Year Published: 1982
Periodical profile published 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2586
Abstract: NEW BREED is a montly magazine published through the Saskatchewan Native Communications (Wehta Metawin) Corportion under the auspices of the Associaiton of Metis and Non-Status Indians of Saskatchewan (AMNISS).
The May/June 1982 issue includes the second in a series of articles on "Metis History" prepared by Ron Bourgeault, AMNSIS researcher. The article describes how liquor was a tool used by the merchant traders to get more furs for goods given in exchange. The author also relates how Native women and children were used by the Europeans to gain economic control. Women and children would be taken into the fors until they "learned the value of British goods" and would be returned to vonvince their societies of the benefits of trading with the English. Likewise, English orphans were put into the Indian societies in order that the children would learn the language and inner workings of the societies with which the English wished to develop trade.
An article on Uranium City reports on the response of the Native peoples to the decision by Eldorado Nuclear to close its mine there. Some of the people are looking forward to the closing and most of the 500 or so Native people are planning to stay. (Only about 50 of them work for Eldorado and qualify for the relocation package that the company agreed to pay). The native sub-committee, reporting to the Special Task Force on Uranium City, sees several possibilities for their town. A major hope is to restore Beaverlodge Lake to a top grade commercial gishing lake and sport fishing area. Other suggestions include tourism and a regional high school forthe far-nothern Chipewyan communities.