Key Algonquin chief wants tighter rules on who can be part of massive Ontario modern treaty – APTN National NewsAPTN National News

“If we do continue this discussion, I think Pikwakanagan is going to be drawing attention to the criteria because Pikwakanagan members are expressing concerns and questions about it,” said Whiteduck, in an interview Friday.

A tighter AOO eligibility criteria could mean some on the list to vote next week to approve an interim step along the modern day treaty process, also known as a comprehensive claim, may not qualify to become beneficiaries by the time a final agreement is signed.

A report released Thursday by an Algonquin organization based in Quebec claimed to show that over one-third of the individuals on the AOO voters list haven’t had an Indigenous ancestor in their family tree for up to 300 years.

via Key Algonquin chief wants tighter rules on who can be part of massive Ontario modern treaty – APTN National NewsAPTN National News.

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