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VOLUME 80 ISSUE 36
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1999
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Wolveri
He's also known as Jones
William Ignace, but he
prefers Wolverine. It is his
name in his native Shuswap
tongue, and is the name by
which people know
him, especially after
Gustafeen take
ADAMS LAKE—THE GROUND BENEATH THE
wheels is rugged and muddy. Ahead, the
dirt road winds a dark line through the barren, snow-covered landscape. On the right
there is a graveyard bleakly marked with
makeshift wooden crosses and small flags.
Rusting metal shells of abandoned cars and
empty wooden shacks, slanted and weathering
apart, interrupt the white, wintery fields.
A little further on and the orange Ford Taurus
I've been following turns left onto a narrower
road, then down a steep driveway, potholed and
muddy. There's a house there—brown, with a
green roof. It's the house that he said would be
there, and which I had driven past four times and
not recognised. He told me on the phone, just turn
left at the house near the road. It's got a green roof.
That was the first phone call. After the second
call from the corner store payphone two miles
down the road, I still couldn't distinguish between
the unnumbered, brown, prefabricated houses. The
reserve is mostly open fields, with nondescript
homes clustered at random intervals on the rolling
hills. It is unfamiliar territory.
By the third call he says, "Well, looks like I'm
going to have to get my wife to drive out there and
get you."
Finally arriving, I sheepishly thank her for driving out to meet me. Inside, he is there, Wolverine,
sitting at his kitchen table. A toddler, two or three years old and holding a cat nearly as big as him, trips in front of me and falls on top of the
cat with a squeal. The cat doesn't look amused. I gingerly step around
them both.
Wolverine's 67 years old now. Before Gustafsen, before he went to
jail, he was an organic farmer. He still looks like a farmer—stocky
build, blue jeans, leathery hands, his wispy grey hair tied back from
his deep-set, wrinkled face.
Wolverine stands up, looks at my 5'7" frame and laughs, "Well,
you don't look like an RCMP hitman." I laugh back nervously. I
shake his hand.
YOU CAN'T BLAME WOLVERINE FOR BEING A BIT WARY. IN THE SUMMER of 1995, Wolverine was at the centre of the storm that was
Gustafsen Lake, near 100 Mile House. During one month that
summer, 400 RCMP officers armed with M-16 assault rifles, land
mines, and eight Bison armoured personnel carriers descended
on the ranch where Wolverine and 17 others were camped.
77,000 rounds of ammunition, including hollow-point bullets,
were fired by the RCMP at the encampment of native Indians
and four non-native supporters.
Earlier that summer, before the confrontation began, the
ranch was the site for a traditional native Sundance, as it had
been since 1989. The Sundance, Wolverine describes, is a process
of purification in which they dance and go without food or water
for four days. "We pray for people," he explains. "People like your-
AS HARD AS THE LAND: Jones William Ignace, also known as Wolverine, was an organic farmer before Gustafsen Lake, dale lum photo
self,   people   like   the
white people so they can
come back to their senses and see what they
are doing,"
In 1989 Percy Rosette, a Shuswap, asked
Lyall James, the rancher whose cattle grazed the
land on which the Sundance was to be held,
permission to use the land. James agreed and the
Sundancers were satisfied, returning to the site
each summer to hold their ritual. Things were fine
until 1995, when James decided the dancers had
overstayed their welcome. He handed them an
eviction notice, but the Sundancers refused to
leave. By August the RCMP Emergency Response
Team had moved in to remove the 14 men and
women who remained encamped on the ranch and
had armed themselves with AK-47s.
Sitting down at the kitchen table, Wolverine
talks about the first days of the standoff. "I was in
Alberta at the time when it happened, the first
shots of August 18th. My son was here," he says.
His son, Joseph, would later be charged for
attempted murder for firing at a group of five
officers  that  day.   He  was  acquitted,   but
Wolverine says that his son wasn't where the
RCMP had placed him that day.
"My son was here. He was the one that
answered the phone about four or five times, which
was recorded by the RCMP who had that phone
monitored." Those tapes were later destroyed by the
RCMR he says. "So that way, they know who was here
yet allowed my son to take a fall for somebody else.
"My son was beaten up so many different times
by the jail guards.. .this is the kind of justice that we
have here in Canada," he says indignantly.
Wolverine himself was charged with attempted
murder after an incident in which he fired at the
wheels of an armoured personnel carrier. In 1997 he
was convicted and given 8 years in prison, the
harshest sentence of those who were at Gustafsen.
Today he's out on parole, having been released
January 28. He doesn't deny what he did, but he
maintains his innocence. I was defending myself, he
says. We were defending our land. The land still
belongs to the native people. It was never sold or
ceded.
"Because the minute that we talk about the land
rights, we are criminalised by the criminals themselves, who exploit all the resources of our lands. So
how could we have justice in this country? How
could we really have justice when the native people
are the only ones that stand on law?"
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FROM PAGE ONE
At Custafsen
WOLVERINE SAYS THATS ENOUGH FOR TODAY. He doesn't want to talk anymore. I
should go. He doesn't say that but if s implied. He could say more, he says, but
he'll probably go to jail for talking to me. BHMB^^l^H^^BBl^^^T-'
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because BC is sitting at the negotiating table. BC is not a nation, so how
can BC make a treaty?"
THE LAW WOLVERINE CITES IS WHAT HE USED AS THE BASIS OF HIS DEFENCE AT HIS
trial. It's in the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and section 35 of the Canadian
Constitution.
In the 1763 proclamation, it states: "The several Nations or Tribes of
Indians with whom We are connected, and who live under our Protection,
should not be molested or disturbed in the Possession of such Parts of
Our Dominions and Territories as, not having been ceded to or purchased by Us, are reserved to them."
The Proclamation was never rescinded, but the legal argument
today is over its interpretation and whether it is binding on modem-day British Columbia. Wolverine believes that it is, and he
believes that those in authority know this as well.
"The politicians know this," he says. "The judges know this.
The RCMP know this. But the middle class immigrants of this
country don't know that they are living on stolen land."
Wolverine isn't afraid to say what he believes about the
Canadian government—that throughout the history of
Canada it has committed genocide on the native people, and
now they are conspiring to cover up the truth. He cites the
Indian Act of 1884 as an example, which banned native traditions such as the potlatch and Sundance until it was revised in
1951.
"Because in 1884 Canada put in the legislation to ban the
native people from talking about the land issue. If we talk about
the land issue we go to jail. If we practice our spirituality we go to
jail."
That Act, he says, was illegal. When I ask why, he leans back in
his chair and looks at me incredulously. "Why is it illegal?" he says.
"Because we are sovereign people in our sovereign territories.. .this
is illegal because it was a way to defraud the native people from
their rightful inheritance."
He adds that earlier in the day, he was visited by his parole officer
who told him that speaking out about Gustafsen could result in him
going back to jail. "They may revoke my parole because I'm talking to
you. But yet I wanted the truth out because truth and respect goes
hand in hand. Respect and law goes hand in hand.
"At the standoff we brought out all the law. And we had
because.. .there is no justice in this country
for the native people. Never have been, and
never will be."
The idea of going back to jail doesn't really bother him. He's supposed to be on parole
until 2002 but, he says, what's another three
years in jail? A sociology instructor at Cariboo
College asked him to do a lecture in March.
Another chance to speak the truth. He says
that even after his people have taken their case
to court 41 times, Canada still doesn't hear
them. "None of the indigenous people of the
world are recognised people."
His disdain for the courts and the RCMP is
blunt. As an example, he says there is a strong
parallel between Gustafeen Lake and j\PEC.
The difference, of course, is that at Gustafeen,
the RCMP had guns.
"This is worse than APEC because the
colour of our skins is brown. We don't get a
public inquiry. Middle class white people get
sprayed—a little bit of pepper spray—they
get a public inquiry."
Those hollow-point bullets which the
RCMP used are banned by the UN, he says.
Add to that Prime Minister Chretien going around the worid, saying
that Canada is a leader as far as eliminating land mines, and the
hypocrisy is blatant.
"Yet, the same people—the enforcement—are using [land mines]
on the native people. So how could you ban land mines at the international level and still use [them] in your homeland, in your own
backyard against native people without dealing with the issue—the
land issue?"
Wolverine emphasises that ifs the land issue which underlies
every aspect of what native people are fighting for. As for how to
solve the land issue, not everyone within the native community
shares his views, particularly the elected Caribou Tribal Council
which, during the standoff, urged Wolverine and the others to put
their guns down and walk away.
