Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
JO UIE ItTHBRIOGE HERAID Tuesday, Soprcmber 12, 1972 Becoming more social-conscious, U of L report says Indians are ill-equipped to escape reserve poverty cycle' By RUDY HAUGENEDER HcraM Stnlf Writer Second ot four Reserve Indians are poor compared with the average Ca- nadian, a University ot Leth- bridgc study says. However, reserves are not apathetic to their social and ec- onomic conditions, the JOO- page first-phase of a continu- ing study by the U o[ L econo- mics department continues. Indians are seeking ways out of their poverty but "lack the ways and means to find an outlet for better or alternative opportunities." For the Indians on the Blood and Peigan Reserves in southern Alberta Is "a consid-1 erabtc gap between what was jossible and what has been achieved." Indian participation in devel- opment schemes has not been 'stimulated effectively." "A healthy and long lasting development can only be assur- ed by discovering the natives' felt needs and helping to rea- lize it says. Technical tools and economic strength for initial take-off, must be provided so that "self and mutual interests of natives are awakened to replace the wel- fare system which has crcatec poverty by dependence." And not until such illusionary ilimuli is stopped could na- ives' participation in their de- 'clopment be encouraged." About 22 per cent of the Bloods and nine per cent of .he Peigans have not noticed any "substantial" improve- ments Ui their situation for the past 10 years. About a quarter of the Bloods interviewed and about three per cent of the Peigans have witnessed some improvements in job prospects. Because the economic prog- ress on both reserves is differ- ent, two dilferut types of atti- tudes have emerged. Indians on the Blood reserve are better prepared to alter heir way of life and identified vith non-reserve social and eco- nomic techniques than their 'eigan counterparts. But, there is a "growing ten- sion" between the expectations of native people and what they actually get. Whila certain Indian groups are more receptive to change, others, who are ill-equipped ed ucationally and lack economic resources, are more skeptical of their past performances. "For a realistic and meaning- ful development the study adds, "it seems more fea- sible at UK onset to introduce some partially supported self help schemes through pilot pro- ects stressing on the more sim- ile but needed projects rather ban the spectacular ones." Many of the Indians inter- viewed for the study noted some .mprovements in the areas of housing, education and self jjovernment but were frustrat- ed by the slow overall develop- ment. Those Indians who were most critical of past experiences ex- pressed more optimism with re- gard to their future prospects. Translated the study in ef- fect said: Those who were cri- tical felt so down that they hac no place to look but up 7! per cent of the Peigans and 59 per cent of the Bloods. Less than 20 per cent of the Bloods and about II per cent of the Peigans felt the future would be worse for them. The report notes these Indians were searching for an alternate out- et rather than the current leth- argic and indifferent state of reserve Ufe as they see it at present. They were also aware that they would have to migrate to towns to get jobs. Young Indians were more dis- about their future than other age Indians currently illusioned prospects groups. Too few have the tools necessary or ini- tiative for self-help or even be- lieve it is up to them to change heir destiny, the report con- inues. This Is due to their low in- come status and lack of choices open to them. The report says some Indians "typically arc not accustomed to expsct, even as- pire to any change in their soc- al and economic positions." Indians, to a large extent, are concerned only with day-to- day existence. OUTSIDE HELP Reserve Ufe, as it is at pres- ent, offers very little for "con- structive dissatisfaction" or abi- lity to imagine "that the reality could be different after some years; "It is necessary to devise ways and means to provide outside help, technical support and guidance for particular orms of community involve- ment and self-help he study indicates. The Indian affairs department should "locate decision makers or opinion leaders in whom na- tives" have confidence and with him they feel secure and en- thusiastic." Indians would "more likely support a community sponsored program wiu'ch originates In their communities through rather than without the tacit understanding, support and interest of natives." ers they trust, tlirough outside Sept. 23, 24 open house at U of L September 23 and 24 will be "Open House" at the Univer- sity ot Lcthbridge, to give the public a chance to visit the campus and view the facilities at their leisure. Students will serve as guides from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in