The staff to the brave children and parents we met, we wanted to do something to give back, said Leavitt. Started performing free shows on their closed circuit TV so all the children could watch from their rooms. Cheques from our album sales is awesome.
Missing were enrollment records, internal computer servers, keys to all of the tribe’s buildings and cars, tribal car tags and tribal decals.Through it all, the Bureau of Indian Affairs continued to recognize Edwards as chairman, according to a Dec. 9 letter issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Acting Regional Director Terry Bruner.However, because of the split, the tribe has been given a “high risk” designation for its failure to comply with terms and conditions of current contracts and grants, specifically delinquent financial and program reports and contracts that haven’t closed out. Bruner has said previously that the BIA has little room for action in an internal dispute and the agency hoped the tribe would “work it out for themselves.”.
The most memorable experiences of his career include the first night he ever performed for a sold out Massey Hall in Toronto.”My father was in the front row and he’d never heard me play before because we were estranged,” said McLauchalan. “We figured out after that night that basically everything was okay.”In 1993 McLauchlan was appointed to the Order of Canada by the Governor General at the time, Ray Hnatyshyn another career highlight.”I was over the moon about it and it was a great honour,” said McLauchlan, remembering the day he received the pin. “It was a very validating experience (and) I felt like I’d made some kind of contribution that was better than just flogging away on the guitar.”McLauchlan said patrons to his show at the MacLab can expect an evening of music and story telling.”The stories that I tell almost become a part of the song because the object is to deepen a person’s understanding of why (the song) came to be,” he said.He will be joined by bassist Dennis Pendrith, accompanist for the performance.”I’ll be moving around from piano to guitar and singing songs that people will certainly know and remember, whether it’s Whispering Rain, Down by the Henry Moor or Farmer’s Song,” he said.The free reception is co sponsored by Leduc’s Downtown Progress Association (DPA) and Sobey’s.Tickets for the show are available from members of the DPA, the Leduc Recreation Centre and through Tix on the Square, (780) 420 1757.
Can anyone seriously argue this society suffers from a shortage of opinion, one so serious a state subsidy is required? True, newspapers, the principal conveyors of opinion since 1700, are having trouble making money. But the reason is the intrinsically heartening development that the cost of disseminating opinion, and all other information, has fallen virtually (excuse the pun) to zero. You do usually get what you pay for, so zero probably isn’t the best price for news or opinion..