To the band councils, he says that they are invalid, that they
aren't the true government of native people. How can they be,
when they were created by Ottawa to serve the interests of
Ottawa? He says only the hereditary chief system is their legitimate form of government He adds that in the meantime, the
band councils are signing treaties which they don't even have
the right to negotiate.
It's views like this that make him unpopular among some
members of his own community. Some have even banned
him from speaking in areas, even in his own Shuswap nation.
"They feel that I'm jeopardising their treaties," he explains. To
that he says, "their treaties...are fraudulant to begin with
WOLVERINE BELIEVES THE CURRENT
treaty process isn't a fair solution,
though he isn't sure what a workable
alternative might be. What he does
want is for native and non-native people to coexist peacefully and respect
each other's territories, something he
says that native people proposed a
hundred years ago. "We opened the
land up for people to coexist here with
us. And we set aside areas only for the
native people. Gustafsen Lake area
was one of the areas."
Today he's doubtful if such a scenario could work. "Well, I hope that it
could be done. But when you have so
much greed that people are willing to
take everything, take all the timber off the hillside—
without these trees we don't have clear air to
breathe—where you have people claiming to be
theirs all the salmon that comes to spawn in our
rivers, which we take care of."
As he tells me this he looks past me, out the window, to the hills just above his house where the trees
have been clearcut in patches. Where the trees are
gone the hills are light brown, the colour of rock and
sand, after the soil has washed away and nothing
has grown back.
But in the other direction, behind the house, the
ground is fertile. He worked the land behind his
house, growing peas, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes.
He grew them mostly for seed, whichhe then simply
gave away to people, or to Circling Dawn, an organic food supermarket on Commercial Drive.
"I wasn't in it for the money."
To him forming is as much a political action as it
isawayoflife. He grew seed rather than
produce as an action against companies that are putting patents on seeds—
seeds  which   some  farmers  have
already been growing for years. "So that
way they control food production in
this country." It's this way, he says, that
corporate interests gain control of the
land.
But he says he'd rather not talk
about farming, he wants to talk about
IVIlClCllG Cl3SS Wnlte wnats Iomi! down, what's really happening with the politics of this country,
about the coverup of what's being done
to the native people. "Sometimes,
things are not what they appear."
APEC? That's just the start of what the
RCMR the law enforcement are going
to do to this country, he says. The Y2K
bug—why do you think the army is
spending so much money for the turn
of the millenium? "Why are they getting
prepared? Because there may be chaos
in this country."
For him, it all comes back to the
land. It is the land where his ancestors
lived before the white immigrants landed on its fertile shores.
"Everything got stolen from the native people.
Everything in this province has been stolen. Yet, you
see the middle class people saying that we are living
off their backs by collecting welfare. Meanwhile,
they don't even look at where the tax base comes
from. The tax base is where they are living. They are
living on stolen land and stolen resources from the
native people. So the native people are the biggest
taxpayers in the world."
There are so many wrongdoings, he says. The
government, the Department of Indian Affairs, the
churches. He clenches his fists on the table and puts
his head down. "Oh...sometimes I get pissed right
off thinking about the wrongdoings..."
WOLVERINE'S HOUSE IS A HUB OF ACTIVITY. CHILDREN
and grandchildren shout in the next room while a
steady trickle of friends walk through the front door.
The phone rings incessantly, while the microwave
oven beeps in the kitchen.
A toddler bumps up against his chair, so he lifts
his head up and puts the child on his knee. "What
are you doing there boy? Eh?"
This is worse than
APEC because the
colour of our skins is
brown. We don't get
a public inquiry.
people get
sprayed—^ little bit
of pepper spray—
they get a public
inquiry
—Wolverine
He then says that's enough for
today. He doesn't want to talk anymore. I should go. He doesn't say
that, but it's implied. He could say
more, he says, but he'll probably go to
jail for talking to me.
"So if this lands me in jail, now
what's going to happen? Are you going
to send some smokes for me? Eh?" he
says, laughing. Then he says I can bring
him some tobacco tomorrow morning.
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I laugh at this but on the way out the
door his wife tells me, "When you talk to
an elder, you're supposed to bring
tobacco, didn't you know?"
I apologise and tell her that I didn't
THE NEXT MORNING, WHEN I COME TO
take his photo, I hand Wolverine a pack
of cigarettes. Export As. He thanks me
and takes me out to his backyard, where
he points out at the few acres of land he
once farmed. The land is mostly blanketed with snow, but where there isn't
snow—the landscape is still hard.
Everything here is in pale shades of
brown: the short grasses poking up
from the snow, the wooden fences, the
old, weathered houses that seem to be
at the mercy of the landscape rather
than dominating it.
I take my photos and we go back
inside. I ask about his name, what it
means   in   his   language   to   be
Wolverine. "It's a fighter," he tells me
with a pugnacious grin. "Yeah, a warrior. Yeah, I'm a fierce fighter, eh?"
I ask if hell keep fighting and he
says, "Well, I have to. You cannot
make no gains if you are going to
lay down and negotiate. You can't
"We're just like that rug there,"
he says, pointing at the floor.
"People walk all over us in this
country. Yet they don't realise
that they are only visitors in our
homeland, but yet it's the visitors that clean out all the cupboards. We opened the door
to our house."
Another  friend   comes
through the door to pay him
a visit We chat a bit more,
but then we shake hands
and I leave. Outside, I
climb back up the muddy
driveway, away from the
house with the green
roof, to the dirt road that
winds through the land,
beneath the patches of
clearcut, and over the
empty, snow-covered
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Eric the Viking
by Bruce Arthur
Sherlan John has seen this movie before and he didn't like it much the
first time. He has been playing Eric Hinrichsen for years, and like everyone
else who butts heads with UVic's 6'6", 240-pound colossus, he's come out
on the short end. UBC's fourth-year forward estimates that of the ten
or fifteen times he and Hinrichsen have squared off, Big Eric's
teams have come away with all but two or three.
"We didn't beat them at all in high school," laments John. "He
hasn't changed since high school—he used to rebound the same,
runs the court the same—same menace."
This weekend, fourth-place UBC travels to the Island to take
on the first-place Vikes, and the 6'6", 210-pound John will again
lock horns with the biggest Vike of them all. For them, it is an old
story. While John was at Robron Secondary in Campbell River,
BC, Hinrichsen was one year younger and already establishing
himself as a star at Carihi Secondary. So John has often had the
best seat in the house as Big Eric has risen to the apex of
Canadian university basketball.
|| "He's a workhorse, and he knows where to pick his spots to
P    rest," grins John. "His jumping ability is phenomenal—in high
P     school, I had a shot about 15 feet away, and he was way inside the
f     key, and I took the jump shot and he jumped up and [blocked it].
He's a big guy."
That he is. UBC head coach Bruce Enns has been coaching in the
Canada West for 13 years, and he holds the fifth-year Hinrichsen in
the highest regard.
"He's as good as any big guy we've had in this league. Vic's had
some guys in the past—Greg Wilcher who was seven feet tall, and Cord
demons who was seven feet—but Eric at his size is by far the best. He's
6'6" but he might as well be 6'10", 240 pounds. At this point in the season, we're lucky if we have anyone
over 200 pounds."
This season, Hinrichsen has
again been dominant. He won his
second Canada West Player of the
Year award in three seasons, to
go with his CIAU Player of the
Year award in 1997. Eric led        ,.-;
the conference in scoring (21.1
points per game), rebounding (11.6),    |l|j
and steals (3.3). He was also second in field goal percent-   ^H
age (59.1) and even seventh in assists (3.7). ^m
"It just wears on you," sighs Enns. "You work so damn
hard to stop Eric, and it really gets frustrating."
UBC has had some success stopping Eric this season. In
four head-to-head matchups, Hinrichsen has averaged 18.8
points per game and the Vikes have won three times. But he   <
has gotten his points in chunks—10 and 24 in Victoria, then   **
30 and 11 at War Memorial. So while John has averaged 11.3
and six rebounds on his end, he'll have his hands full keeping
Eric at the low end of the scale.
"When he's down, they're pretty terrible [inside]," he says.
"Here, he was out with three fouls on the [Saturday] because I
was driving on him. He's got to play you."
UBC will try again to mire Eric in foul trouble, but it's hard to
do. The alternative, though, is worse.
"The only way you get him off the floor is to get him in foul
trouble, which is very difficult, or to go down by about 20 on
the scoreboard," grimaces Enns. "They really use him well."
