Wotanin Wowapi (Poplar, Mont.) 1975-2007, February 27, 1975, Image 7

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Wotaninwowapi Page 7 Feb. 27, 1975 10TWARD AHO FOR 3ICENTENNIAL WAGON TRAINS ht July 1, 1975, 15 lead wagons and 50 ttate wagons, which form the Bicentenni- il Wagon Train Pilgrimage, will depart from five west coast points, a journey that will terminate July 4, 1976, at Talley Forge Park in Pennsylvania, where they will encamp for two months in \a iramatic display of democracy,\ accord- in o the BWTP brochure. Each wagon di oe operated by a wagon master and It wo assistants, a public relations pro- fessional, an activities director and a staff of six, and will follow one of the following routes: the Oregon and Cali- fornia Trails, Gill, Mormon, Santa Fe, Old Spanish, Natchez Trace, Wilderness, 'Old Post and Lancaster Pike. \Indians have the same invitation as anyone else to join us,\ said Robert Gruver, BWTP Project Director, \We would like them to encamp with us and to ride as a color guard to demonstrate the heritage of this great country.\ Gruver would not disclose the funding sources for the $3 - i million project saying only that BWTP is \seeking private and industrial funds -- we are not, at this time, seeking feder- al funds.\ Ralston -Purina is reported to be a large BWTP funding source, as is the Bicentennial Commission of the Com- monwealth cf Pennsylvania. The EWTP bro- chure explained the eastward move in this way: \The chronicle of the wagon train is the story of infant America.... The wagons followed primitive Indian paths to opportunity and opportun- ity made America great... .The settlers were drawn by a compelling belief in the inalienable rights of man, of liberty, of justice, Ind of freedom--the princi- ples upon which our nation was founded. As an appropriate tribute to the Na- tion's 200th anniversary, we will roll the wagons 'once more. Once more we'll take to the wagon trails. But this time we'll head Eastward. Back to the Cradle of Liberty. A pilgrimage to the birth- place of the nation. To rededicate the faith of the nation's citizens to the same principles which inspired their forefathers. The BWTP is a replay of history --in reverse.\ Following a dis- c' ton with AIPA concerning the wagon i A n s, BWTP Project Director Gruver tdned off the following unsolicited in- formation: \'We will have top security for this pilgrimage. We are asking each state to provide us with protection, the National Guard, if necessary.\# INDIAN LEADERS FROM SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES SET CONFERENCE DATE The Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida, Gainesville, has set Feb. 16-22 for the Conference of South American Indigenous Leaders, en- titled \Log Autoctonos Americanos Opin- ion.\ The Center has received 815,000 from the Inter -American Foundation for the purposes of supporting the Center, oonducting the conference and publishing a book containing the best of the pres- entations and discussions. Some 35 Ind- ian leaders from about ten South Ameri- can countries will ┬░omens \to establish commications, discuss the problems of mutual concern and exchange ideas and expariiinoes relative to the resolution of their social and econoaic problems.\ The agenda and moderation of the confer- ence will be controlled by the Indian participants, according to the Center's director William E. Carter. Following the conference a newsletter will be es- tablished, the purpose of which will be to maintain contact between the various poops and organizations represented. Among those expected to participate are immure from the following tribes: li , mlteeo, Yaqui, Nablus, Otomi, Zapo- Maya, Mks, Quiche, Cakchiquel, Kok - CM., Comm, Chace, Gusjiro, Ara- QMiohns, Jager:4 Aymar, Campa, Omenemmi and Mapuohe4 SIX NATIONS BAN SALE OF RELIGIOUS ARTICLES The Six Nations Grand Council has passed a resolution forbidding the sale of all sacred and ceremonial items of the Long - house people of the Iroquois Confederacy to non-Indians. These items include false faces and husk faces, turtle and pumpkin rattles, condolence canes, wam- pum beads, snow snakes and records and tapes of religious music. \We must first stop our own people from selling our sacred things to people who should never have them,\ said Onondaga Chief William Lazore. \Our lacrosse game was given to us by the Creator, and you see how that's been perverted and commercial- ized. Wb don't want that to happen to our sacred things.\ The resolution, passed Dec. 28, further states, \None of the above items are to be sold for com- mercial profit to any museum, private collectors or other non -Indian persons. This does not prohibit the sale of these materials between Indian people who need these articles for religious purposes.\# UNEMPLOYMENT COVERAGE - 11 EXTENDED Legislation providing unemployment insurance coverage to previously non - covered workers became available on Jan. 1, 1975. Duane Buettner, Manager of the Wolf Point Employment Service Office, said that, for example, persons employed in agriculture, state, county, and munici- pal government, or in private households since December 22, 1973 may now be eli- gible for unemployment benefits under the Special Unemployment Assistance (SUA) program. Persons that file under this program should present information on names and addresses of employers and dates worked since December 22, 1973. Buettner said that this will expedite processing of claims as reports must be mailed to em- ployers to obtain wave information.# FORT KIPP NEWS In Fort Kipp, we have a recreation center in the old community hall. It is open daily, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 12:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The recreation center has a pool table, an Air Hockey game, a Juke Box, Foos Ball game,. two pin ball machines and a pop machine. Everyone, young and old, is welcome. So, everyone come to the Fort Kipp Re- creation Center and have some fun.# Larry Black Dog The Fort Kipp Catholic Ladies, St. Mary's Society, has organized again af- ter many years. They elected the follow- ing officers: President - Loretta Bearcub, Vice -President - Corrine Turning Heart, Secretary - Martha Black Dog. and Treasurer - North Scott. Mass is held every Thursday night at 7 p.m. in homes and at the community hall when it isn't being used.= Loretta Bearcub Butch Crowe and Gene Culbertson place rooting on one of the new homes being built in Poplar for the Fort Peck Housing Authority. Eighty-one new homes are being built across the reservation by Dan Brutger and Company. Workers finish the roof on one of nineteen new homes being built in Poplar. At this time, the homes in Poplar are 50% complete. Fourteen houses in Frazer have been completed with most of them being already occupied. The twenty-six homes in Wolf Point are expected to be fin- ished by March or April. The whole housing project has a deadline, November, 1975. This includes 4 homes in Brockton and six in Fort Kipp. Pictured above: unidentified, Matt Big Talk, Brockton. JOB TITLE: Out Reach Worker BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Prime responsibilities will be to see that all families eligible to receive Food Stamps, are informed of any major changes in the Food Stamp Program. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. To insure that the goals of the Food Stamp Program are carried out. 2. Providing families, who receive food stamps with transportation. 3. To explain all Food Stamp Program changes. 4. Help prepare families in budgeting their food stamps. 5. To insure eligible persona for certification. 6. Make monthly reports. 7. Other duties assigned. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS: 1. EDUCATION: High School graduate or therefore by G.E.D. 2. EXPERIENCE: Some experience in the field of social work. 3. SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Minimal a- mount of knowledge on the value of food stamps and nutritional education and its needs. (Met have car and insurance. Must be at least 19 yrs. of age.) OPENING DATE: February 18, 1975 CLOSING DATE: March 4, 1975 Applications may be acquired at the CAP office, Tribal Pnplar, Mt.

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