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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 tHE IETHBRIDGE HE.WD Friday, Oclobcr 13, 197? Program lor Indians guidance course sains acceptance CT' .fi. li.v UVDY Herald Staff Writer A one-year simlanc counselling course for pioneered at the Community Collepc lias gained nation-wide acceptance. The program, bjiiau as a summer coui'se in 1959. lias expanded into une-year programs at two other Cana- dian colleges in Ontario. In LettibrUYjc, Hie program which includes courses in com- munications. counselling, psy- chology. soi'ial theory ami some is in its second yea'. 23 STUDENTS guidance counsellors were bav-' Lug litlle success in keeping In- dian youngsters in school. JO1JS Upon completion of (lie course graduates may find em- ployment within: the Indicia af- fairs department as counsellor assistants, social service work- ers, employment assistants and couns ellors field. i n the cduc.i t io n Numerous jobs would also bm with Indian band adtnin- istrations. Various Indian or- ganizations such as friendship centres, court workers, family, employment, a n d alcoholic counselling. In addition, various govern- ment and community service agency jobs such as probation Five subjcets comprise the program. The communication p r o- gram's aim is to improve writ- ing, speaking and business document skills. A course in sociology .studies group behavior in relation to culture, collective behavior, and jail officers and school j race and ethnic relations, Also counsellors are included arc the community, the family, and soc'a! and cul- tural change. The vocations subject, deals with the meaning of work, oc- cupational and job classifica- tions and descriptions along with labor trends, A vocational lesting course will provide students with tho ingredients to understand tho meaning of various written test results. Students involved, for many reasons Laura Wasacse, of Saskal- j counsellor. His js to im- She attributes this lo a par- 1 elementary school children and Sponsored hy the Department j chewan, is on leave from the prove the (inality of courseHms. cnl alcoholism problem. Kvicl- j is also concerned alxmt growing of Indian Affairs, some 23 na- Indian attairs department live students from throughout Saskatchewan to lake the Lelh- the west svere registered in the i hridge Community College De- program last year. ciol counselling course. The LCC program has proven In her home province. Ihe al- so successful that short-tern (.-.-active Cree Indian was a key- summer courses hems! con- j punch operator instructor. sidereil for Quebec, Saskat- Her reason for taking [ha chewan and British Columbia, ct.urse to enter the educa- A district superintendent ot j tional field as a counsellor. vocational coansnllinR within i Here she hopes her newly-ac- the Indian affairs department in quired talents will telp some Victor said many schools intently the noisy parents slay up j cJrui; abuse. smaller mid more vemole areas j bte hours and keep children Although education isn't a have no counsellors in this field awake. Tlie next day the kids i save-all, he feels it's a long at all. j tired. "They neerl rest pvay uu the roiul towards inv ALCOHOL can they be expected to do piovemenL for Indians. Leslie Kematch. of Manitoba i in school if they're i About the drug problem, Law- hopes to become an alcohol ESvaina Jimmy John, of the says it has lo be caught counsellor in There Is presently a shortage of "Qualified" counsellors, Elaine Flelt, also of Mani- toba, a former Indian affairs Ontarto, was quoted as request- 330 students at Indian school i branch counsellor wants io the cc-iirse to prena'c In- dians as social NEED His comments coincided with j that of a leading Ontario edu- cator who said: "They (India nsl needed someone in a mediation role, and they needed someone fast.'' she is eyeing for a job. NO COUNSELLING Last summer Victor Harper, of Manitoba, worked on a sur-1 counsellor. cy reserve, also wants to fccccme a school counsellor. She wants lo help "individual students with their problems." MORE AT EASE Hubert Rematch, ot Mam- improve qualifications. toba who worked as an o-.cUriy Elaine's aspi-alions arc to be-j in Winnipeg for years ami school bcfo'e it spreads. OIIIKH SCHOOLS Lawrence Yellow Face from northwestern Albsrla wants lo become an elementary counsellor, T e school on h i s reserve, the reserve he wants to work ]mlian recently as an elvtrlcian's on- only goes up to Grade vey in that province that was studying Indian school drop- ABSENTEEISM Leveln Eagle Speaker, of the outs. At least 900 students were Blood reserve, wants to interviewed. i as an elementary school coun- The LCC course, he hopes, scllor. She's concerned with the j wants to work in re- i mote northern Manitoba areas. I "Indian students are more at easo with Indian counsellors." he predicts. His bag is INNOVATIVE TEACHING Anne Chubb, on elementary grader from Fleelwood- Bawden School, likes learning social studies this way. She is carying on a converse- lion with George Loxton, a regular at the G olden Mile Senior Ciiizens Centre