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7999 CANADA WEST MEN'S
BASKETBALL ALL-STARS
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kric Hinrichsen, Victoria (unanimous selection)
FIRST TfAM
Eric Hinrichsen, Victoria
Danny Balderson, Lethbridge
Nick Maglisceau, Alberta (unanimous)
Stanleigh Mitchell, UBC
Spencer Holt, Lethbridge
CCUCHOFTHEYEAR
Guy Vetrie, Victoria
SECOND TEAM
Ralph Chillious-Carter, Victoria
Ryan Dunkley, Alberta
Jared Heidinger, Lethbridge
Stephen Parker, Alberta
Brad Gallup, Calgary
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Robbie Green, Victoria THF UBYSSFY ■
Rookies make their mark
MAKING A BIG SPLASH: Both Julie Smulders (left) and Jennifer MacLeod (right) have made their first year a memorable one for the Birds.
RICHARD LAM PHOTO
by Paul Chiarenza
Future editions of the UBC women basketball team may want
to consider changing their colors from blue and gold to silver
and red.
First year sensations Julie Smulders and Jennifer MacLeod
have been two of the most consistent players for the Birds all
season, and last year both donned the red and silver of
Vancouver's Lord Byng Secondary School. Factor in the fact
that Lord Byng head coach Jim Day, last year's provincial
coach of the year, will be joining UBC head coach Deb
Huband as an assistant next season and the T-Birds will have
a very Byng-like feel to them.
Both MacLeod and Smulders have made an immediate
impact on the T-Birds—both are starting, and both were
named to the Canada West All-Rookie team. MacLeod, a 5'10"
post who plays about 6'3", is averaging 8.7 points per game
(16th in the conference) along with 4.3 rebounds (10th). She is
also in the Canada West top ten in field goal percentage, free
throw percentage, and points per minute. MacLeod has
turned more than a few heads with her physical play this season, and one of the people most impressed with her success is
teammate and Canada West Player of the Year Jessica Mills.
"That girl is unbelievably strong—you can't push her
around," enthuses the fourth-year Mills. "And on offence, she
will draw the foul every time. I've never seen another post be
able to draw fouls the way that she can."
But MacLeod herself is not surprised. She has been playing
university-style basketball on the senior team at Lord Byng
since grade nine (lending her the nickname "Junior"), and
credits the CIAU's grinding style for the easy transition.
"I really like the physical style of play," she says. "In high
school, the refs call too many fouls. At first I didn't play very
well at all [at UBC], I was nervous. Once I started to relax and
decided to just go out and play, I did fine."
Although the success of MacLeod has been somewhat of a
surprise, it has not been as surprising
as the 25 minutes a game that Smulders
has received. While MacLeod was lacing up her first pair of high-tops,
Smulders was still tying up her soccer
cleats. In fact, she didn't even consider
playing basketball at the next level until
the summer of 1997 when she landed a
spot along side MacLoed on the BC
Under-17 Provincial team.
"Before the [U-17 camp] she was a
good player, but at that tryout—I don't
know what happened, but she just
exploded," says MacLeod. "I'm not surprised at the minutes she's getting. Her
defence has been great all along and
that's what's kept her in there. She's
going to be a great leader for our team."
Defence has been the key for
Smulders—she is averaging close to
two steals a game, which places her in
the top ten in the league. And it was at
that U-17 tryout camp that Smulders
learned that she really could play at the
next level.
"After making that team, I got into
basketball as more of a competitive
thing," smiles Smulders. "I thought if I
could do this well in this sport—that's
when I fell in love with it."
Mills also sees a tremendous future
for Smulders who has responded to the
difficult role of point guard with surprising ease.
"The thing that impresses me the
most about Julie is that nothing fazes
her," says Mills. "Plus, the girl's got
skills."
Smulders is the first to admit that gaining the poise to earn
the starting spot, after UBC opened the season 0-6, took a little while.
"I learned to be more patient on offense and not to panic,"
says Smulders. "At the start of the year you're so wound up and
everything is so fast and so different, it took turnover after
turnover, I think I've gained more leadership over the year."
This weekend at UVic, the T-Birds are going to need their
fab first-years to be on their game if they hope to upset the
conference-leading Vikings in the Canada West semi-final. But
MacLeod thinks it is definitely a winnable series.
"We know that we can play with them. We match up really
well against them, [and] if we can control the tempo and control the boards, we should beat them. We did that last time and
it worked out well."
But even if the Birds come home empty handed from
Victoria this weekend, players like Jen MacLeod and Julie
Smulders make UBC's future look very bright indeed.»>
BOA Canada West Player of the Year
by Bruce Arthur
Jessica Mills arrived at UBC from
Stanstead, Quebec with a lot of red hair, a
suitcase full of potential, and a long way to
go. Well, this year she got there.
Mills, nicknamed "Big Orphan Annie"
(Boa for short), was named the Canada
West Player of the Year this week, garnering 47 of a possible 50 points in a vote
among the league's coaches. And she
couldn't be more surprised.
"I hadn't even thought about it," she
said. "I can see why I would be an All-
Star...but comparing me to other players
in the league, I can't see why they'd pick
me over [University of Calgary forward]
Leighann Doan, who played national
team last summer."
This year, Boa has torn through the
Canada West, scoring more points in a single season than any player in UBC history.
She has averaged 17 points per game in 20
Canada West games (the third-highest
scoring average in the conference) while
shooting a league-leading 59.7 per cent
from the field along with 4.7 rebounds per
game (eighth).
Of course, the entire season has been
all about Boa. The 6'1" forward has potted
581 points in 32 games (18.1 per game) to
break former teammate Roj Johal's 1989
record of 574 in 34 contests. She is without
a doubt UBC's primary weapon—UBC's
second-leading scorer, first-year forward
Jen MacLeod, was only 16th in conference
scoring at 8.7 points per game.
"Vic has their weapons spread out, and
Alberta has [All-Canada West guard Cathy]
Butlin, [All-Canada West post Jackie]
Simon, [second team All-Canada West forward Rania] Burns, and Calgary has [second team All-Canada West forward
Mariana] Raguz and Doan," said UBC head
coach Deb Huband. "We have Jessica."
Mills has assumed a leadership role this
year after deferring to her senior teammates in years past. Of course, it helps that
she doesn't have any senior teammates.
But the team's fresh faces are quickly acclimating to their new captain.
"Playing defence against her and
offence against her—that's taught me a
lot," said MacLeod. "When the ball goes
into her, something good's going to happen."
But praise like that never seems to seep
into Boa, as she is still as unassuming and
humble as can be. She does,
however, realise how far she's
come from Quebec.
"I think the biggest way
I've improved is just confidence," she says, appropriately enough, with confidence. "As soon as I got the
confidence to play and be
comfortable on the court, I
was finally able to live up to
my potential."
Potential was always the
key word with Mills—last
year she began to really blossom on the court, averaging
15.8 points per game on 58.2
shooting and was named a
second-team Canada West
Ali-Star. This year, though,
the leap was well and truly
made.
"Everyone's always said,
'she could be such a a good
player, she's got so much
potential,'—and it's nice to
finally live up to that. To
actually prove that they were
right."*>
BIG ORPHAN ANNIE: Jessica Mills received 47 of a possible
50 points to win the Canada West Player of the year, richard
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INTHEBUUE-AND-GOLD CORNER: The UBCThunderbinis,
15-3, first place in the Canada West, defending Canada West
champions, ranked number one in Canada.
IN THE GOLD-AND-GREEN CORNER: The University of
Alberta Pandas, 13-5, second in the Canada West, four-time
defending national champions, ranked number three in
Canada.
WHERE AND WHEN: War Memorial Gym, Games 1 and 2
Friday and Saturday, 7pm, Game 3 (if necessary) Sunday, 2 pm
WHAT'S AT STAKE: The 1999 Canada West championship and
likely the number one seed in the CIAU championships, held
March 5-7 in Edmonton, Alberta.
THE RIVALRY: Oh, there is a river of blood here. Alberta has
ended the Birds' season the last three years: in 1996, UBC fell
in five grueling sets in the Canada West finals and in 1997 in
five sets in the championship game. UBC did manage to
sweep the Pandas in Alberta in last year's Canada West finals,
but then met their archrivals in the national semifinals and
lost in—you guessed it—five sets.
HEAD-TO-HEAD: The two teams split four matches this
season: Alberta swept UBC in Edmonton to open the season by scores of 3-2 (15-9,11-15,15-9,10-15,15-11) and 3-
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Birds repaid the favour at home, pounding the Pandas 3-0
{15-11, 15-4, 15-13) and 3-1 (15-1, 9-15, 15-13, 15-4) to
reascend to the top spot.
