Who is eligible to be registered in your band and who gets do decide? – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202072 Views

February 13, 2020

The question of who is eligible to be registered in a band – and who makes that decision is the focus of a short APTN News Perspectives series.

Correspondent Tamara Pimentel spoke to families who have children that are not included on a band’s roll for one reason or another.

She wrote for APTN Investigates with her documentary Memberships Denied in the fall of 2019 – but the story didn’t stop there.

There are other families who are having trouble registering their child with their bands.

Tamara shares the stories of two same sex couples who cannot get their kids registered.

One parent, Wayne Wallace of the Madawaska Maliseet Nation in New Brunswick, has been trying to get his twin boys registered but is having trouble because his children were born via surrogate.

Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/02/13/who-is-eligible-to-be-registered-in-your-band-and-who-gets-do-decide/

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