Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Poverty plagues reserve Concluded from Page 3 Welfare workers employed by Indian, bands dan apply to the provincial department of health and social development for apprehension powers, but Mr Fox says Indian workers are reluctant to do this In addition there are some junsdictional problems because child welfare is a provincial responsibility, while Indian affairs are the respon- sibility of the federal government To get around these problems, the Blood band bypasses family court and places neglected children in temporary foster homes The Blood social services office now handles about 45 "non-ward children, and Ms Desjardins says this number remains fairly constant throughout the year At one time, most Indian children were placed in white foster homes but two years ago, social ser- vices started to convince Indian families to take In- dian foster children Mr Fox said the department would rather see the children placed in homes near the reserve, preferably with Indian parents, or white parents that understand Indian culture At the present time 16 'non-wards are in In- dun homes while 14 have been placed in white homes Ms Desjardins said the department doesn t tare whether the parents are Indian or white, as long as white foster parents at least try to under- stand Blackfoot culture. The attempt to get Indian people to act as tem- porary guardians has not been very successful, and Mr Fox said there are some children needing foster care who have not been placed because of a shor- tage ol suitable homes Indians he said, don t want to take Indian foster children because they are afraid they won't be good foster parents Olive White Quills, social services ad- ministrator, said this problem can probably be solv- ed if eligible foster parents are fully informed of their responsibilities, and realize a welfare counsellor will work with them, and the foster child Tuesday, October 30, 1973-THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD-7 Smelly Rusty.Hard Water f W 1.1 ivs rescue Culligan water conditioners can clear up your water problems fast. Call us for a free water analysis and installation esti- mate. Ask your neighbors about the won- derful benefits of filtered soft water Call 327-78 67 and say CULLIGAN WATER CONDITIONING LETHBRIDGE LTD. 120 North Mayor Magrath Orivo Lithbridge Olive While Quills administrator A mold Fox case worker Leone consultant JOE'S MOBILE HOMES LTD MOBILE HOME CONTINUES... Featuring... UNBEATABLE SAVINGS! We defy anyone to match our values now being offered We're clearing all 1973 to make way for the 74's. IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! NO WAITING! WE'RE Representing 4 Leading Manufacturers Knight-Schmidt Industries Neonex Gendall Moduline In Southon Alton We offer you the Largest Selection of Double Wide and Single Wide In Southern Alberta OVER Worth of in Stock and Available for Immediate Delivery! 4 1. Quality. All units carry CSA approval 2. Long term financing 3. Credit Plans Available! FALLSPECIALI It 3 Bedroom Double Wide UNIT Features Bath and a half Fully furnished Carpeting Compare price and features No one can beat this for value at only Reasons why you should deal at Joe's: 4. We guarantee service and satisfaction after purchase! J14.90Q, Many other Double Wide Units to choose from at Fall Sale Special Prices! Try and match this 14'x68'Single Wide Units Features 3 bedrooms Top quality furniture throughout Carpeting Fall Special! bMt buy in Southern Altertal know no can beat pricel 24 x 52 foot Double Wide UNITS Features 2 full-size bathrooms 3 bedrooms Carpeting Furnished with highest quality furniture throughout ONLY Limited number of unite MH. Mew Shipment Just Arrived! REMEMBER YOU ALWAYS BUY FOR LESS AT JOE'S MOBILE HOMES LTD. WHERE OLD EXPERIENCE PAYS OFF FOR YOUI JOE'S MOBILE HOMES LTD. Located at 1st Ava. and 32nd St. S. on Highway 3 Eaat to Tabar Phona 328-0166 or 328-0181 Days Attar Hours Phone 345-4730 or 327-2416 OPEN 8 A.M. TO 0 P.M. DAILY SATURDAY 8 A.M. TO 6 P.M. SUNDAY 1 P.M. TO 5 P.M.