WHO'S WHO: An eye-popping eight first and second team
All-Stars will be in the starting lineups: power Bart) Bellini,
middle Joanne Ross, power Sarah Maxwell, and middle Janna
Lunam for UBC; setter Christy Torgerson, power Maria
Wahlstrom, middle Heather Buckmaster, and Hayer of the
Year Jenny Cartmell for the Pandas.
THE NEXT ROUND: Both teams are ensured of a place in the
CIAUs in Edmonton next week, but the winner this weekend
will probably get the number one seed. And with the history
here, ilijs'll be a barnburner.
QUOTABLE: "Every time we play Alberta it's very personal.
If s really hard to lose to them—more than any other team"
—Barb Bellini
THE CALL- UBC hasn't lost at home all season, so don't expect
them to start now. War Memorial should be rocking, the Birds
will be cooking, and we'll see you in Edmonton next weekend.
UBC in two. ♦ THE UBYSSEY .FRIDAY FEBRU!
Sometime in May, 1992, author Arth i
hv Tr.U+t 7rsin>rir*iJjlte.ryiew with Mineko Iwasaki, who
oy JOnn Z^aOZimyGolden calls her "one of the last g|
Golden everything he needed, every
Story. Golden then ventured home to' the United iH
States, sat down and reassembled her stories
Those stories, along with some of his own idei
became his new, fictional narrative. It became the
story of Sayuri, a nine-year-old girl taken fron
impoverished parents and sold into slavery to i
prominent geisha house. She works her way intc
the world of geisha, learning the 'craft' and having
to manipulate and subtly strategise her every move
Somehow, with Memoirs of a Geisha, |
Golden manages to recreate the world oj |
the geisha and draw the reader into the
intricate web of the unspoken dramas thai 1
lie behind the tea ceremonies and elaboM
rate fashions. It's a world strangely out of time
an island stubbornly stuck in the past while the res
of the world changes rapidly.
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8 MM
Opens today
At theatres everywhere
by Vince Yim
Someone please tell me why David Fincher didn't direct |
this one.
8 MM stars Nicolas Cage as Tom Watts, a private I
investigator who is called in after an elderly woman discovers her late husband owned an 8mm film depicting
a teenage girl being raped and murdered. While such
footage can easily be staged, Watts' task is two-fold: to
find out if the footage is real, and to find out who is
responsible, if the footage is real. To do this, Watts must
delve into the world of underground porn where moving images of any deviant sexual act can be obtained for
the right price. While Watts' task is difficult, maintaining |
his grip on his morals and sanity will be even harder.
The film has a lot of promise, mostly due to the clout I
achieved by the screenwriter, Andrew Kevin Walker, best
known for his collaboration with director David Fincher
on the dark and disturbing Se7en. But this fe, with '
director Joel Schumacher at the helm, anything can
happen.
While many are still stinging from the atrocity known
as Batman and Robin, Schumacher has proven himself |
to be a capable film director, with such inventive films
as The Lost Boys and Falling Down. But after watching
this film, the question still remains: where was David
im
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pmpletely vanished J
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Sayuri makes are
miniscule ones, forcing the reader tc
hang on and bear
the patience that
Golden so accurately
describes. Unlike
most Western novels
(and make no mistake, though Golden
Iknows his topic thoroughly, this is still a Western novel), Memoirs of a Geisha moves with great trepidity, only
I advancing the plot when it's very necessary. Most of the time is spent explaining the situation, explaining the
I tradition, explaining everything. It's almost as if Memoirs of a Geisha is split between being a guidebook on
I geisha and a novel. Still, unlike most authors of historical fiction, Golden never loses sight of the fact that his
I novel is a novel, not an essay.
While this novel proves Golden is a talented historian and author, he sometimes loses sight of his characters
I because of his devotion to advancing both the plot and the reader's knowledge of geisha (and, by extension,
I Japanese) culture. Most of the characters in the book are reduced to single dimensions and with little motiva-
Ition. And it's extremely hard to stomach a book that purports to chronicle an entire life, yet is filled with char-
| acters who remain exactly the same at the end as they were at the beginning.
Still, Memoirs of a Geisha is one of the most creative, original and informative books to make the bestsellers
I charts in a long time, and the fact that Steven Spielberg is making it into his next film should ensure that aArthur
I Golden becomes a household name soon enough. And, happily, his is one case where the fame is well
|deserved.«>
While the dark atmospl
Fincher?
Fincher's harrowing style was especially suited to the dark and disturbing nature of Walker's screenplay in
|Se7en, and the end result was a powerful psychological
I thriller that had an extremely unsettling effect on the
I audience. Unfortunately, one would be hard pressed to
|find that in 8 MM.
While the dark atmosphere of 8 MM is firmly estab
I fished, the film is ultimately haphazardly paced, wii
I most storyline elements simply tacked on. The serial killer
j I bJ depicted in the film comes off as very non-threatening,
tyUt aI Ler MfatCtl%tl£[ tllXS me characters leave the audience emotionally detached,
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YPtn/JltlX* WfrlPYP VUflG humourous moment. At least one Hollywood insider
IVtlllUJlS* *\jfj*^ U      ? rePort states that Walker was displeased with the direction
UOWd rXlftCner* of the film and wished for his name to be taken off the
credits. Unfortunately for him, that never happened.
I   wanted   to   enjoy   this   movie.   I   really   did.
Unfortunately, the film fails to match up to the high standards set up by Walker's screenplay for Se7en. And while 8
\mM isn't completely unwalchable, it certainly isn't mem
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Ifs last Aug
and I'm inside
James church,
listening to
Bernard Bu
Bernard, formerly of U
band Suede, is^  7
auressivelv    ■ c'mme
...   ,   yAt the Vogue
explaining to mej ^eatre   s
the various rea-peb 2fi arMj 2?
sons why he could care less for what
think of him. He is quite piss
Earlier in the day, while walking down Broadway to get some food, he was
attacked by an overly enthusiastic fan who shrieked, "Bernie!" and shoved
a load of Suede material into his hands for autographing purposes. It's
Bernard, you see, never Bernie.
Suddenly, in the middle of this heated 'discussion,' Bernard suddenly
pauses. He's listening to Emm Gryner, who's opening for him tonight. She's
soundchecking in the room next door and her voice is floating through the
wall and hanging over everything. With a grin, Bernard turns and says, "She
really has a beautiful voice, don't you think?"
That night, Emm would perform for the packed house and completely
conquer. Onstage with only a mediocre synthesiser, Emm's songs overpower everything: the usual opening band chatter, the odd venue, even
Bernard Butler's forceful and emotional performance. When she performs
a cappella for "This Mad," the entire audience is so still and silent that you
could hear a pin drop from the last pew in the church.
Four months later when I bring up that performance, Emm simply says,
"Yeah, that was a good show." But, still, I can almost hear the satisfied smile
that she must have on, three time zones away in Toronto.
Emm Gryner is the subject of a major media push. She's up for a luno
for Best New Artist, glamorously pictured in a new advertising campaign by her label, and doing fashion shoots for Access magazine.
She's got a hit single, "Summerlong," a load of appearances on talk shows,
as well as a busy touring schedule. It's a long way from the small town of
Forest, Ontario where Emm grew up and where, at 17, she decided that
music was what she was going to do.
Going through various high school and college bands, she ended up in
Toronto and decided to make a
label, Dead Daisy Records.
Releasing her indie debut LH
cover tunes in 1996, she also pui
showcased other independent ar
puts it, "I started it to put out n
turned into me trying to help out
ting started."
Other attempts to connect wi
least initially. Asking Emm about
be in New Jersey, she admits that
Michael Murphy. (So that crazed
Emm replies, laughing. "I like to ]
Searching for a manager, thoi
posed it was going to.
