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Widow can keep home on reserve even though she's not a band member: Judge


A Nova Scotia judge says the widow of a former First Nations chief can stay in their family home on reserve land even though she is not a member of the band or a status Indian.

Marlene Toney's occupancy became an issue for the Annapolis Valley First Nation because, under the Indian Act, reserve lands are held by the federal Crown in trust for the exclusive benefit of First Nation bands.


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