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Why the names of dead people remain on a First Nations band list

 


A member of the Ojibway Nation of Saugeen First Nation near Pickle Lake, Ont., says the official list of band members includes people who are long dead.

A group of concerned citizens from the community appealed to Indigenous Affairs for a copy of the band list when their chief and council refused to release it, according to Paul Machimity.

Machimity said he was shocked to see his mother's name on the 2016 official listing of community members.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/dead-people-first-nation-band-list-1.3494338

 

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