"I met him [Murphy] after I'd
here in Toronto," Emm relates,
whatever CD I had out at the tirm
one guy, who said that he ate all 1
It was Original Leap Year that |
recording budget in hand, Emm ]
it wasn't until she took a trip to Ei
(Midnight Oil, Matthew Good Bar
with. Working in London, Emm r
Leap Year and recorded five more
The front cover of Public has
Square—"It was Michael's idea to pick
it's such a public place," she says—anc
peeking out from crowds of people t
didn't really find it too weird," Emm
which had her working with famec
Clinch (Blind Melon, Radiohead, R.E
public that anything goes in that plac
the corner and people who are too b
was this constant flow of energy and f
Public itself is an odd album, a n
songs that demonstrably rock and th
emotional piano songs that Emm r
Church. Most of the songs that worl
pulled off with equal grace on record,
ticularly "This Mad" and "The End," i
territory by over-production. The pur
ones that are getting radio-play, don't THE UBYSSFYl
ROM THE PAST SOUNDTRACK
wtgtit, I have a little game I want everyone to play. First, you
to steal the soundtrack for Blast From the Past, preferably from a suburban Music World (for the love of God, don't
buy it). Next it's time for skill-testing questions. For novices,
try to predict when the contemporary rock numbers are
going to go from quiet to loud and then, like clockwork, back
to quiet. S' fun.
For intermediates, try to guess when the next swing track
will come up in the song order. Remember, you're looking for
multi-demographic appeal here. Finally, for advanced participants, figure out what manner of blackmail was used to get
R.E.M. to allow "It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And
I Feel Fine)" to be used for such a shoddy project.
^JThe album opens with Tommy Hendrickson's "I See The
Sun — a timely reminder of why I stopped listening to CFOX.
With a voice that sounds like Corey Hart passing a kidney
CHOICE
Feb 24
Atthe Vancouver East Cultural Centre
by Nicholas Bradley
at people
issed off.
As yet another funk-metal band was singing yet
ilB£liiW!el'*30ng about the evils of the media, the
fifth annual Rock for Choice benefit was looking
to be a long night. But headliners Sleater-Kinney
ended the show with a powerful set of jangling
guitar lines and biting melodies that made all
that death-funk worthwhile. And though the
other bands at this fundraiser for local abortion
clinics were all well received, this was mostly due
to the fact that the crowd was remarkably polite
and well-mannered.
Opener Ersatz was a woman with an accordion backed by a screechy guitar player. The two
of them made noisy, woozy soundscapes for half
an hour before the next band, Web, started playing what the program called "death metal meets
jazz meets funk." I guess that's an okay description, though the program also calls them the
most underrated band in Vancouver and I'm not
so sure about that. But they got the hippie kids
nake a go of it, eventually starting up her own dancing, so what do I know?
3- Submission Hold (the second band on the bill
jbut Ii> Original Leap Year and later an EP of wjth a flute player) played political punk that I
also put out another EP, Sodium Rainbow, that realised I liked more and more as each song by
ident artists Emm felt deserved attention. As she me next band passed by. Che: Chapter 127 sound
it out my own records, and since then it's just a iot ifre a watered-down Rage Against the
lelp out songwriters and artists who are just get- Machine, without the benefit of paid sound engineers. But if grindy, metal-influenced hardcore
meet with the industry weren't as successful, at and repeated complaints about the sound sys-
i about her fan club's PO Box, which happens to tem -ls your j^d 0f thing, you>d probably like
fits that it's actually frequented by her manager, them.
t crazed fans attack him instead of you? "Yeah,"     There were some early highlights. Thee
like to put his life on the line.") Goblins, featuring UBC's own Nardwaur the
rer, though, didn't work out the way she'd sup- Human Serviette on organ and Scott Livingstone
of the Evaporators on drums, grunted, hopped,
after I'd gone through all the major manager s ^ chanted their way through a condensed set
-elates. "I sent everyone a basket of fruit with with an emphasis on audience participation,
the time and no one called back. Except for this jhee Discoblins—Thee Goblins, plus a guitar
ate all the fruit but he didn't like my music." and a bsiss, all gone disco—added blue vinyl
■ar that got her a deal with Mercury records and, pants to the equation. After the show Nardwuar
, Emm prepared to get back into the studio. But said t0 watch out for Thee Gothblins and The
rip to England and met producer Warne Livesay Technoblins. You've been warned,
ood Band) that she found somebody she clicked ^d Kinnie Starr made a surprise three-song
Emm reworked seven of the songs off Origina/appearanCe, doing her chunk-hop thing to a
ve more for her Mercury debut, Public. crowd mat wanted more.
blic has Emm in the middle of a hectic Times
i to pick Times Square, because    They're full of overwrought guitar layers, heavy drums and
big, strong pop hooks. It's still a great album, though, with
enough quality songs to sweep most records off their feet
t's a good time to be a female artist. They're cleaning up
both on the sales charts and at the awards shows. Sarah,
Tori, Fiona, Celine, Madonna, Jewel, Lauryn and extended
company are all making the music world a more friendly place
for female artists who want to get that A&R person to give their
demo a listen. And then there's Lilith Fair, at which Emm has
performed for the last years.
Emm seems cool to the whole idea of a 'Female
Revolution,' saying that, "Yeah, I found [Lilith Fair] to be a positive experience," but sounding not quite convinced about the
entire thing. "I think the idea of it was something that worried
me," she says, "just because I'm not really one to focus on the
gender of music; I like to focus on the quality of music, you
know? Whenever there's an all-female thing, or an all-male
ys—and interior photos see her
people too occupied to care. "I
" Emm says of the experience,
t famed photographer Danny
;ad, R.E.M.). "It's so hectic and
hat place. People preaching on
re too busy to stop and look. It
gy and freaks."
nm, a mixture of guitar-driven
i: and the sort of quiet, overtly
Emm performed in St James
tat worked well in concert are
record, although a couple, par-
! End," get pulled into maudlin
The punchier guitar songs, the
ly, don't come off quite as well.
li
stone, the song is grating to say the least. Also dismal is "Pretty
Babies" by Dishwalla, who again confirm themselves as the
worst band on Earth that gets radio play (take that, Eve6!). You
know it's going to be a treat when the opening lyric is
"Everything about the world is sex." Wow. Thanks, guys.
Another sore point is the gimmicky addition of swing acts,
which smells like teen posturing. Yes, the film is about Brendan
Fraser's character being raised in seclusion since 1962, but
bands like the Cherry Poppin' Daddies insist they're '90s bands
with a "punk ethos." That's crap, of course, but it also means
that by their own standards they shouldn't be on this album.
The only swing band here who could salvaged something
would be the Squirrel Nut Zippers. However, their track "Trou
Macaq" sounds an awful lot like their 1996 hit "Hell," so even
they're a disappointment. What's a critic to do? Well, not everything here is this terrible.
Perry Como manages to croon the pants off of the Daddies'
Steve Perry on a gently chugging version of Peggy Lee's "It's A
Good Day." Everclear, much to my chagrin, are very catchy
But as Lou Barlow says, Gimme indie rock! (and   somewhat  tender)
And Sleater-Kinney did. The dreadlocks disap-with "I Will Buy You A New
pearedandthefrontrowwassuddenlyailledwithLife.'' And the R.E.M. clas-
bleached hair and Bikini Kill t-shirts. sic, "It's The End Of The
In Vancouver for the first time in over a year, World..." blows away
Olympia's Sleater-Kinney turned down an offer everyone. As to how this
from the Starfish Room to play this benefit, and song ever found such com-
seemed genuinely happy to be there, as well as pany is a mystery. Please,
pretty impressed at how good they sounded. for your own sake, pick up
The band, signed to indie label Kill Rock Stars, Document or Eponymous
broke up the set of songs from their brand-new instead,
album, The Hot Rock, with crowd favourites like Now kids, it's time for
"I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone" from Call the part three of our little
Doctor and "Words + Guitar" from Dig Me Out. game. Take your freshly
The band played turned-up, sped-up versions of stolen copy of the Blast
the new songs, which on the album sound sparer From the Past soundtrack
and more complex than the old material, before and find ye old soldering
finishing up with the sing-along "Little Babies." gun. Now see how long it
The interlocking vocals and guitar lines of takes for the CD to melt.
Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein worked per- Trust me, it's the most
fectly, inspiring Brownstein to show off her com- enjoyable way to experi-
plete repertoire of rock star moves, hopping ence this album.<«
around the stage like a decades-younger-and-
cooler Keith Richards, bouncing off the drum kit,
and doing her best Pete Townshend imitation.
And best of all, Sleater-Kinney didn't have a
single metal riff in the whole set ♦
—Duncan M. McHugh
thing, I kind of have doubts about it. But after being a part of it, it changed
my mind about that. It showed me that these musicians and these singers
and these artists are really talented and there's a lot of positive energy
about that."
Then there's the question of why there's a need for Lilith Fair. Looking at
the top artists reveals a plethora of all-male bands (U2, REM, The
Wallflowers, Counting Crows, etc.) and a plethora of female solo artists
(Celine Dion, Lauryn Hill, Madonna, Jewel, etc.), but few of the opposite.
