridge weather office had reported about one tenth of an inch of snow. The high and low tempers- tares Thursday were 59 degrees and 21 degrees respectively. ASHPHALT PAVING TOILHSTRUP SAND and GRAVEL Construction Co. lid. PHONE 328-2702 327-3610 CLOSING DATE NOV. 30th, 1970 PURPOSE: To supply recreation facilities for those community associations which CUB members of the Federation of Calgary LICENSED IN THE PROVINCE Of AlBERTA SEE YOUR LOCAL BANK OF MONTREAL, FOR INFORMATION CALL 264-2647 IN CALGARY OR MAIL COUPON PRIZE MONEY Toial I MAIL TO: CAtCARY COMMUNITIES LOTTERY I 110 12th AVE. S.W., CALGARY, ALTA. I NAME...................................... I 1st......... 2nd 3rd 100 Prizes of each ADDRESS NUMBER OF TICKETS............ AT EACH RECEIPTS ON REQUEST f Cash or MonvY Orders only Payable lo: Calgary Communities lattery 1 CENTRE VILLAGE ;