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Status about more than cash – Globe and Mail

by NationTalk on June 25, 2008829 Views

Status about more than cash

MARCIA ANDERSON
June 25, 2008

Winnipeg — Margaret Wente wrote that Bill C-31 allowed those who married off-reserve to regain their status and that status became “worth having” after the Tsawwassen First Nation struck a profitable deal (Tsawwassen Treaty Takedown – June 21). The reality of the Indian Act and Bill C-31 was that prior to it being passed, first nations women lost their first nations status if they married someone not registered as an Indian under the Indian Act.

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