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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IHE IFTHBRIDOE HERAID 30. 197! a n g started land rights Hot line from Oncul to Cuntulu The Su-, whether non-treaty Indians and began i Kskimos are entitled to cumpell- that .-.iiion fur liiinl they occupied ul [in- ail hefore Ilk' coming of the white man. Before tlw conn is a request from the Nishga Indians of Bit- i ish Columbia asking for a deela- in which spokesmen for the Irilxj claimed the land as their own. lie also from a book, j Imlian History of British Colum- bia, written by Wilson Duff, an assistant professor of anthropol- ogy at thu University of British ration that they are the owners Columbia, to support his claim of centuries of occupation of the Nass Valley The fact that the British rec- i i le against the i ognized Indian title was i-vident I i I h Columbia, is in that they signed treaties with that the Nish- Indians to get ownership of the i i i cstors have oo Mr, Berger said. :md "since lime im-, He said Ihe royal proclama- tion of 17G3 "was a reflection and a continuation of Great Britain's policy of acknowledg- ing Ihc aboriginal title of the In- dian tribes in all of vacant nf more Hum square miles of land in the Valley north of i'rince Kupen a Vancouver g for tho In- Involves icr the Nishgas 1 title to the land m "as their an- al territory." I i Unit if this were aboriginal title ex- t i gin 1 (i I h old colony of finish i. I i I riciu i i of iu'0 royal commission reports, one dating back to 1888, I h nibi s did not Mi Berg. lands of North America claimed by the British.1' Mr. Berger said none of the legislation passed by the old British colony of British Colum- bia extinguished the Indian title, The British North America Act, Hie Canadian constitution, rec- sipn a i ogmzcd Inclan title and put it "beyond the rcaeli of the legis- lalive jurisdiction oi the prov- nces." Mr. Berger said the fndians "ire not seeking compensation auiini't the in this ac- tion." They seek only a declara- tion that their Indian title to the land is still valid. He said Ibat when B C. ac- quired the British title to land williin the province, it carried with it the obligation to recog- nize Indian rights in the land. Mr. Berger noted that lawyers for the province did no: depute the contention that the Ni.-hgas ouupicd the land for man uines. ft V CONVICTED Edward Paisne! left, 46-year-old father of three, was convicted on 13 charges Involving sex attacks on children Monday by a Royal Court at St. Helier, Jersey, a vocation isb in the English Channel. At right is o d urn my h v-hot the prosecution said was a maca- bre cosiurne which Paisnel allegedly wore during the attacks. The outfit includes o grotesqun mask topped by a wig, worn with o raincoat and studded with noils. NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT Tuesdoy-JSRRY and the TRAVELLERS Fnday-4 HITS and a MISS Saturday4-HITS and a MISS may >eto U.S. lax-cut bill WASHINGTON (AP) Presi- dent Nixon announced today he j will veto a United States tax-cut bill pending in Congress if it een mack, by the federal gov- ernment on whether to pro- claim Jic three districts. In any case, he said, the only today. In the northern United Stales, ward Island. Teachers able lo transfer pension funds QUEBEC (CP) An agree- ment signed Monday between Quebec, Ontario, Alberta and -ritish Columbia, will permit be transfer of teachers' pension unds between the four prov- nces, it was announced here. Oswald Parent, minister ut portfolio responsible far fi- lances, said the agreement will lermit teachers who, in the ours? of their careers leach in of the four provinces, to count all their service toward their pension. Mr. Parent said in a slate-: ment the Quebec government j obligation to provide bilingual sfrvices would Ire on the feder- al government. "We don't want lo cliargo Mr. Pcllctier said, The act required that Ottawa consult with provincial authori- ties on the matter and Mr. Pel- leticr said consultations with Alberta "were very promis- ing." Mr. Getty said be asked Mr. Pelletier lo wait for an official response from Alberta before any decision to proclaim the areas is made. "There is no sense in him proclaiming a district without co operation from Mr. Getty said. If unilateral aolion was taken "it becomes more contentious because it will up- set other minority language, Mr. Getty joined with Dave Russell, Alberta's acting minis- ter of culture, youth and rec- reation, lo discuss a proposal Mr. Pelletier lo continue the federal government's youth op- portunities program next sum- mer. Mr. Pelletier said that "if all Ihe provinces gave the same land of advice as this one, I could say for sure the program .veuld go on." trlriga most of the precipitation came the next few days are expected Falling temperatures dicing i ha5 agreed lo recognize as eligi- in