both the academic residence and the physical ed- ucation-fine arts complex. The students will be situated at "guide posts" located in both buildings and will conduct vis- itors to those areas of the uni- versity they are most interest- ed in seeing. In addition to the lours, var- ious departments of the univer- sity are organizing their own displays and focus areas, to give the public a glimpse of the study matter and methods in- volved. The university cafeteria, with a fine view of the Oldman Riv- er, will be open to the public on thft weekend and wilt ho serving snacks and refresh ments. Special buses mil provide transportation to the university New accounting system satisfies city boards Zenith makes four quality hearing aitfs priced from Come in for a free hearing test and let us show you the wide range of Zenilh mod els and styles. There's a Zenith hearing aid to iiatch any loss a hearing aid can help. If you aren't satisfied with your purchase, bring It back within 10 days and we'll give you your money back. Remember, Zenith hearing aids have suggested retail prices significantly below those of most foreign Imported Tho quality goes in before the name poes on LETTER'S MUSSC LTD. Paramount Theatre Bldg. rri. 328-4080 IMPROVEMENTS ON 13TH ST. N. Work to widen 13th St. N. resumed last week and is scheduled for completion in 10 days. A 12-foo> sidewalk on the west side of the street between 5th and 8th Ave. N. has been torn up ond will be replaced with a six-foot sidewalk. Power poles will be moved back allowing for one more traffic lane. The new accounting system for school districts being intro- duced by the provincial govern- ment has already been in oper- ation in the Lethbridge public school system "for some time we are quite happy with says Dr. 0. P. Larson, pub- lic school superintendent. Dr. Larson said Lethbridge public was one of 10 school dis- tricts selected to try the system on a pilot basis 18 months ago but the district had been using a similar system for a number of years prior to the test. The new system categorizes educational spending so of- IVDP plans strategy meeting Hal Hoffman, New Democrat- ic Party candidate for Leth- bridge, and Gloria McGowan, in Crowfoot, Prairie NDP Who can vote? Any citizen 18 and over NDP candidate will join other candidates for the Oct. 30 fed- eral election in Saskatoon Wed- nesday for a one-day strategy session with national NDP lead- er David Lewis. Mr. Hoffman, an instructor at Lcthbridge Community College, said he has been allowed a leave of absence from tho col- lege with pay to campaign for the Oct. 30 election. Who can vote? According to the Canada El- s ections Act every Canadian cit- izen 18 years or over normally residing hi Canada this week can vote In addition, British subjects, not Canadian citizens, who have lived in Canada since June 25, 1967 and were at least 20 years old on that date can also vote. Those who may not cast bal- lots include returning officers, A form obtained from the re- turning officer must be filed by Oct. 27 giving the name of the absent voter and the person who will cast his or her ballot. Voters are being enumerated this week. A preliminary voters icials can find out immediately how much a certain program is costing and then can decide vhether the taxpayer is getting ull valuv. for the money being spent. "We are quite happy with it M cause it does tend to provide us with more readily-available detailed information on our spending in different categor- said Dr. Larson. Education Minister Lou Hyndman said, under the new system, districts would be re- quired to show high school teaching salaries as separate from junior, high and element- ary rather than lump them to- gether as is now done. COMPULSORY "Boards could then separate the teaching cost of just their high school science program and finally get down to costing just physics or said the minister. School boards will be encour aged to adopt the new budget ing scheme during tho 1973 ca! endar year but on Jan. 1, 1874 the program will become com pulsory for all school jurisdic lions in the province. Dr. Larson said the value ot having the system on a prov- nce-wide basis Is that it al- lows comparisons between dis- tricts. anger in such a system, how- ver. He explained that some oards may just look at the ost when determining wheth- r a program should be offered vith "considering the intangi- ble results varrant an which sometimes expensive pro- Restricted licence is unique the Lelhbridge man received most unique restricted At Your Service HOME IMPROVEMENT DEPARTMENT Whatever your building requirements may be Extra Bathroom Rumpus Room Miscellaneous Remodelling We will be pleased to quote You on the material you require or on the COMPLETE JOB INCLUDING Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical, Heating, etc. ADVANCE LUMBER CO., LTD. Traffic liglils now working