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Elder died wanting to be member of reserve she was born on - APTN News


Elder died wanting to be member of reserve she was born on - APTN News: In Nelson’s application, who was 80 at the time, was her birth certificate which had a name no one had seen in a long while – the original name of Peters First Nation – Squawtits (pronounced Squawtich). It’s believed it was changed to Peters in the 1950s.

“It’s the first time we saw it on any documents,” said Samantha Peters.

Almost two years later Nelson died on May 26, 2015.

“She died before she ever became a member. I don’t think her membership application was properly considered,” said Samantha.

But that is a common theme on the reserve and a focus of several stories by APTN National News over the last month.

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