Letter to Editor of Alberta Report

Lubicon Lake Indian Nation
Little Buffalo Lake, AB
FAX: 403-629-3939

Mailing address:
3536 - 106 Street
Edmonton, AB T6J 1A4
FAX: 403-437-0719

April 3, 1992

Enclosed for your information is a copy of a letter to the Editor of the Alberta Report regarding Sleazy Bob (Coulter) and Goose Step Gunter's so-called review of the Goddard Lubicon book.

ALBERTA REPORT, March 23, 1992


Lies, half-lies, and polemics

Re: "Last Stand of the Lubicon Cree," (Jan. 27). Talk about "half truths, distortions and defamations." Lorne Gunter's review of the book is not worth the ten minutes it took him to translate government polemic into a so-called review of a book. This piece of trash does not even enhance the federal government position with respect to the Lubicon Cree. In fact, it is typical of the lies and distortions with which the Lubicon Cree and their supporters have been faced for years. I would be very curious to know the extent of the "research" Mr. Gunter did in reviewing this book, and the sources within the federal government that he uses to justify his accusations. Furthermore, this is clearly not a review of a book, but a thinly disguised attempt to engage in polemical discussion and to discredit the long-standing claims of the Lubicon Cree. If there is anything outrageous, it is the gall to write such garbage in a magazine which unsuspecting people may read.

William F. Phipps
Executive Secretary
United Church of Canada
Alberta and Northwest Conference