Why are there so few females in most bands and where are all the all-
female bands? And, by extension, where are all the male singer /songwriters?
"I kind of talked that about with the guys I play with," Emm says, "and
the only thing I can come up with is that maybe it has to do with the public perception of men and women. I find that there's a lot of solo male
artists that don't get brought the proper attention because people have an
easier time accepting a guy singing in a band. As opposed to a guy who
goes up there and bears his soul all by himself. And for some reason, it's
more accepted for a woman to do that."
So that's what Emm's been doing. Out promoting Public, she's been
criss-crossing North America, opening on four different tours: the
Cardigans, Spirit of the West, Bernard Butler and the Philosopher Kings.
Now she's coming back to town, opening yet again, this time for Mad Mad
World rocker Tom Cochrane at the Vogue Theatre on February 26 and 27.
Opening for many artists, each quite divergent from the others, has resulted in "very different audiences" says Emm.
"[But] it's been interesting this year. I've been able to tour with four different bands and artists, and each audience is very different. But there
seems to be a large contingent that actually pay attention."
After charming Tom Cochrane's audience, and, inevitably, doing a great
deal more touring and promotional work for Public, Emm is set to head
back into the studio to work on its follow-up. It's a third written, she says,
and it'll be different. "With Public, I knew what kind of record I wanted to
make, and that was because my songs had been lying around for a while
and I knew what to do with them." But she's hesitant to talk about the next
one, worried about jinxing it.
"I mean, I equally know what kind of record I want to make," she
explains, "but I know a little bit better. Like, it's going to be less sort of..."
Emm stops herself, puzzled. "Well, I don't know," she admits with a laugh,
"See, I don't even know what I'm talking about." Whatever it is, though, it
should be good. Catch Emm Gryner now, so you can say you saw her back
when.«> 1 0 THE UBYSSEY* FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26. iggg
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It was clear from the very beginning of the
night that Vengerov was an artist of the highest
calibre, and as he started the evening with
Brahms' Sonata No. 2 in A major, it was obvious
that his technical precision was matched only by
the sheer lyrical beauty of his performance.
Vengerov quickly contrasted the wistfulness of
Brahms with Prokofiev's Sonata No. 1 in F minor.
Composed in the USSR during World War II, the
sonata reflected the brutality of that time and
place. Want to hear the piece? Just close your eyes
and think of hope trying to survive in a Stalinist
gulag or on a snowy battlefield. Vengerov proceeded to play the piece with a requisite anger
and hopelessness that filled the Orpheum's vast
space. This was one piece you wouldn't want to
linger in your mind for too long, and it didn't,
considering what was to come.
The second half was when a lasting impression was made. The later program, heavy in
Spanish and Gypsy-influenced music, stood in
obvious opposition to the Russian nihilism that
ended the first half.
This was music that was hot-
blooded, that was alive. And
Vengerov embodied this as well.
He played Ravel's Gypsy-tinged
Tzigane with an up-tempo
warmth and liveliness, while
Rachmaninov's beautiful Vocalise
was performed evocatively and
lushly.	
VIOLIN VIRTUOSO: Vengerov wowed crowds Tueday at the
Orpheum with a wide-ranging repertoire .
Officially ending his concert with Franz
Waxman's Carmen Fantasy, he gave the recognisable Carmen melodies a light and humorous
touch, and made them a pleasure for the ears.
And at the end of the night, after three or four
enormously-appreciated encores, he finally left the stage. Looking up at the
ecstatic Vancouver crowd he smiled, tapped lighdy on his watch, as though indicating that "time was up," and that, sadly, we would no longer be in his company. It's a mark of his great talent that the performance felt far too brief.»>
KULA SHAKER-PEASANTS, PIGS AND ASTRONAUTS.
[Columbia Recordsl
What do Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts have in common? Or, for that mutter, what are sitars, harmonicas
and bagpipes doing in the hands of these yobbosV This second release by England's Kula Shaker doesn't
have any definite answers to these question-., but it's a good ride nevertheless. A bumpy ride, but a good
ride.
You just have to picture yourself lounging in the back of the gaudiest gypsy caravan, on a tour of the
world's parties. You arrive first in the Colonies, at a Mardi Gras festival that's already in full
swing. Blaring trumpets and garish costumes bombard your senses, while tracks like "SOS" and "108
Batties" blast your brain widi rock opera-like attitude. You can do no less than prance.
Afterwards, exhausted, you settle down into a nest of soiled, silken pillows. The sweet, soft
rhythms of "I'm Still F fere," and "Shower Your Love" wash through what fuzzy remnants survived between
your ears, and you're praying that someone will bring you a glass of water.
Instead. Kula Shaker mercilessly serve up more party material, with "Mystical Machine Gun" and "Great
Hosannah." Yes, you're in the old country now, but there's not going to be any running through the rolling
green hills, my little friend. Instead you're writhing around on the sweaty dance floor of a London
night club that's pulsating with the hard rock undertones of these two instant classics.
In "Great Hosannah," lead singer/guitarist Crispian Mills begs you to keep going: "There may be trouble up ahead. Will we be sleeping in our beds. Or will we ARISE, to a new World?" Yeah, come on, buddy!
Get witii die party!
Later on, back in the caravan, the mood is subdued. Lack of sleep and grievous substance abuse
are taking their toll. Now the soft Eastern musical textures of tracks like "Time Worm," "Namami-Nanda-
nandana," and "Radhe Radhu" enter the caravan's musty confines, and mix together in your groggy, drug-
addled mind. Outside, you think you see the Beatles runnning down the street in long white robes. They're
chasing after Ravi Shankar and shouting Hindi chants in bad Liverpool accents! It's all too much, and you
find yourself passing out.
Once you have fully recovered from the initial, dangerous effects of such an eclectic album, once you've
adequately prepared yourself for where its diverse influence-, are going to take vou, vou might find yourself actually beginning to enjoy a listen. lust in moderation though, please.*
-Tom Peacock THE UBYSSEY
CARTOON-TOONAGE
[EMI/FLEX]
It's music like this that makes me glad I don't have MuchMusic anymore.
Reviewing an album by a European techno-pop band along the lines of Prozzak and Aqua leaves much difficulty for music
reviewers. Unless the reviewer is already quite fond of such music, listening to the music isn't any adventure; it's more of an
exercise in determining one's pain threshold.
The Cartoons are one such group, clearly geared towards music videos with high production values and sick-
eningly upbeat tunes. This is a group where image clearly does matter. They all wear really funky costumes
and they all play really bizarre looking instruments (the guitarist known as "Shooter" plays a guitar
shaped like a pistol).
And, non-music-related notes aside, sugary does not even begin to describe their music.
Saccharine is a more appropriate term for the cringe-inducing mix that the Cartoons
describe as "techno-billy." The songs are sickeningly upbeat and extremely repeti-
e. Combining fast Euro-dance beats with slightly interesting guitar work,
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records are, at best, patchy and, at worst, completely
unlistenable. Unlike soundtracks, where there's usually some
'theme' or attempt at one, compilations are usually a grouping of disparate
artists bound together by a common cause.
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■promote the campaign to "free the weed,
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your head before long, even if you know that you'll have to brush your teeth
afterwards.
Despite the criticisms, the musicians do not take themselves seriously,
which is actually quite a good thing. They're free to experiment and
liberally borrow, a tendency that shows up in songs like "Witch
Doctor," a techno-pop cover of David Seville's classic
(though the song's vaunted origins don't make it any
annoying). Still, the Cartoons have an acces
sible style that will certainly appeal to a
large audience, although the more dis
criminating listener may wish to
them at a great dis
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you've got everything from the funk-soul-rap of the
Fun Lovin' Criminals to the country musings of Willie
Nelson. And then there's speed thrashers Jimmie's Chicken Shack and
alterna-victims Letters to Cleo (remember them?)
Of course, inevitably, there's a few fine songs on the album. Vic Chesnutt turns in a
classic Vic song, all joke and rambled lyrics. Too bad it's only one and a half minutes long. Dar
Williams and Willie Nelson virtually leak folkish sincerity, while the Fun Lovin' Criminals put out a beati
ful slow ride of song in "Smoke 'Em" (as in "Smoke 'em, smoke 'em if you got 'em. If you don't, then you hit rock bot
torn"). And Spearhead, pulling off a brilliant cover of an obscure tune called "The Joker," almost single-handedly makes
Hempilation 2 worth purchasing. Almost.
