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Page 10 INDIANS TODAY to forsake his heritage, his cultural background and most do not. The majority want to maintain what and Their Fight they've for Survival been raised with. But AGENCIES OFFER HELP Finance (CAP) happen in this generation; it may in the next couple of generations. | think until then we will have to use guidelines set up by _ altruistic, humanistic individuals who will dedicate themselves to helping without all of the bureacracy. MARGINAL “What social worker give up MAN “I’m a marginal man...the full bloods don't call the mixed blood an Indian, the white man doesn’t call me white...obviously...’’ is the self characterization of James Sutteer, director of institutional services for ‘Salt Lake County’s Detention Center. The remark was made as a preface to discussing the problems Indians face in Utah. Sutteer also said his remarks were just his own opinion. ON MOTIVATION AND VALUES “Talking specifically of the Indian People, the value system that the White Man has and the value system of the Indian are so far different that they Opposites. ‘values that the Indian. are You can’t He doesn’t them. I've that robbed exact place the the White Man has on He just will not accept them. again almost want to accept heard time the Indian of his heritage. and has live with Indians for years with an attitude of learning only, without living with them in judgement? That's what it will take and I'd individual has all of his gear topside “Opportunity to get exposure is or was really sincere. the key. My contention is, given a FEDERAL PROGRAMS’ situation where a White Man calls ON an Indian or any minority, LAZY INDIANS AND DRUNKEN illiterate-dumb, then providing the INDIANS Action “| think as far as the exposure is concerned, the degree of exposure does not understand the Indian or is certainly limited because of the care, being placed in a position to care of us. And as I've reservation location. But | would take mentioned before, by God, they've question, even if the reservation taken care of us...they ve taken care location was closer to an urban of us to the extent of telling us how area, whether the Indian would be anymore exposed because of his we should act, when we should act. own choosing. people, instance and doing representing what, you re What he than tell funds used 3. for innovative | schools. Community Community schools are growing at a rapid rate, and the League will urge increased funding for them. Center center information about the furnished in the following. and CAP | is. collected: food help some 50 month during November will from churches to to 60 persons per help and the months December, about 300 of. which people,” he added.| A native of Missoula, Mont., Rev. McSpadden and his family came to Salt Lake when he had _ been appointed new director of the CUC. Rev. McSpadden pastored a local church in Montana. Tremendous strains were put on people that had welfare cutbacks last year so’ a drive during Data 4. was Legislature by the a first time effort which was sufficient only for He the extent of handing us everything The League will strongly support units for distribution additional vocational education. EDUCATION have 1970 training. allocated $225,000 The (dropout will ask dropout got. knows...weknow...that heritage is such that we can be a_ happy people. What we want is to be able todo this. “We 5. Career development prevention). The League for an increase in funds for prevention and vocational us a problem in these gonna retraining or increasing the $55,000 programs. the families that are is distress,’ said Rev. McSpadden. “They have to distinguished allocated now teaching, which provides additional pay for heads of teaching teams and leadership in innovative programs. 2. Experimental programs. The support strongly will League of state on and million an increase in the $1 speaks McSpadden Urban ‘The CUC has been a wonderful League will teacher leadership. The seek Rev. Crossroads source in emergencies to help needy pilot programs. weve ever needed and consequently the Indian is no longer independent but rather dependent upon his paternalistic federal government. And | feel this is the reason the stigma has been a attached to many of the Indians as do drink to an extent them from results are their more don't think good. more. | the amount in the basic programs, probably Indians have that and instructional (4) Educational materials centers, TV size of their for the size of Rev. McSpadden hopes that in the future, the center will not only be able to hand out food but also will be able to help. families to get better wages, and help to establish community organizations. He stated that the people who really needed to change are the middleclass white America. The bridge between middleclass churches and inner city need to be crossed because the churches have | alot to offer the inner city. He also said that people need-to involved and go beyond the basic social change to change the problems of poverty. Working side by side with people in a volunteer shop could possibly solve some of the problems that the peole of the programs, (5) (6) programs, year Extended Consolidation of school districts, of the Reapportionment (7) districts which elect members of inner city have. “We must get the the State Board of Education, and heart beat of the community, the of the State needs and how we can plug into Reconstitution (8) Board of Vocational Education to needs,” said Rev. McSpadden. include nembers from the State The CAP is there to serve the Board of Vocational Education to resident and community, but include members from the State Cannot reach them all on an Board of Education, the Board of individual basis; they are asking the assistance of the community itself. and Education, Higher Manpower Council. Anyone can be a leader, big brother,and friend to the people in the community which would be an asset to the CAP staff so they may locate people with problems assist in solving them. TAYLOR’S CAFE specialty-barbecued ribs no. Salt 7 south Lake 3rd west City, Utah A leaders’ help. Phone help his community. 