Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 30, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
dO 'HE UIHIJRIDOE IIERAIO Wctlncicloy, Soplcmbnr 30, 19X0 Dimmed As Rudiail, Praised Ax 'New Mvs.riuli Cardinal's Ideas On Native Rights Find Fertile Soil -J S tSX KUMONTOX ll'l'l Cardinal's ideas on lltn in three lieclie slefk jetliner Ml) le.'Jt wailed lour monlhs vocal Indian organization I h e Northwest book lo arrive by Canada, the man with studying a t altered copv of Harold Cardinal's this is the third lime 1 have read it." .said one of 1 a s s i1 s and buckskin jacket The Unjust "Mr. Cardinal fifihl thai seullled The I'Nkmios were words all llial I Affairs Minister j'oiili' In a cc.nl ere no..' at thinking but unable Chretien's controversial permine. X.W.T.. on Hie Hi1 u riles. Ihe wav paper native population lie Ocean ;o discuys people issued thorny quest ion of itiiin who generales a book thai, rights. Though il the first lime either of them had Mown in a jet, Ihev were decplv of response is the ehiib-by-elu'eked pre.sidenl of I lie Indian Associalicn of copies already sold, is required reading for anyone, while or red. who wants lo mersed in Liie of .Mr. Cardinal, a free Indian from Algeria's represents 27.000 Lrealy IIH a ns in his province. KorcilT the viewpcinl of many of Canada's treaty liuM-i '.'reck has been damned as Thev shared Hit- bonk, underlining words fingers and translating phrases into Kskimu from Knglish for each oilier. radical and praised as a new nu'x.sKih by bolh whites and Indians. Mr. Cardinal dislikes both and insisl.s he's Emerged as inc most articulate spokesman for Indian grievances in WesLern Canada i and one of (lie harshest critics of the Indian affairs in the lundra. minister. speaks in deliberate phrases smiles. He IF outwardly serious about his work, his people I heir LISTS "The Un-illsl U V f aLlempL to pro- w v'-' some background t Canadian pco P'C' "ia'' nasn''- (o them in the past." he said. ''1 feH iL was important, a catalogue of Indian griev- ances be placed before Hie public so that if one day these frustrations reach a point wliere Indian militants are I browing bombs into white houses, the whiles won't he to say 'I didn't know about He onccded there is some validity in criticisms of the beck tor its negative emphasis ami lac' of solutions, and said he hopes to start work on an- other one shortly. ''I want to write about our movement, Someone has to try and explain it in terms Hi: while people will ur ur- s Land. In essence the next book will describe a positive process that i.s taking place ratlie llian just cataloguing our grievances.7' Born in High Prairie. Alia., Mr. Cardinal was raised on the Sucker Creek reserve and got his early schooling in the traditional Indian residential school. went on to high school in Edmonton, then took two years of sociology at St. College in CUawa. HEADED INDIAN BODY Involved in native organiza- tions since the ?.ge of N, Mr. Cardinal was elected presi- j dent of Canadian Indian i Youth Council and returned lo Kdmonlon in May, HIM. fo la lie what, he thought would be a .summer job with the newly-Funned Alhcrla Native Communication.-, Society. Thai drew him into (he imi'.'hruuming Alberta Indian rights movement. A monlh er h.? arrived. Mr. Cardinal himrrir elected presi- dent of (lie Alberta Indian As- sociation, with ils accompany- ing membership on the hoard of the NaLicn.il Indian Hrclb- drhood of which he now is a major force. After hectic months of gut- ting Hie association on its fin- ancial H great deal of government Car- dinal led the Alberta Indians on their lirsl sally against Ot- tawa. On June 19B9. Mr. Chre- tien issued his long-awaited policy statement, which advo- cated abolition cf his depart- ment within live years, re- pealing the Indian Act and surrender of jurisdiction over Indians to (he provinces. M r. Cardinal marshalled Western Canadian Indians for an all-out attack on the while paper. Lermining it a blue- print Icr cultural genocide. "When the while paper was announced I just got good and mad and wrote the book The book didn't .stop aL the hile papei'. IL bhusicd the fcdoi-al government, al all lev- els, provincial education sys- tems, the churches, welfare nnd even Ihc Company of Young Canadians. The Unjust Ecciery, which went lo press in late in a glare of publicity, exploded like a lirecracker in tlv; mid- dle cf the Liberal govern- mc'iiL's carefully n u r L u r e d "Just Society" imagery. Leaders of the British Col- umbia. Saskatchewan. Mani- toba, Yukon and Northwest Territories