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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 29, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Statue of native woman suggested for Forks by Gloria Taylor a Metis Boniface resident wants a statue erected at the Forks representing the Unsung native woman of the in a woman who recognizes the dues that Are says substitute school Tea Cher Marcel who has enlisted the support of Many local groups and individuals in her historical there Are lots of tributes to the but the Indian where is she she is the unknown woman of the Lemaire and Mother of the a com Mittee formed to lobby for the Are hoping that a written which was submitted to the Forks renewal corporation in the Early Days of its will yield but a spokesman for the Forks said the proposal will Only be one among Many to be considered by the corporations native advisory first to be discussed will be a native cultural until the native committee determines How they want their presence developed at the its premature to discuss any Monument said Marilyn its inappropriate to look at any project in Isola Lemaire said her committee envisions a statue of an Indian woman holding a Metis with an explanatory sign written in French and an Indian its not any particular Indian woman who would be but All Indian women who helped to Settle the she Lemaire says she Only recently managed to Trace her own roots Back to an illegitimate daughter of Jeanbaptiste Lagimodiere and an Indian woman but she began the project purely As a result of her interest in a committee first met in 1987 to solicit support for the project but Doest meet now since the proposal was submitted to the said adding that it received the support of about 30 groups and i Dividu see Many Page 4 free press april you cant get a better satellite Deal i Complete satellite system j i i include pitau ii1 flip flu ill world wide satellite inc 1058 Portage 7838828 Call us before you buy seeing glasnost in action soviet Leader say Dakota students by Gloria Taylor soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev is a Leader More readily accepted in the West than among some of his own say some Dakota collegiate students who recently toured the soviet although the students say they enjoyed the the food and the culture of the old and new that make up today massive country in one of the big surprises of the trip was the russians attitude toward their High profile Gorbachev is More readily accepted in the West As an esteemed Leader than among the people they talked with in say three of the students and a teacher who accompanied the 15day Spring break they liked perestroika and glasnost economic restructuring and the philosophy of openness but they differed in their thoughts about says Grade 11 student Jeff explaining the ideas Are popular but some citizens Are wary of the newfound there afraid of the sudden changes Arent accepted Grade 12 student Rasheed Hosein i met one Guy who said he likes the old he said at least under the old system he was guaranteed some some fear even More poverty under an unknown but most of the younger people were he while some of the comments came from guides and others closely associated with the organized the students say they got an Opportunity to talk freely with some University their teacher and Jim agrees with the students assessment after talking with about 10 adults during the they viewed their Leader with saying life now is harder than it was three years some see him As a very Clever and manipulating with lineups longer than Ever to obtain even the basics of Partridge speculated that some of the people have become disenchanted with a system which has promised Radical changes but has failed to the students and Partridge say there were constant reminders everywhere that a thriving Black Market still exists in this country of even inside the Walls of Jeff Serena Rebello and Rasheed of Dakota saw the largest department store in the world when they visited the soviet Union recently and were surprised at How Little soviet workers the Kremlin people approached says military watches and Ballet tickets were often on Sale in return for hard currency which Partridge says could buy Many but they would also Trade for Blue among the Bubble gum was a valued along with various types of Lapel by no Means were the final impressions negative Serena Rebello recalls stopping at the magnificent historical Sites in Kiev and the students visited the revered Lith Century Kiev viewing the natural mummies by the Light of waxed candles red Square Saint Isaacs Cathedral in Leningrad and the housing More than three million works of they visited the 18th Century Andrews Church in toured Leningrad formerly the Beautiful City of and glimpsed some of the famous Faberge jewelled metallic there was also a Stop at the worlds largest department store in the students also Learned that even if they travelled across the Globe they could find somebody who knows who the Winnipeg jets they also knew the Blue recalls what of the food there was plenty to say the but added that they missed items such As fruit and Dairy

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