the form of rain or sleet. But to keep Ihe in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick it was plenty of it. Toronto got four Inches and Montreal a similar amount whipped by winds gusting lo 50 miles an hour. Peterborough, in 8'6 now from melting. Provincial police in eastern On- tario warned that conditions were treacherous. The snow Me to participate in the trans- fers. all teachers who have been employed in one of the four provinces since September and have not drawn out their was expected lo end in Ottawa contributions to the provincial during the afternoon. i plans. At, Toronto four inches of heavy, wet snow blowing in from Lake Ontario on a south- Anonymous, Uih. .feve Rflkccy, Lclhhridtje Vslilda B. c-liirrr rs. Warner R. Easier, B. W. J., UMi. and Ed Coleman Denise and Kc-r. Jocvcnazro, .rs. T- A. Carter, Magrath Anonymcus, Igc-'iss EridcA riub Anonymous, 'lai-cr 00 500 5.00 500 10.00 10 CO 10 oo 10 00 low 10 W 20 "0 j while in northern Now Bnins- cast wind caused police to close I wick (ho fall ranged from eight i off .several streets until sand io ]ij Indies. Lruckij could reach the s milVIXG HAZARDOUS AH of those killed lost their lives in traffic in Quebec and four in Ontario. In Fredericton fie weather of- QTTAWA fice said the first major snow- storm of the winter was moving flt.TOSG New Brunswick creating A spokes- pear driving conditions and Ziegler spoke of j man for the office of j forcing cancellation of classes Senate amendments" j eluding a plan to give tax relief 1 to parents of college students and to increase the persona! in- come tax deduction above a level sought by the president. MacGregor said the Senate Leade dav denied Si anfield Mon- that Quebec Prn i ve Conserva- tivp party formed in the few months, Published reports said in rome northern areas. Northern New Bninswlck was One accident involved eight cars. Some Air Canada flights were delayed briefly. North of Toronto shout 1 ]-2 inches blanketed Orillia and Cfere and Mgy She Anonymous, Lefh. .Annnvmous, Cos'da TOTAL I TOTAL TO DATE Weather- and road report was capped with freezing rain making roads slippery. They were also slippery In eastern Ontario where side streets n the Brookville Kingston areas were in shape. OPP at Brockville said expected to hear the brunt of: five inches had fallen by 8 a.m. the storm. Afternoon classes in j j the Campbellton area were can-1 celled and bus drivers were group of Quebec Conservatives called in early to take home stu- amendmenis would increase the would meet in December to lay i dents j annual federal deficits by y.3 groundwork for n parly leader- bilion to billion in each of ship convention next March i the next three years. But the spokesman said: "1 as part of his new eco-1 don't sec haw a leadership con- AV THE MINERS' LIBRARY 733 13th St. N. MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY! nomic program, called for cut- ting taxes by S27 billion over three years. MacGregor said Ihe Senate hill would increase the revenue loss to S40 billion. MaeGregor described as "fun- jdamentally unwise" a Senate- adopted rider that would per- mit individuals to earmark ft of their tax payments to finance presidential campaigns. This proviso, strongly sup- ported by many Democrats who face an election year with an empty party treasury, could provincial election, provide more than million to Hmvever. no decision would underwrite the campaigns of j be made at that meeting, major presidential candidates. said. who attended morning se-ssions. Almost, (our inches of snow fell in Saint John this morning before changing to rain. Several Air Canada flights were can- celled. he Sugar firm o r SU.VIUSE WEDNESDAY SUNSET 1! with EVANGELIST Alberta plans [o develop "Train industry CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta government intends to take a more direct role in de- "loping tlie provincial grain industry, Agriculture Minister Hugh Homer said Monday. The industry needs "develop- ment rcthcr than readjust- he told delegates at the j billing world sugar prices. Mr. Alberta Wheat Pool's annual j Rogers said there luve been dozen such agreements VANCOUVER (CP) For- rest Rogers, president of British Columbia Sugar Refinery Ltd., says the company plans to file a rebuttal to a federal tariff board report that says profits and prices of refineries are too high. Sir. Rogers said the report reached w r o ng conclusions, partly based on the assumption that the international sugar agreement will "last forever." The ISA is an agreement among some sugar producers and importers aimed at sta- Pineher Creek Medicine Hat Edmonton Grande Prairie Banff......... Calgary Cranbrook Victoria Penticton Prince George Kamloops Vancouver Saskatoon Regina....... Winnipeg Toronto Ottawa Montreal St. John's...... Halifax....... Charlottetown Fredericton Chicago New York 31) 29 35 22 43 45 27 34 19 23 .01