Too bad the rest of the album is boring. There's silly little efforts by legends Mike Watt and George Clinton, and a whole host
of moronic songs by bands that seemed to have crawled out from the nearest bar. The worst are the attempts to revitalise old
60s dope-smoking tunes "Don't Bogart Me (That Joint)" and "One Toke Over the Line" by, respectively, Robert Bradley's
Blackwater Surprise and The Rainmakers with Brewer and Shipley. Not that it matters ,'cause they were wretched songs then
and they're wretched now.
Oh well. Purchase at your own risk, and, if you should pick up Hempilation 2, be prepared to use the skip button with extreme
prejudice.*
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CASA does circles
over loss of Hoops
by Krishna Lalbiharie
The Manitoban
WINNIPEG—Hoops Harrison cited "personal reasons" this week for his
recent and sudden departure as national director of CASA, the Canadian
Alliance of Student Associations.
"The organisation is in fine shape. The reasons why I'm leaving aren't that
important. It's really insignificant in the big picture of things," Harrison said.
But there is speculation from within the organisation that Harrison was
dissatisfied with the organisation's movement towards 'progressive' lobbying.
While CASAs established mandate provides for lobbying of issues exclusively germane to post-secondary education accessibility and financing, the
association has recently indicated a willingness to address issues from a
grassroots perspective.
Harrison claims, however, that he had no problems with the new
direction.
"CASA is constantly changing and is reflective of the changing concerns of students. The
direction of the organisation
and the fact that I'm leaving
have nothing to do with each
other," he said
But Andrea Wenham, vice-
president external of the
University of New Brunswick
Students' Union, a CASA-
aligned school, said Harrison's
resignation may in part be due
to his disfavour of CASAis shifting focus and potential structural reorganisation.
"I don't think that as a whole the organisation is moving towards addressing activist issues, but some ideas were raised at the last national conference
about developing what some may consider, a more activist approach to lobbying, which we currently don't do," Wenham said.
"I think Hoops has a slightly different idea than what the majority of
CASA now wants—a more comprehensive and broader view of how to lobby
and who we should represent. There are certain people in CASA, he's not the
only one, who tend to dismiss ideas that aren't exactly the same as theirs,"
she added.
The national chairperson of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS),
Elizabeth Carlyle, notes that Harrison's departure may lead to a movement
towards addressing broader student issues, but is skeptical of CASA developing an effective lobbying strategy.
"They can talk all they want about doing grassroots work, engaging in
demonstrations, but their bylaws are very clear in stating their membership
is comprised of student councils and not the students themselves and so
you can only get so close to the grassroots with that kind of structure," she
said.
Considered rival organisations among student lobbyists, the CFS and
CASA have maintained a tenuous relationship since the early 1990s, often a
function of perceived political party alignments and their respective
approaches to lobbying.
Andrea Pratt, a CASA delegate and director of student relations for the
University of Manitoba Students' Union, defends CASAs record, particularly with respect to its work on needs assessment and tax relief on student
loans, and its discussions with the Social Union and the Council of Ministers
on Education in Canada
Pratt added, "If CASA is moving in a different direction now and if that's
why Hoops is leaving, T think that's honourable of him. What couldbe hetter
for an organisation than for someone like that to step aside and make room
for someone else who likes the new direction?"
Harrison said he will return to school in Alberta this fall. An election for a
new national director is scheduled for March 9.
"I'm really pleased with CASA, where ifs sitting and the potential that it
has," said Harrison. "It does sadden me to think that even now, detractors
and naysayers are looking for some sinister spin on what is the most personal decision and in fact a very natural progression in student politics."*
"The new direction of the
organisation and the fact
that I'm leaving have
nothing to do with each
other."
-Hoops Harrison,
former national
director of CASA THE UBYSSEY . FRIDAY.
Take it or leave
UBC HOUSING: Housing officials lend a sympathetic ear to T-Bird residents, but refuse to
budge on compensation offer, tara westover photo
by Douglas Quan
Another student said
the 10 per cent cut was
"like rubbing salt into a
festering wound."
The students also
pointed out that they really
weren't getting a 10 per
cent cut since rent goes up
each year. (According to
UBC Housing assistant
director of residence
administration Bob
Frampton, there will be an
increase of two per cent
this May.)
But UBC Housing officials, while acknowledging
that the repairs will be dis-
Tuptive7"would nor budge^
on the compensation offer.
"If you don't think that's
fair...look at the other
options," said UBC lawyer
Mark Crosbie.
Housing officials
reminded   students   that
Thunderbird residents say a 10 per cent reduction in rent
doesn't come close to compensating them for the
headaches they'll endure when their homes undergo extensive repairs this summer.
An engineering consultant's report
last year revealed that the year-round
residence suffers from the 'leaky condo
syndrome'—a situation where water
penetrates the exterior walls and rots
the interior structure, eventually rendering the residence uninhabitable.
As a result, UBC Housing issued a letter this month to Thunderbird's 800 student residents, explaining that all buildings in the residence will have to undergo an estimated $5 million in repairs.
The letter stated that all affected residents will receive a 10 per cent drop in
rent for six months once the renovations begin on their particular block.
But at a public meeting with UBC
Housing officials last Tuesday night,
many Thunderbird residents said the
rent reduction just didn't cut it. They referred to those parts of
the letter which said that the reconstruction will be noisy,
dusty and intrusive, and could involve the temporary relocation of some residents.
"[Home] is where I work," said one frustrated graduate
student.
0
they do have priority transfer status within the housing system if they want to relocate—although those wishing to
transfer back will not be given special status.
As of yesterday, only one student had asked the housing
office to be relocated.
Meanwhile, UBC lawyers
would neither confirm nor deny
this week that they were going to
incorporate the discovery of the
building envelope failure in litigation the university was already
involved in with the project's
original contractor FW
Hearn/Actes.
In 1996, FW Hearn/Actes
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against UBC for $6.5 million in
damages arising from extra work
and a nine-month delay in the
completion of the project.
In response, UBC issued a
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alleging deficiencies and delays in the performance of work.
(In one instance, UBC withheld $128,000 because of deficiencies with the third-floor walkways.)
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A Black mark
on journalism
by Sarah Galashan
The BC Press Council has dismissed complaints against
newspaper publisher David Black for his anti-Nisga'a
Treaty editorial policy.
In a written statement released this week, the publicly-funded press council said Black, who owns over 60
community newspapers across the province, has simply
"exercised the hard won right to express opinions."
The council wrote that while the move was controversial and unpopular with some, Black has permitted
pro-Nisga'a Treaty opinions to be printed on the letters
"We've had probably dozens of Icticrs lo the editor on
this," confirmed Bill Phillips, editor of the Williams Lake
Tribune, a Black-owned paper in a t-umimiiiity whose 15
native bands are all involved in treaty negotiations. "It's
probably one of the hottest topics we've had."
Last September, Black instructed all of his paper* that
they were only to run editorials opposing the Nisga'a
Treaty, and to publish a series of eight columns on ihe
subject by constitutional affairs commentator Mel
Smith.
Those editors who didn't want to write the editorials
themselves would have to run those supplied by Black.
But columnists were free to express any opinion they
wanted, and editors who disagreed with Black's stand
could write letters in their own papers.
Neal Razzcll, the editor of another Black paper, the
Caledonia Courier in Fort St. James, said he didn't know
about the latter option until he read about it in
Wednesday's press council statement. But Razzell, who
supports die Nisga'a Treaty, says even if he had known
about it, he's not sure he would have written a pro-treaty
"As an editor I'd like to be able to make decisions, but
I also understand tiiat if 1 owned a newspaper I would
want lo have die same power," Razzell said.
He added that he believes his decision not to write
any anti-treaty editorials will not hurt his career in the
Phillips, however, said he did write against the treaty
and would have done so even without Black's policy.
"We criticised the treaty right from day one. We saw
too many flaws with it. We didn't like die way it was presented." Phillips said.
Meanwhile, members of die Assembly of First
Nations (AFN) expressed disappointment with the
council's ruling this week.