near down- town Lethbridge. Anne was one of a grou p of about 90 Grade 3 sludents spenf Thursday afternoon ot the drop-in centre for senior cifizens. Groenen Pholo Despite their concern and do- will help him get a job on a re- j high rate o{ absenteeism amon dication, he said. non-Indian serve school as an education! Indian students. Second in a series ami quite a lot of students quit then Jtecauso they don't know there i.vc different schools. SPECIAL AIDS C3 Kirkncss, of Manitoba, tional counselling, to open the worked lor of numerous career choices them. DRUG ABUSE to i youth and education in his prov- ince !ast summer. A former photographer, he FOR LEASE SQUARE FEET TOP LOCATION FOR STORE OR OFFICES (MEDICAL OFFICES) Phone PAHULJE CONSTRUCTION 327-6747 U of L seeks trees s seeKing some WINDSHIELD WASHER ANTi-FREEZE Gal. Reg. 1.17------BOMBSHB.I SPECIAL VISION BATH TOWELS 1 Reg. 1.27.......... BOMBSHELL SPECIAL C PASCALS' mill HEATHER LB. PKG. MISSES' RIBBED ACRYLIC LAYERED LOOK TURTIEKK PULLOVERS WITH IMITATION CARDIGAN FRONT ,00 The University or Lc'hbrio'ge is seeking donations of trees from south Albert-ans who have excess or overgrown trees on their properly which they would like removed. Bob Shore, superintendent of buildings and grounds, said the U of L needs additional trees as part of the on-going process of landscaping and beautifying the campus. He said the university will provide the men and equip- ment to remove any unwanted trees from citizens' property and will fill in any holes or gouges left hy removal opera- tions. "We don't necessarily want to move the trees this fall. Next spring before trees are in leaf would be an ideal trans- planting he said. Mr. Shore said the university is in need of healthy well- shaped trees with a maximum height of 10 to 15 feet. The landscaping plans call mainly for native southern Al- berta trees and shrubs, includ- ing evergreens, slower-growing deciduous trees such as ash and elm, and native trees such as Russian olive and Saskatoon shrubs. People wishing more in formation may contact Mr Shore at 329-26M. I younger people while others op- j posed the idea. The opposition stated the hours young adults keep are different from those of the aged. Pensioners were critical of so- called major housing dovelop- the worth suddenly have a nice i mcnls for senior citizens al- pensioners told The Her-! they may contain self- contained suites. When government develops an area for 20 or so living units By RUDY HAUGENKDER Herald Slnff Writer A year ago the words "senior citizens" were "dirty words" i v.hen used at a governmental i level. But now it's election time am ring, ald. In fact, during the past year numerous good things linve happened for the aged, includ- ing a federal aid program call-! ed "New Horizons." In official government circles it's become the Opportunity for Youth pro- gram for the aged. PRESSURE This, pensioners say. came ihout v.hen the aged applied, iressure on the government to orm an old peoples' Opportun- Reg. B.94..... BOMBSHELL SPECIAL CRIMPOUNE DRESS LENGTHS 1 yd. x yds. Many blues, blacks, greens and to choose from. Reg. 5.66 BOMBSHELL SPECIAL ONE DAY ONLY WHILE QUANTITIES LAST OPEN SATURDAY 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M FOR YOUR ADDED HOPPING CONVENIENCE 7-ELEVEN OabCA V blV North Store Only 541 13th St. N. Now Onen Every Our Other Two 7-EIEVEN FOOD STORES 491 Moyor Mograth Driv 2004 Mayor Magralh Drive Will be open tho regulnr hours of 7 a.m. 11 p.m. EVERYDAY 19 Taber students in U of L course there's a hig ''hulabaloo" but it doesn't even scratch the over- all need, they complained. wan Is to show students, both white and Indian, how the dif- ferent groups live, fie plans to da this through extensive use of audio-visual aids. Ilobbema Indian Louis Three Fingers nurtures a triple-prong- ed reason for taking the course. I Louis wants Indian students to I complete full high school cours- i es to get some of them into universities, colleges and tech- nical schools, Louis also might get involved adult education counselling hut one of the major reasons is "thst Indians prefer Indian counsellors." Louis also attacked the grow- ing pvoblem of drug and alcohol abuse on reserves, particular- application from Tom's Pizza Iioiisc ans move to old AMA ''glue sniffing" among na- Governments tiieti aren't forc- ed to spend more money for five youngsters, more housing developments. CATCH EARLY RECREATION' Lawrence Ear Irom northern Some pensioners advo- j Alherta was a research- cates of more recreation cen- er before taking the course. He tres fhroughont the city and wants (o eventually work with others weren't. Those against i the idea felt the existing centre j could suffer and that the small! ones might eventually fade out. "Hence no centre be left." However, most agreed more recreation centres were need- ed. should include pcol tables, card tables, shuffle- hoards and other similar games. The centres should also be or- ganized to the point where out- ings could be arranged. NU HOLIDAYS Enrolment more money, the pensioners ilmost unanimously wanted 'better