355-0715 Mrs. Ophelia 6. Taylor duties would and be to contact the people in the community with flyers, personal visits, and telephone calls on a weekly basis to see if they need 84101 no drinking per and (2) noted. Regional service units, (3) Libraries get that frees the statistics are that think problems for the culture than Whites theirs.’ The League will also support: (1) in increase An distribution unit leeway board inhibitions, the obvious. They in instance contrary to rather teaching Distinguished Assistance. the the operations are listed below. 1. Urban and And they ve also taken care of us to start his heritage and get caught up in a the mainstream of the White Man’s person anything they'll tell them society. nothing or theyll tell just enough “The Indian has to be educated to benefit themselves. Its a natural in the White Man’s way to a certain instinct, | don’t care what color extent. He should not go so far as and receiving support full of given top of Women with grasps, holds on to what the White don't have a home to go to like the after Middle class man has. This isn’t as White Man they are pointed out as that, true anymore as when | came up representative of all Indians because after a certain period of time, | through the system...but he then they are more visable to a White don't care if you‘re an Indian or has a tendency to forget his tribe, Man than a White Man. And also, | mistrusting Programs Aid League's finance is satisfied for instance, or the person from the natural to want to better yourself, federal government who is with these newly acquired tools, he be school legislation is being Priority by the League Voters, Action Program Crossroads Center (CUC), are two centers in Salt Lake that are aiding the poor people and emergency cases that He to the truth, because the communications gap and a to being lazy. Indian does in fact have his generation gap. Some of the Indians “They think that taking care of heritage. And he will use those who go to a White Man's school see us with the things money will buy aspects of his heritage which have what they have coming, from the is taking care of the problem. But certain commercial value to his view of the middle class white. that’s not right. Hundreds of years benefit. By this | mean there are Then they go back to the before the federal government came certain things the Indian will let the reservation and try to project these here we were a capable people. And White Man see, for example some ideas to the elders of the tribe. The a man who says were lazy, under of their ceremonials...like the Sun elders have lived in their depressed the same circumstances we ve been Dance of the Ute Tribe. But this is condition so long, that they've through, would be lazy too. just a part of it. The Indian doesn’t come to accept it and be satisfied “The Indian drinks for a lot of flaunt his religion in front of the with it, at least outwardly. They the same reasons that White Men do White Man. What he will don't want to change now. and because they are not outwardly _ demonstrate is more for “But what’s happening is that competitive. They have very few commercial use. | the educated Indian, through his social institutions that can be used “You have a people who are put education, is able to grasp things to relax their inhibitions and down time and time again by the he’s seen the middle class White anxieties. So, as a result, when they person who writes up the treaties man have. And since its only to on the processing. Thanksgiving was made and about Centralization of data processing is 100 baskets were given to the that the Granite needy through the center, said Rev. now “Typical of =a’ Lot 2of “the a reality Indian with equal exposure, agreed to join McSpadden. There is also a thrift has District School experience, he is going to be able to “programs the federal government and funding shop and some afternoon programs system, statewide the do just aswell as the White Man is. has come up with is the ill-fit, 2 continued. be must for the youths at the center, he unoriented White individual who contrary supposed and need _ seriously look to see if this kind of your skin Is. time. been ON But this is is going to six years of effort to get a master’s degree in social work to go by Joseph Blecha The Community By Rhoda Werner education. | don’t think its going to THE By Shirley Shields he should also be familiar enough with the technology and political aspects of the White world to contend with White Man to the extent that he is going to be able to survive. | think the only way to do this is through asia) Women Support School A dedicated volunteer neighbor and can his : For further information on the center, contact the offices of CAP, they are waiting to hear from you.