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Volume 2:2 July 31, 2015


Federal Election is coming up this fall; go out and vote. The main contenders are Harper Conservatives Trudeau Liberals Mulcaire NDP (New Democratic Party) May Green Party Harper's Conservatives have been in power for over 10 years. The Conservatives are ridled with Pork (that is, they award tons of money to themselves and their buddies - just like a Chief), they all belly up to the Public Trough to fill their own pockets with loot (like a Council), and seems to be turning into a Kleptocracy (they steal what they can get away with from the public funds). Mulcaire and Trudeau do not appear to have much sense. Mulcaire is scheming and cynical and Trudeau naive. As for May and the Green Party, a bunch of nutcases out of touch with reality. Not a bunch that are really encouraging. However, a change of government normally cleans out the corruption, so vote for one of the others - even the Rhinocerous Party of there is one. Liberals usually shell out more money for aboriginal social programs, but Conservatives usually are more friendly to Aboriginal Rights and aboriginal issues. The Conservatives more-or-less accept the Supreme Court rulings on aboriginal rights, but try to distance themselves as much as possible from implementing them. Liberals have tried to legislate Indians out of existence. On the other and, Conservatives don't do much for aboriginal communities. Of some 600 aboriginal communities in Canada, over 300 of them have no clean drinking water and another 300 have no schools. In the 10 years that the Conservatives have been in power they have done nothing to change this. Under international law, this is a Human Rights Crime. Liberals as a rule run well-managed government finances with a balanced budget. Conservatives as a rule tend to get deeply in debt, with little to show for it except making their own buddies wealthy. My suggestion, get out and vote


School is about ready to start up again. This year I am offering to give a Graduation Gown to any of the girls in the family who graduate (matriculation/ Univerisity Admission) from High School, from College (Certificate/Diploma) or University (Bachelor Degree).


I would like to propose that next year the family sponsor an Honoring Ceremony and Giveaway in honor of all our family members who have died. I pledge $1,000.00 towards such a ceremony.


Remember that there are a number of jobs still coming up, including: Archaeological/Heritage Sites Field Technician I Archaeological/Heritage Sites Field Technician II Elder Advisor; Environmental, TEK, Hunting Environmental Studies/Animal Studies Fieldworker Environmental Studies/Plant Species Fieldworker Environmental Studies/Aquatic Studies Fieldworker Environmental Protection Officer Ground Truth TEK (Traditional Knowlege) Monitor Heritage Protection Officer Office Manager Trainee Research Assistant Secretarial Trainee
Seasonal Labor Temporary & Full Time Laborers Auto Maintainance/Detailers Camp Cook Camp Maintainance Campground Warden Carpenter's Helpers/Apprentices Cementworkers Drivers, Trucking Drywallers Electrician's Helpers/Apprentices Equipment Operator Flagman/Woman Janitors Laborers Landscapers, Yard Maintainance Painters Security Persons Site cleanup & slashing Slashers/Buckers Swampers Tourism/Hospitality Services Traffic Controller Welder's Helpers/Apprentices Seasonal Contracts Auto Maintainance Hotshot & Courier Contractor Janitorial Contractor Landscaping, urban Landscaping & Site Cleanup Trucking Contractor Resort Staff Brewsters Icefields Chalet & Tours, Jasper Pyramid Lake Resort, Jasper East Lodge, Canmore Commission Social Media Blogger Tourism Booth Service Occasional Drum Group Crafts Booth Attendant


I have recently been engaged by the Enbridge Energy and by Trans Canada as Historic Resource Consultant. As an aside, I am the Lead Historian for the Enoch Cree Nation and the Dene Tha Nation, and also the Lead Archaeologist for the Samson Cree Nation. Alberta Gas Trunk Lines (AGTL) are planning to build some pipelines in the Christina Lake and Round Hill area. These are traditional Mountain Family lands. Kinder-Morgan's Trans-Mountain Pipeline has been trying to get away without meeting it's legal obligations to the First Nations that are affected by the pipeline Right-of-Way, and generally have not dealt in good faith. As a result, First Nations have been turning against the pipeline and intend to fight the construction of the line until Kinder Morgan meets it's legal obligations.


Over the next few months I hope to be able to reprint some of the articles that we ran back in 2008.


The offer from Jasper National Park for preferential treatment (waived fees) for members of the family is still open. To enter into an agreement with Jasper I need the participation of two family elders to sign the agreement. I am currently also trying to get the same deal with Banff National Park.


I have completed two more books so far this year. One on the history of MASKI PITON's (Maskepetoon, Broken Arm) band of Plains Cree and the other A TOURIST GUIDE TO TRADING POST AND FORTS OF ALBERTA. In addition to the books listed last month, I have just completed several others, A RESEARCHER'S GUIDE TO TRADING POSTS AND FORTS OF ALBERTA, the ENOCH CREE NATION HISTORY, volume 1, and am just completing the ENOCH CREE NATION HISTORY volume 2 for ENOCH CREE NATION. That makes it over 30 books I now have published on Cree History. They are available from any bookstore, amazon.com or lulu.com. Lulu is cheapest. _______________________________________________________________________________ In Memoria: Sisip Pimotew, Louis Joseph Piche (-1843), Apitas Iskwew () Piche, Jacques Cardinal (-1839), Pesew Iskwew (Piche) Cardinal, Alexis Bobtail Piche (c1810-1900), Susanne (Cardinal) Kline, Jean Baptiste Cardinal, Asini Wachi Pime, Susanne (Dion) Mountain, Adam Mountain, Magdalene (Klyne) Schock (-1952), Joseph Cardinal (1890-)-, Felix Cardinal, Isdadore Desjarlais (1903-), Mike Mountain (1908-), Julia (Cardinal) Mountain, Magloire Cardinal, Lawrence Mountain (1918-1988), Leo Mountain, Kathleen (Cardinal) Mountain, Willi Fromhold (1923-1993), George Mountain (-1994), Sam Bone, Ross Mountain, Noral Mountain, Philippe Mountain, Elizabeth Mountain, Adam Mountain, Ashley Mountain, Cory Mountain, Edna Mountain, Irene Mountain (1958-1994), Jane Mountain Lawrence Francis Mountain, Leo Mountain, Lester Mountain Cardinal, Malone Mountain, Brian Bone, Carrie Bone _______________________________________________________________________________ MOUNTAIN CREE Home Projects Heritage Protection Events Jobs More Tribal Pages Cree Pages Mountain Cree history publications Master Index main Nations of Jasper page Continue to other Tribal listings Continue to Heritage Consulting homepage Continue to Canadian History directory Continue to U.S. History directory Continue to History Bibliography Continue to Eurasian Peoples directory Continue to Native Studies directory Continue to Western Cree History publications www.inewhistory.com Home Projects Heritage Protection Events Jobs ------------------------------------------------------------------- | COPYRIGHT 1994 HERITAGE CONSULTING | -------------------------------------------------------------------

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