Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
i nm M i nvtiww I GREY CUP SPECIALS Lost treaty rights Angelina lived her entire lifeJni this century-old loghouse in the middle of the Garden River Indian Reserve in Northern Ont. Although new homes surround Mrs. Clark is ineligible for modern housing because she lost her treaty rights. x Ancient law puts hardship on aged Indian woman SAULT STE. 0m. A decrepit century- old loghouse sits in the middle of the Garden River Indian re- a striking contrast to new homes and developments springing up around it. Inside the house lives Angel- ine a 68-year-old Indian caught in the middle of a situT ation she is unable to change. In she married Fred a great-grandson of the great Shingwauk. For some unknown her husband was without trea- ty status and when she married him she forfeited most of her rights as an In- dian. Under Indian whenever an woman marries a person without Indian she 'becomes a non-Indian. Because of the ancient Mrs. Clark is not eligible for any Indian grants which may assist her in improving her life style and home. The two liveable rooms in the loghouse are shared by Mrs. Clark with her retarded son and her 15-year- old granddaughter Barbara. The house is without elec- has no and water is taken from a nearby river. A local non-status Indian group has installed new floor- ing and wood panelling and purchased a new oil stove. But Mrs. Clark feels the roundation is too old and rotten to be worth repairing. The local president of the non-status Indian association says the group can obtain gov- ernment loans to purchase homes for its members in town. But Mrs. Clark is not willing to leave the only type of life she has ever known. For Mrs. Clark will to in her rotting sharing the floor with snakes that sometime peek up through the and lying in bed at nights covered with makeshift quilts made from old sweaters. Calendar Members ot the Hi Neighbour Club are asked to note the change of date and place for dances held from 8 to p.m. Thursday at the Lotus Inn. Usual monthly dance on Dec. 7 at Alan Watson School. Everyone welcome. DDJ's orchestra in attendance. The regular meeting of Dominion Rebekah Lodge will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Oddfellows hall. There will be a nomination of of- ficers and visiting members are welcome. The LDS 5th Ward will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Gym 2 of the civic centre. The regular meeting of the Lethbridge Guiders Club and training session will be held at tonight. There will be special training for new leaders in the included will be basic and advanced training. Slides of the mini- parliament will also be shown. The Ladies Auxiliary to the Original Pensioners and Senior Citizens Society will meet at 2 p.m. Friday in Gym 2 of the civic centre. There will be bingo and Junch served. A good atten- dance is requested. The Archaeological Society of Lethbridge will meet at 8 p.m. Saturday in Room 30 of the LCC. There will be an election of officers. The program will be fieldwork at the Suffield Military Reserve. There will also be a pictorial record of Police Coulee. The Bridge City Toast- mistress Club will meet at p.m. Wednesday in the music room of the Bowman Art Centre. Featured speakers will be Margaret McMillan and Dililah Strand. Marilyn Anderson will present a report on parliamentary procedure. All interested per- sons welcome to attend. For further information contact 328-4693. where Christmas ideas begin Girls' stretch knits A special purchase 6'f a famous maker's line allows us to offer these top-quality fashioris at these low A rib- knit nylon turtleneck in asst'd colors. 8-14. 2.99. .Denim-look pants of double knit. Asst'd checks. Sizes 7-14. .5.9.9. Girls'Department' Simpsons-Sears Ltd. Store Open daily from a.m. to p.m. Thursday and Friday a.m. to CHEESE MIXED NUTS S SHRI LU G ooiChwse OR ib.WW Sno Boy. 32 oz. jar Jumbo Spanish type MINCE TARTS 6i59'