Wotanin Wowapi (Poplar, Mont.) 1975-2007, September 11, 1975, Image 10

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Wotaninwowapi Page 10 September 11, 1975 POETRY by GLENN RICKER Pictured is Glenn Ricker, who submitted the following poetry. Glenn is 16 years old and a member of the Tribes. He Was born in Los Angeles, California and at- tended elementry school in Poplar. From Poplar, Glenn attended the Wolf Point Schools up to the 9th grade. He plans on attending the AIM High School in Minnea- polis, Minnesota this winter. His parents are Vera Ricker and Archie Red Elk. Glenn has seven brothers and sisters. He hopes to attend the University of Montana in Missoula upon completion of high school. You took away my land You took away my braids You took away my religion You took away my language You tsok away my culture you made me lost You have brain washed me! Go ahead you may as well take away my color too Cause I have no use for it I'm not Indian.. .anymore But no you would like to But you can't That shall stay That shall remain \Indian\ \I'm Feeling the Air\ I'm feeling the air of destruction let me hear it my people for instruction I'm still breathing with mother nature let me cry out in silence under stature I want to feel mother nature, Please be kind let me see mother go on, Take me in time I may find a shoe for getting down let shade the starlight underground. Mr low \Suicide\ I see her sit in this chair feeling the dazy air I listen to the music blair I play it really cool until my friend turned me into a fool I think its too late to tell you until you go to know I feel the air darkest ever until she downed the suicide Pill so clever. TALENT BANK FORMED HELENA, MT. --The Montana Native American Talent Bank (MNATB) was set up to gather information on Indians who have successfully completed college and received a degree or certificate in a specific field of study. The people included in the Talent Bank are those who have participated in BIA education or/and Enployment Assis- tance Programs. A total of 2,000 people are included in the Talent Bank. All information gathered was trans- ferred from the individuals file at the reservation level, to a computerized questionaire. A Planning Technician will be hired by the Montana Coordinator of Indian Af- fairs. These funds will come from the Governor's Manpower Council. A budget of 811,000 will be used as follows: Salary (Planning Technician I)11 8,670.00 Employee benefits (13%) 1,130.00 Travel 1,200.00 TOTAL $11,000.00 The Planning Technician will perform the technical duties in planning, coor- dinating and directing the implementa- tion of the (MNATB). He will computerize existing information on Indian talent throughout the state of Montana, as well as design a system for updating the Tal- ent Bank through class coordination with all agencies, educational institutions, and training centers involved with the education and training of Indian people. An effort will be made to contact In- dian talent that has not been contacted by the (MNATB) so that the Talent Bank may be complete. Through a sub -grant, CETA employees will be hired. The sub -grantee's will be assisted by the planning technician in identifying Indian talent for positions on the sub -grantee's staff. By gathering information pertaining to the training of Native Americans an avenue for desired and suitable employ- ment can and may be developed. The means in which the above can be obtained are as follows: 1. Utilize Talent sank to provide names to those actively recruiting Native A- mericans. 2. Make information concerning employ- ment opportunities available to quali- fied Native Americans. 3. Coordinate Talent Bank efforts with Etployment Agencies and private busi- ness. 4. Coordinate existing Manpower Programs with BIA, local, private, state and fed- eral Agencies. 5. Assist CETA sub -grantees' in identi- fying Native Americans for positions on the sub -grantee's staff. The target date for these specific action items is June 30, 1976. Within a given time frame, the Gov- ernor's Manpower Council will provide training to the Coordinator of Indian Affairs in the completion of tasks nec- cessary for a successful program opera- tion. Mr. Merle Lucas is the present Coor- dinator for Indian Affairs in Helena, Montana.# E3 LJ I- D 53 PHARMACY PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST Phone 3261 POPLAR, MONTANA POPLAR SUPPLY foR TOUR AUTOMOTIVE TIRE NEEdS MONTANA STATE EMPLOYMENT SERVICE DO YOU HAVE A TRADE OR SKILL? Are you willing to learn? If you are between 16 and 22, Job Corps offers you training in: Feavy Equip. Operators Painting Carpentry Building Maintenance Auto Service Repair Warehousing Welding Heavy Truck Driving Forestry Business & Clerical Health Occupation Electronics Assembly Cosmetologist Graphic Arts Lithography Drafting Hospital Services Food Service STATE EMPLOYMENT OFFICE 122 Second Avenue South, Wolf Point, Montana Phone 653-1720

Wotanin Wowapi (Poplar, Mont.), 11 Sept. 1975, located at <http://montananewspapers.org/lccn/WotaninWowapi/1975-09-11/ed-1/seq-10/>, image provided by MONTANA NEWSPAPERS, Montana Historical Society, Helena, Montana.