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Wednesday, May 24, 1972}

Tribal Council plans activities

The Ann Arbor Tribal Coun-
cil (TC), a coalition of "alter-
native culture" agencies, are in
need of volunteers to help con-
tinue supplying the city with
community activities and
Representatives from various
community organizations, Rain-
bow Peoples Party, Youth Lib-
eration, Drug Help and others,
attend Tribal Council Steering
Committee meetings e v e r y
Tuesday night to plan and co-
ordinate activities.
"We felt there was a need for
the Tribal Council so we would-
n't duplicate services, so the
alternative culture has a place
where we all can meet together
and plan our activities," says
Steering Committee member
Martha Bowerman,
The council is in need of more
volunteers to participate in the
various committees because
present members are overwork-
ed, explains Bowerman. Bower-
man attends 12 committee
meetings a week,
TC coordinates the activities
of many committees including:
-the Defense Committee,
which patrols the free summer
concerts, conducts self-defense
classes, and manages the bail
-the Drug Committee, which
works with the Free Medical
Clinic and Drug Help,
-the Communications Com-
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mittee, which will coordinate Other committees include The
the N e t w o r k information- Food Committee, which will
al phone line and take over re- prepare food for the summer
sponsibilities for publishing the concerts. A new treat this year
Ann Arbor Sun from the Rain- will be' "Crunchy Munchies",
bow Peoples Party, and health food snacks.
-the Ballroom and Music Among community projects
Committee, which is setting up now being planned are "Sum-
this summer's free rock concerts mer City" Buses, which will -
and repairing the ballroom at travel during the week to
the Community Center at 502 beaches and other places, a 11-
E. Washington. The ballroom brary of political books and an
should be ready within a month. Artist's Workshop.
Besides the committees' pri- The workshop-which will not
mary functions, some of them charge for equipment use-will
are branching out into other be located in the community
areas. The Defense Committee, center. "We'll have kilns, sew-
for example, is presently con- ing machines, pottery wheels,
ducting an investigation of the silk screens, and places for ar-
Ann Arbor Police Department. tists to get together and do
"We are asking all people in work," Bowerman says. Crafts
Ann Arbor, if they are stopped workshops for leatherwork and
by the police or see somebody candlework will be held two
being stopped, to ask the police- nights a week.
man for a 'Receipt of Police- The Tribal Council Sisters
Citizen Contact,"' Bowerman was formed to help participants
says. "They're required by law become aware of each other's
to give it to everyone over 18 needs as women. Although the
who requests it. We're going to meetings themselves are limit-
take all those receipts and com- ed to women, the discussions are
pile a list." based toward the political di-
She asks that persons with re- rection of Tribal Council.
ports on police activities call
the Rainbow people at 'f61-1079 The pcoup's meetings are di-
vided into two two-hour seg-
and leave a message. ments. "We're not trying to be
The Council also has a Health a women's movement group,"
Committee which is investigat- Bowerman points out. "The first -
ing complaints about Ann Ar- segment is about sisterhood and
bor's medical profession. Again, womanhood and how we feel.
people in the community are We want to know how we can
asked to report problems to the become closer and understand
committee to increase its effec- brothers more.
tiveness. "The second half of the meet-
The Ballroom and Music ing is devoted to issues sur-
Committee has already rewired rounding Tribal .Council and
and reheated the ballroom and how we can put the things we
built a new floor and stage. were talking about into effect."
However, the ceiling is not yet All women are invited to the
finished, and Bowerman asks meetings, but Bowerman em-
that people in the community phasizes that the group is an
come out to the ballroom and active part of the Tribal Coun-
do some work, cil and that attending the meet-
Although the Council hopes ings should be "a step towards
to schedule free concerts this working with the community
summer at the ballroom, there through Tribal Council." Those
will also be. concerts to raise interested in attending should
money for the center. The ball- contact either Bowerman at
room will be available to com- 769-1442 or Genie Plamondon
munity groups, at 761-1709 for information.
"If a certain group wants to Everyone interested in work-
use it, they can come to the ing on Tribal Council projects
Ballroom Committee and give or with ideas to bring the Coun-
us their reasons for needing cil should visit the Steering
it," Bowerman explains. "They'll Cs
probably get our okay, and all Committee, which meets on
it will cost them is the electric- Tuesday nights.
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