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First Nations basketball player excluded from games, native identity questioned

 


VANCOUVER — Tattooed on Josiah Wilson's chest is a fine line of writing that combines two significant dates: his birth and the death of his biological mother four days after he was born.

The 20-year-old, who was adopted as a baby from Haiti, also carries a status Indian card.

He is African by race — but legally, culturally and ethnically he identifies as a member of the Heiltsuk First Nation.

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