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Families divided after Ottawa tells thousands they’re not indigenous | Toronto Star

28.4.17

Families divided after Ottawa tells thousands they’re not indigenous | Toronto Star: Belonging. Identity. Who do you think you are? Who do they say you are? For thousands of indigenous Canadians, it's complicated. Records have been obscured or obliterated through hundreds of years of assimilation. The federal government — from bureaucrats to Indian agents — made these decisions based on the political mandates of the day. First Nations have made their decisions. So have individuals. In this occasional series, The Status Card, Tanya Talaga, the Star's indigenous affairs reporter, will look at the complexities and who is making these decisions and how.


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