housing." Better housing was defined i decently-sized self-contained apartments. These should be a maximum of two storeys high and he complete vrith ramps for wheelchairs and hand jfrom the w- R- H'Sh school in Tsber have register- i cd in the continuing education class in modern 5cience hcld I I ve'' amps for rails for .he handicapped. Many also suggested a built- n recreation centre. But none wanted any form of regimentation. KENT HATE Rents for future senior citizen bousing developments should be set at a 30 per cent of total gov- ernment pension ceiling, they said. A common complaint heard is that old follia' home's and similar places, gobbled up too The course runs Oct. 4 to Nov. 15, and is an attempt to! provide understanding of the various science-oriented devel- opments and problems In to- day's society in common term- inology. The students1 biology instructor, Anne-Marie Butlis, said that she and the students felt the cours e was a wort h- while source of background in- formation and stimulating class- room discussion. She felt that it was an ideal way of giving the Grade 12 sin- much of the pension cheque. I dent an insight into what uni- Very little money was left for I versity is like, and a good way pensioners to purchase small items for personal use. Almosl all of those that lived only on government pensions could not afford to take annual holidays. "Not even lo Water- complained one man. "When I was working I would go there often." The Golden Milers arc cur- rently trying to get the Leth- briclge Library building when U is vacated. The library is large, can used by those in wheelchairs and otherwise handicapped, is centrally located and has easy bus access. "We our own bus be- cause (he city bus service is so one club member com- plained. Buses don't operate late enough and don't cover the routes frequently enough. increases The separate school district has shown an enrolment in- crease of 49 students from June 30, 3972 to Sept. 30, 1972. Figures presented to the board's regular meeting Wed- nesday night show the enrol- ment has increased from to A total ot 70 students trans- ferred into the separate schools this fall while 73 transferred out. House of Pizza to move into the old Alberta Motor Associa- tion building at 9th St. am! 3rd Ave. S, was approved by the Municipal Planning Commis- sion Wednesday. Proprietor Leii Burbank told the commission the square -f o ot buildin g will ao commodate about BO pizza eat- ers. The at Tom's present location expires next April, Mr. I Burbank said. The move to the new location will be made be- :ore that time. "We should be free lo eat, sleep, and do what we want whenever we want. Just like other people- raid one pensioner. HEGIMENTATIOX Commenting or homes for senior pensioner replied: "Itrs funny they inarch you to the bath However, not all pensioners feel thai way. One lady, who ctt a city Fcnior citizens' borne phoned The; Hcrafrl and she en- juyexi1' living there. i Pensioners are fiercely inde- pendent and deeply rescTi' being i treated "like zoological freaks." i QUESTIONS The executives of the finldcn Mile Senior OjriLre near UK: city's f'owntnv.n core I complained the> spent most of j the summer filling out inscs- j tionnaircs for of groups. Many of the questions wore "downright stupid and couldn't possibly bave of tiny use." Those included such rtuestions as to what religion do they be- long :md olhers ''which hordorrxl on nident'ss." Thf: senior is more explored than wflfare peoples'." The amount of income people have: "is personal some felt. iior.sixc; better h n u ,s i many felt future dcveiopim.'nts I should be "integrated" with of getting pcoplfi interested in continuing education at SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YOUR RX STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 3T4 3rd Street S. Phone 327-3024 early age. The students formed a car pooi to travel to the city for the classes. Mrs. Bullis said other Taber teachers are interested in the co success ai thc citizens ttie arc considering having their students attend similar U of L classes in the future if the ap- propriate courses are offered. ANTIQUES AND BYGONES VIEWING TONIGHT 7-10 p.m. SALE Sat., Oct. 14 a.m. AUCTION BARN 2610 2 Ave. N. Phone 327-1222 IETHBR1DGE SCHOOL DSSTRSCT NO. 51 EDUCATIONAL GOALS PROJECT CALL FOF The lethbridge Public School Board is trying lo c'erermine ihe direction that this system should lake in future. To make these plans ihe hoard needs the riolp of tclhbric'gc residents who arc of the public school syslcm. Qucslionnaires have already been dis- tributed to many individuals. If you have received one would you plecjse complcly ir and return il by October 16th in tho leif addressed envelops. Two other activities ore planned in ihe future to obtain feedback from th3 public. These are ihe submission of briefs concerning cducotoneil goals and fho holding of regional meetings. The Public School Beard invites in- Isretted individuals cr groups in the communily (o submit hrJsfs concerning Ihe goals cf the public school syslem in Let Kb rid go. Submission should be lypewritten