Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Prospective members in limbo

Interview on CBC Central Morning
"Thousands of people are still waiting for reviews of the applications for membership to the Qalipu Mi'kmaq band. We hear from their lawyer."

I wonder how this dispute about who "qualifies" to be Mi'kmaw reflects on the notion of aboriginal identity. And what does this mean for band members of other FN groups who move away from their traditional lands - are they to be denied? Too bad there is not room for everyone who has roots to reclaim their heritage and be proud representatives of the L'nuq to the world.