Status debate mounts as bill offers benefits to another 45,000 natives: Ottawa introduces legislation to extend recognition to grandchildren of aboriginal women (The Globe and Mail)

11 Mar Status debate mounts as bill offers benefits to another 45,000 natives: Ottawa introduces legislation to extend recognition to grandchildren of aboriginal women (The Globe and Mail)

A quarter century after aboriginal women won the right to remain status Indians when they marry non-aboriginal men, new legislation proposes that their grandchildren also be entitled to the designation. The changes suggested by the federal government Thursday would add about 45,000 people to the Indian Register and have native leaders fearing that Ottawa would not help reserves with the costs of a sudden influx of people… go to article¬†