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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - November 19, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press thursday november 19, 1970 17 Saskatchewan has native department by Dennis Bell Regina up Saskatchewan the Only province in Canada with a full fledged in Dian and Metis department is trying to kill off a Mammoth native poverty problem with a governmental pea shooter. The Saskatchewan Experiment six years old is the by. A provincial administration to move directly into the Field of native development. It has been seriously inhibited by fiscal requirements elsewhere in Saskatchewan s troubled econ omy. As a result the department has made no appreciable Dent in problems involving Saskatchewan s registered indians and Metis despite the Best intentions of Premier Koss Thatcher s Liberal government. The indians Are a purely Federal responsibility but the Metis come under provincial jurisdiction along with Indi ans who have left the reserves and moved into the cities. Last year the Federal Indian affairs department pumped million in welfare cheques alone into Saskatchewan re serves a Quarter of the total amount Ottawa spent on Wel fare for Canada s registered indians. The Tab the provincial Wel fare department picked up for toe Metis and off Reserve Indi ans is at least As Large and getting bigger All the time though exact figures Are not available. In Northern Saskatchewan one of the worst poverty pock ets in the country persons of Indian or mixed ancestry make up four fifths of the population of scattered across 100 isolated communities. They Are mainly jobless or at Best seasonally employed in logging Hunting and fishing. Northern Saskatchewan has one of the highest birth rates in the the National its aver age growth rate is three times that of the rest of the country. The area also has an infant mortality rate triple the National average. Deputy minister James sin Clair said the total budget for Saskatchewan s Indian and Metis department is Mil lion for the current fiscal year. Other provincial depart ments will Chip in an additional million for Indian and Metis development above and beyond welfare and educational costs the department Only started operations in 1964 and we freely admit that we Haven t made a major Impact on native problems said or. Sinclair. It s going to take a Long Long to Date his department has confined itself largely to Mak ing Grants to native organizations and financing a smattering of agricultural and Industrial Pilot projects. The essential difference be tween Federal and provincial spending in this province is that Ottawa has the financial capacity to Combine welfare cheques with an attack on re serve poverty. The province does not. This Means that prospects for registered indians while sharply limited in the foresee Able future Are far better than for Metis unless the fed eral government comes to their Aid As Well. Printers protest Waynesburg a. A the student at Waynesburg a Small pre ministerial presbyterian school has to find a new print ing company. The firm that has printed the yellow jacket for the ast three years has refused further business saying Many of the newspaper s stories Are of Metis leaders Are already raising a Hue and cry for fed eral Aid that would bypass the province completely. If Ottawa takes the plunge this could raise some Sticky prob lems in Federal provincial re lations. We re going to Ottawa this year for the first time asking for direct Federal said Harold Lajimodiere 47-year old manager of the Metis society of Saskatchewan. We feel that the province does t have the resources to help us solve our or. Lajimodiere said the limited amounts Ottawa now Aims at Metis in this province come through provincial hands and often get Side tracked into things that have nothing to do with premiered Schreyer s nip government in Manitoba appears to have the Best relations with the indians of any province. It launched its own Community development pro Gram for its treaty Indi ans and Metis. Our relations with the province Are extremely Good in regards to n legislation and services directed towards in Dian said Isaac Beaulieu executive director of the Manitoba Indian brotherhood. Alberta registers a close second to Manitoba though its million 1970 budget for indians and Metis is smaller than Saskatchewan s. The secret of Harry Strom s social credit government seems to be the wide degree of fiscal responsibility it gives the highly organized Indian association of Alberta and Metis society of Alberta. Instead of initiating pro Grams on their behalf the government asks the natives through its human resources authority what ideas they have in mind then sits Down and works out details and a budget with them. It s More an attitude of mind than an amount of said authority director j. E. Oberholtzer whose organization offers its two native associations far More Fin Ancial backing than Saskatchewan does its Indian and Metis groups. Nationally the provinces appear to. Be becoming far More aware of their responsibilities to the aboriginal popu though efforts to Date have been generally of a Low priority nature. In the years ahead the provincial governments can expect More Militancy from natives than in past scially from the Metis of West Ern Canada who now Are trying to build a Strong National organization. We Are the forgotten Indi ans the children of Louis said Angus Spence president of the Manitoba Metis federation. We have All the disadvantages of treaty indians but none of the advantages. We cannot wait much longer. We will become Mili Tant if liked by tourists the greek Island of Corfu has Long been popular As a place for tourists. Abundant olives there Are More than four million Olive Trees on the greek Island of Corfu. Tonight at River Heights school Brucejr. High a set Windsor Park Coll. 351 Harold Avenue w. Just fill in Coupon take to instructor i i i please enrol me for the defensive driving course at school starting Date miss _ total fee per person q Cash enclosed mpg. Classes to . Please go a Little Early first night q Cheque enclosed postdate if you wish payable to greater Winnipeg safety Council i i i Wiwi Usu Cir Wusi Bill h normally you 99 on night Lor four inks. H you Mitt i u phone us Tor options on when Ana Whin you pm pick it up dirty Dingus Magee is the name of the movie billed As a Lusty comedy of the old West which opens Friday at the Capitol the Safe. 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