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Two-spirit father says First Nation’s membership code requiring paternity testing is discriminatory – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2018131 Views

Only 1 of Wayne Wallace’s twin sons has membership status

Aug 09, 2018

A two-spirit father in New Brunswick says he and his children are being discriminated against because his First Nation requires paternity DNA testing for his children to become members.

Wayne Wallace is a status Indian and a band member of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation in New Brunswick. He and his husband have four-year-old twins through a surrogate mother, but only one of the twins is allowed membership in the First Nation.

“The twins share the same mother, and we fertilized each of our share of the eggs and implanted into our surrogate, one embryo each, and they both took,” said Wallace.

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