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Former Qalipu candidate Eric Tucker files for an injunction in Corner Brook court to stop band election – The Western Star

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201876 Views

Eric Tucker is hoping various court actions he is undertaking will not only preserve indigenous status cards for more than 10,000 people, but will also put the upcoming Qalipu election on hold.

In late August, the former Meadows resident who currently lives in Ontario filed an application in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador in Corner Brook that requested the court order the federal government to stop revoking status cards from the more than 10,000 people who have been removed from the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band’s founding members list.

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Eric Tucker, who ran for chief in 2012, asking Corner Brook court to prevent Qalipu status cards from being revoked

That new list came into effect Aug. 31 and replaced the original founding members list that came out in 2011. Everyone on the original list subsequently had their applications for membership reassessed as per the terms of a supplemental agreement reached in 2013 between Qalipu and its predecessor, the Federation of Newfoundland Indians, and the federal government.

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