Indinn organiza- tions lined i'p solidly behind Mr. Cardinal as did Waller Dieter of Hcgina. president of the National Indian Brother- hood. In early Jims Ihe leaders trooped lo Ottawa for another round of meetings with Mr. Chretien and Prime Minister Trudeau. They carried willi them the "fied Paper." drawn up by Ihc Alberta chiefs and Mr. Cardinal as an Indian re- sponse to the white paper. The Red Paper spelled out in 100 carefully worded pages Indian demands for full gov- ernment recognition of treaty righls as a prerequisite Lo any settlement of Indian griev- ances. It also included an imp'x-s- sive blueprint for co-ordinated government-native programs Lo attack reserve poverty, un- employment, education prob- lems and economic develop- ment. In replying to the Indian leaders Mr. Trudeau conceded that the white paper "may be naive, may be short-sighted or misguided." and promised lhal Ottawa woivt try to ram anything down Ihe Indians' tbroals. ''I think HMJ Indian people have scored a moral victory if not a tactical said Mr- Cardinal. "But despite what we interpreted as the deatb blow administered by the prime minister, the depart- ment of Indian affairs is still implementing the policies out- lined in the white paper. "They're bringing it in through the back door every way [hey can think of." Mr. Cardinal concedes that Ollawa "appears to be taking our Red Paper seriously" and that the months ahead shouJd see establishment of "some sori of a consultative body mutually acceptable to the government and the various Indian organizations" that would start work on a binding solution. CLEANED UP OR NOT? Mrs. Fran Scliuler of Lethbridge wonders if ihis is what is called "all cleaned up" in Cyprus Hills Provincial Park, soulheasl of Medicine Hal- Con- Iroversy stirred earlier ihis year when il was discovered lhat Canada Monlano Gas had been granted drilling righls on a large parcel of land in Cypress Hills Provincial Park by ihe deparimenl of mines and minerals. Finally ihe company abandoned the well afler going down only 700 feel, II was reporled shortly ofler ihol ihe area was com- plelely cleaned up- Top pholo, taken Aug. 1 4, shows oil drums and oilier debris still slrewn about, along with unlevelled earth banks. Boitoni photo shows abandoned pipe stems near ihe sile. Farmers Find Decisions Hardest Part Of Work A NEW WAY OF UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF l''nnil i- in' rlrlM-r'.- whill M.U llii. .Mill lll'ln. i- II' ;n I I I ,.n ,n .HIT U'lii-n liiki- ,-.in KI'.RVII.LK. Alia. The Taitiiiy has I.TBn llic decisions llial mute in a cliversilieci opcralion. I'aniiinf! louph these (hivs. in Ihc llave nianapwl to U'cnlhcr Lurlv Ihc current of Ilai'i-y liamsay, owner of Ihc (n.klcn Hour slock farm Tiu, uho near llii.s ci'iiival Alherlii com- Kni-lieri-illc place in iiiuiiily -ju miles cl practise an eiphl-ycar crop Deer. willi c.vrcal.s and forage ".Sonic "ill (ell cruij.s. lannlim is hard yd [hey Vr' luic t.ine lu spend al Ihe anc lion mart or ho cnvhng rink ,n Kun Mr. Ramsay coin- Aherdcen Angus. try lo niiij-kcl ht'Hveon mid cnlMo pfjch year." Mr. Hjimsay said. ''A.s up go iry In build ihp number of by ;ihoul hc.'Kl each V'ili" liii! 100 iniic-h tlic.-c days Micro's nni nuii-li iiHJiuiy in icrtlinp." Hiiiii.savs al-o feed nbcn: .'-lit Imps fnch year. "li Ihc flulch'fii who I narnod lin-- av.arrf." .said br-pn aciivr in Iho We wont run out on yon when it's forty below. It doesn't make sense to put anti-freeze into your radiator il a tiny unnoticed leak in your cooling system lels-it all run out. That may not be loo serious back East, where real winters just don't happen. But it can be disastrous out here, so we've devel- oped a new "Prestone" Anti-Freezs formula thai will protect your car under the severest conditions. And il out on you at sub-zero lemperaiures. First, "Prestone" Anti-Freeze can actually protect your car down to below zero. Secondly, il n minor leak develops in your cooling system, the new "Preslone" anli-leak formula will seal it completely, in seconds. And finally, even il your car is old, don'I worry aboul additional rust and cor- rosion building up in your cooling system because il simply can't happen. In fact, Ihe new "Preslone" anti-leak, anli-rusl, anti- corrosion formula is so effective, put the Union Carbide guarantee right on the can. Tins winter, ask for real "Preslone" Anti-Leak Anii-Freeze; inslead of some imi- talion. Or get a can and pul it in yourself. We won't run out on you when il's foriy below. Hole-up for the winter with new anti freeze.