Signals, at the intersection of Mayor Magrath Drive and Scenic Drive will remain on a flasliing sequence until cross- walks and stop lines have been painted on the roadway. Painting will be done as soon as the weather clears, an engi- neering departement spokesman said. When the paint is down, the traffic signals will be put on a red-green-amber sequence. Signals for 9th St. and 6th Ave. S. have been ordered, but arrival date has been deter- mined. The lights are expected be installed before Ihe end the year. JEFFREY CAIMAN Young pianist on concert tour Jeffrey Caiman, an 18-year- old Lcthbridge pianist, will glvo a concert Friday at p.m. in the Yates Memorial Centre. The concert Is part ot an eight-recital tour of Western Canada he will make as the winner of the Young Artist Interproraicdal Competition, 2nd Ave. and I3th St. S. Phone 328-3301 "Your Pioneer Lumber Dealer Since 1925" Annual meeting planned The Lethbridge Association for the Mentally Retarded wll hold its forth annual dinner meeting at Sven Ericksen's Family Restaurant Wednesday at 7 p.m. The executive and board o directors for 1972-73 will be in stalled. Ben Brooks, co-ordlnator o athletics at the Lethbridg Community College, will be guest speaker. onsored by the Registered usic Teachers' Association. Mr. Caiman has received six Iver medals from the West rn Beard of Music and on rom the Royal Conservatory of iusic in the last nine years. He studied last summer a ic Banff Centre School of Fine Arts under a scholarship. Mr. Caiman won the Youn Artists Division at the Spokan Vash. festival In July, wher e also won the opportunity >laytag with the Spokane Sym >hony Orchestra. The Young Artists series tour s sponsored by the Canadian of Music Teachers. Mr. Caiman Is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hy Caiman of 1919 17th Ave. S. Tickets for the Lethbridge concert aro available at Leist- er's Music Ltd. 'Anytime we want to know how we compare to other dis- tricts, we can find out whether our costs are higher or lower than other he said. FULL VALUE Dr. Larson said if the pro- gram is to deliver its full value, another stage should bo added. "There should be a system of evaluation where objectives are drawn up and then we should conduct evaluations to see II our objectives are being mol and in an fconomic he said. Bob Klmmitt, superintendent f the Lethbridge separate chool district, said his district las also been using tho nev ystem. "We started it about two years ago and have found tha t gives us a better overall pic ure of he said. "This type of budgeting give wards and administratio: more- background to make de- cisions about whether program should be offered or dropped." Mr. Kimmitt said there is 'cetry reading driver's licence issued to date in the local provincial judge's court aflcr lie pleaded guilty lo a charge of impaired driv- ing. Terry Thompson, 22, of M4 13th St. S., was issued a driv- er's licence by Judge L. W. Hudson which allows him to op- crate vehicles owned and mark- _ by his employer at any me, but totally prohibits him om driving a private motor ehiclc. Judge Hudson ordered the n u s u a 1 licence restriction made after Thompson told tho ourt he was a shift-work truck driver and would lose his job he were prohibited from riving. Thompson was also fined laced on three month's proba- on and ordered to attend an mpaired driver's course. A standard restricted driver's icence prohibits a person con- ictcd of impaired driving from living Us car, except during lis actual work hours, so he may go to and return from vork. I 100 Copies plui tax 1269 Tn.frd Ave. S [elftfcridga Les Forczek, Vancouver poc nd artisl, will conduct a poet ry reading in Room EC90 at th University of Lethbridge Wed esday from 12 to 1 p.m. The reading is open to the mblic as well as members of he university community. Mr. Forczek is a former U of L student he studied art and English in the department of colloquim studies in 1970. Can you help your family through prayer? Come lo this Christian Science Lecture "ARE YOU LIVING IN THE by JOSEPHINE H. CARVER, C.S.B. of Boston, Massachusetts AlAN WATSON SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 6lh Avenue ond Mayor Magralh Drive, lethbriage Friday, September 15 p.m. MANY SPORES There arc so many spores on a stogie mushroom that it would lake a person 20 years or more to count them one by one. LETHBRIDGE KIWANIS CLUBS' ANNUAL APPLE CAMPAIGN Starts Wed., Sept. 6th box Buy a box of these tantalizing, mouth- watering femcy Mclntosh apples when a Kiwanis member calls at your home and help !o further the many worthwhile projects sponsored by Kiwanis Clubs. SOME OF THESE INCLUDE: Klwanli Music feillval, Clrl Guide Camp ol Fort Macleod, Young Peoples Gun Club, Scholarships, 4-H Club Award Wlnneri, Tourilt Hull, many other. IN PIACE OF APPLE ORDERS A DONATION WOULD ALSO BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.