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Human rights complaint launched against All-Native basketball tournament committee


He has a status card, but no Aboriginal bloodlines.

The question of Josiah Wilson's Indigenous identity is at the centre of a human rights case launched against an All-Native sports event in northwestern B.C. after he was banned from participating earlier this year.

Josiah was banned from the annual basketball tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C., in February for not having at least 1/8th First Nations ancestry or "blood quantum." The 20-year-old is of Haitian descent and was adopted as an infant by a Heiltsuk First Nations father and a white mother.


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