Item is-glen-cartoon- m-8787-135 - [First Nations group takes over Calgary Indian Affairs Office.]

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[First Nations group takes over Calgary Indian Affairs Office.]

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CA GLEN glen-1283-is-glen-cartoon- m-8787-135

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  • November 29, 1974 (Creation)
    Innes, Tom, Calgary, Alberta

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Tom Innes was the political cartoonist for the Calgary Herald newspaper. Cartoon annotated: Indian militants take over Calgary office - news item;Appeared in publication on November 30th. Issue: Local group, Calgary Urban Treaty Indian Alliance asks for American Indian Movement, A.I.M. support in taking over Indian Affairs Office. They wished to meet Judd Buchannan, Indian Affairs Minister and have the federal government recognize their demands. At stake were treaty issues for First Nations peoples living off of their reserve, but whom still felt they were entitled to education, healthcare and welfare services. Leaders of CUTIA; a group which attempts to secure social services to First Nations peoples in Calgary, also wished to reattain federal funding for their group. Funding had been cut out earlier that year. Although there was some blockading and damage, no violence occured.<br><br>

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