"It enforces an old saying that the only people who
can count on a free press are the people who own them,"
said Maurice Switzer, communications director for the
"It was a sad day for journalism. It showed disrespect
for the concept of freedom of the press."*
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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26,1999
VOLUME 80 ISSUE 36
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John Zaozirny
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I flitted down a dark alley, through a bad part of
town. Suddenly a cold wind gusted through the
towering buildings. A grimy piece of paper
wrapped itself around my shoe. In the light of an
open doorway, I saw that there were written on the
paper, in blood, seventeen names: Douglas Quan,
Sarah Galashan, John Zaozirny, Dale Lum, Cynthia
Lee, Bruce Arthur, Federico Barahona, Todd Silver,
Paul Chiarenza, Vince Yim, Nick Bradley, Ronald
Nurwisah, Tom Peacock, Duncan McHugh, Richard
Lam, Niloufar Foroghan, and Tara Westover. What
did these name signify? What bonded these unfortunate souls together in blood. I had few dues, but
fear for their poor souls gripped me, as I ran towards
light and safety.
Canadian
Urayeisily
Jtess
Canada Pott Publications Saks Agretment Numbar 0732141
77,000 rounds—and counting
A few years ago, at a place called Gustafsen
Lake, one of the most deplorable moments in
the history of the RCMP occurred. A handful
of Native people, who were practising one of
their traditions, claimed they had historical
title to the land. That land was owned on
paper by a white rancher.
Both sides disagreed Instead of solving things
peacefully, the guns came out The RCMP got
involved and soon, incredulously, the 18 people
who refused to leave the site found themselves
facing off against 400 officers armed with land
mines, stun grenades, tear gas, armour-piercing
bullets and eight armoured personnel carriers.
Hard facts about what happened at
Gustafsen are hard to come by, but in the trial
that followed the RCMP admitted that they
expended 77,000 rounds of ammunition.
Wait a minute. That works out to 4,277 bullets
for each of the 18 people who took a stand at
Gustafsen. Don't tell us that those were 77,000
warning shots.
To put things in perspective, compare that to
what happened at APEC. A few students, who
stood up and said that human rights are important, got their faces full of pepper spray for their
trouble—no armoured personnel carriers, no
land mines, no shots fired.
Mind you, the protesters at Gustafsen had
AK-47s. The students—well, they just sort of sat
on the ground. But still, it's hard to imagine how
the RCMP could justify the $5-10 million and
77,000 rounds they spent at Gustafsen.
Regardless of whether you support the pro
testers at Gustafsen, ifs obvious that, if instead of
Native people, the protesters at Gustafsen were,
say, white university students, then things would
have happened a lot differently.
That the Native people of Canada felt that
they had to take up arms to maintain a tradition
reflects less on the Natives than on the system
imposed upon them. A system with more men,
and more bullets.
The students at APEC not only got a public
inquiry (albeit an inadequate one), but have now
received legal funding. That Gustafeen has not
been similarity examined is astonishing. There
needs to be a public inquiry on Gustafsen Lake.
Considering the way that the Native people of
this country have been treated throughout history, ifs by far the least we can do.*
NAFTA may cause dehydration
by Robyn Drage and Julia Christensen
Biking to school in the mornings, I have usually reached puddle status before I actually reach
the campus. And on most rainy mornings, (all
^winter, that isXwafer shortage^
is not the first thing on my
mind. But this is exactly the
attitude that Sun Belt Water
Incis hoping all BCers will have. ■""■~-—-""-""
The California-based copora-
tion wants our water, and even
though the BC government has passed the
Water Protection Act, banning bulk water
exports due to environmental concerns, Sun
Belt is using NAFTA to dispute that claim versus its lost potential profits.
A little history lesson: Vanderzalm's So Cred
government in the early 80s favoured huge
commercial export deals, and handed out a lot
of licenses during their term. Snowcap Water
Ltd. based in Vancouver, received one of these
licenses to export bulk water to places such as
PERSPECTIVE
 OPINION	
California, which was experiencing heavy
drought in the late 80s. In the early 90s, the
Harcourt government took a closer look at the
possible environmental impacts, and banned
bulk water exports, since we have no evidence
of what long term bulk depletion would do to
the surrounding landscapes and ecosystems.
Snowcap attempted to sue the BC government
in 1996 for infrastructure costs, and settled out
of court for $335,000. To backtrack a little, Sun
Belt (the Californian company) formed a
joined venture^wTth Snowcap in
1990, with the intent to export
water by supertanker from BC to
California. After the ban was in
""—■"—~ place, Sun Belt also attempted to
sue the BC government, but as they
had no legitimate claim here—let
alone an actual license—they headed for
Ottawa with NAFTA waving madly from their
grimy, parched little hands.
In December 1998, Sim Belt filed a notice of
see "thirsty" on page 15
5
H
H THE URYSSF
"thirsty" from page 14
Intent to Submit a Claim to
Arbitration under Chapter 11 of
NAFTA with Ottawa (an intent to
sue). They were
declaring that the
BC legislation is
contrary to provisions outlined in
NAFTA, and has
cost them
CDN$105 to 219
million in lost
potential profits.
Not actual profits,
though. Potential
ones. What does
this mean? Looking
beyond issues like
whether or not
California has a
shortage of water or
just cheap water
(different issue, and
there is no shortage
anyway, according
to studies done by many US
experts) or if actually have a surplus of water in this province
(which we don't—lots of water, but
lots of land too!), Chapter 11 of
NAFTA is forcing major concerns
about governmental regulations
into the international political
arena. If Sun Belt wins, Ottawa
will pay, but would eventually
expect compensation from the BC
government. This would mean
that we'd be paying for our right to
pass environment legislation or to
maintain environmental standards. And this lawsuit is hardly a
rarity. If you are familiar with the
The power to
assume control
over @W
@wmm in a
supposed
Piiiicracw
'ikb Canafa
is written
away when
agreements
like NAFTA are
established.
Ethyl dispute concerning the
MMT, or to other similar cases
involving corporations in the
growing line of those who wish to
sue our government, you will have
noticed that this is a
substantial problem.
The power to
assume control
over our resources
in a supposed
democracy like
Canada is written
away when agreements like NAFTA
are established.
And although
Chretien has given
lip-service to
excluding resources
like water from
NAFTA, water
presently stands as
a good to be exported, imported, transported or
whatever the case may be, with little concern for the resulting environmental impacts. Sun Belt will
not get our water right now. But
the real problem may be that our
government will find it too expensive to pass regulatory legislation
in the future. If it's too expensive
to preserve our own landscapes,
where does that leave us? Very
thirsty would be a fair guess.<*
—Robyn Drage and Julia
Christensen are members of the
UBC branch of the Council of
Canadians
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An election has been called to fill one student position on the BOARD OF GOVERNORS.    pA O ȣ U   1   u Q
Mark Austin Beese
While serving as chair of the UBC Student
Senate and as a member of the AMS Council, I
came across a number of issues that I was not
only personally interested in but that were
better dealt with by members of the Board of
Governors. Some of the issues that I continue
to feel strongly about include:
• Opposing tuition fee increases
" Lowering inflated bookstore prices
• Providing more housing alternatives on and
off campus
• Offering more reduced carpool parking rates
• Securing more government funding for UBC
If given the opportunity to serve on the Board of Governors, I would be in a  %
position to ensure that these changes could happen. |
Firstly, by opposing tuition fee increases, education will be more accessible to the |
student population.   Secondly, student housing had 4500 students on the waiting |
list last year alone.   Rather than the university building high-end condominiums 1
on the endowment lands, they should be addressing the current lack of available 1
student accommodations.    Thirdly, I think that the text-based computer email $
system on campus is archaic and desperately requires updating.    By working |
together with other members of the student government, these changes can be |
implemented. f
I also firmly believe that all student representatives should be available to the
student body they represent. I will have an open door policy in order for ideas and
concerns to be addressed directly in an effective manner. I will also keep students
informed of up-to-date issues being addressed on the Board by creating an
information board in the Student Union Building and on the AMS Web Site.
With my experience and commitment, I will ensure that the student body is
effectively represented on the Board of Governors in the matters that concern
them.
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Joel
• The members of the Board of Governors make their decisions independent of
the wishes of the AMS. This does not mean, however, that guidance will not be
sought from the AMS as the AMS also represents students. In the past I have
voted against the advice of the student union when I felt that the union's
position was the wrong position. The issues discussed in the BOG are sometimes
highly confidential and the information may not be known by the AMS or by the
students, for this reason the student BOG member must have complete freedom
to exercise voting freedom.
• In my past experience the most effective method of communicating with
students is through the student newspapers. In a university the size of UBC's
one to one communication is not always possible or workable. Because of this I
will always be available to bring important issues to the fore on the printed
page. Another alternative would be to create some new channel of
communication in which students may send queries to a pick-up spot where they
could be answered by myself. Of course, I am also happy to discuss topics in
person if approached on the street.
Brought to vou by the AMS Elections Committee
Ben Liu
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