Nation to Nation: How band membership is determined became an issue on Parliament Hill

On Halloween, Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett sent out a letter to First Nations. The Federal Government wants to begin consultations on membership and citizenship.

13 thoughts on “Nation to Nation: How band membership is determined became an issue on Parliament Hill

  1. My membership has been taken away April 2009. Due to being erroneously put on. I fought it and lost due to judge did not know about first nation policies.

    Bibiana

  2. My membership has been taken away April 2009. Due to being erroneously put on. I fought it and lost due to judge did not know about first nation policies.

    Bibiana

  3. Unless your Acadian, french canadian, aboriginal or inuit. Your family has not been here for hundreds of years as Canada is only 150 years old.
    Your ancestors did not go though what our ancestors had to endure. Loss of land separation of families, assimilation of cultures and language’s, deportation and genocide. Your opinion is irrelevant.

  4. Unless your Acadian, french canadian, aboriginal or inuit. Your family has not been here for hundreds of years as Canada is only 150 years old.
    Your ancestors did not go though what our ancestors had to endure. Loss of land separation of families, assimilation of cultures and language’s, deportation and genocide. Your opinion is irrelevant.

  5. How as a canadia citizen am i supposed to feel a sense of equality…everybody should have to pull there own weight financially and educationally. Free taxes paid schooling sueing canada for issues that happened generations ago…..my family has been in canada for hundreds of years particpating as part of society but have never had the oppertunities that are presented to the indiginous peoples. I am held to my own accountability for my actions as is everybody else in canada who is paying for all of this. The proof is in the pudding for who wants to help towards a better future for us all and who wants handouts.

    1. Your white priveledge is showing. You DID NOT experience a cultural genicide at the hands of the government. Until the government stops oppressing us and makes good on all treaties there will be no reconciliation. White priveledge gets in the way. Prayers for you. By the way I have paid taxes to your government my entire adult life.

    2. Unless your Acadian, french canadian, aboriginal or inuit. Your family has not been here for hundreds of years as Canada is only 150 years old.
      Your ancestors did not go though what our ancestors had to endure. Loss of land separation of families, assimilation of cultures and language’s, deportation and genocide. Your opinion is irrelevant.

    3. You should be thankful you or your family haven’t had to go through what First Nations people went through for those hundreds of years your family has been here. Also if you want to talk equality, let’s put First Nations on the same playing field. They were oppressed for all those hundreds of years too. Leaves them on a different playing field for sure. Just food for thought

  6. How as a canadia citizen am i supposed to feel a sense of equality…everybody should have to pull there own weight financially and educationally. Free taxes paid schooling sueing canada for issues that happened generations ago…..my family has been in canada for hundreds of years particpating as part of society but have never had the oppertunities that are presented to the indiginous peoples. I am held to my own accountability for my actions as is everybody else in canada who is paying for all of this. The proof is in the pudding for who wants to help towards a better future for us all and who wants handouts.

    1. Your white priveledge is showing. You DID NOT experience a cultural genicide at the hands of the government. Until the government stops oppressing us and makes good on all treaties there will be no reconciliation. White priveledge gets in the way. Prayers for you. By the way I have paid taxes to your government my entire adult life.

    2. Unless your Acadian, french canadian, aboriginal or inuit. Your family has not been here for hundreds of years as Canada is only 150 years old.
      Your ancestors did not go though what our ancestors had to endure. Loss of land separation of families, assimilation of cultures and language’s, deportation and genocide. Your opinion is irrelevant.

    3. You should be thankful you or your family haven’t had to go through what First Nations people went through for those hundreds of years your family has been here. Also if you want to talk equality, let’s put First Nations on the same playing field. They were oppressed for all those hundreds of years too. Leaves them on a different playing field for sure. Just food for thought

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