6,500 rejected Qalipu Mi’kmaq band applications to be reconsidered – CBC

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6,500 rejected Qalipu Mi’kmaq band applications to be reconsidered – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2016313 Views

Mar 27, 2016

Thousands of people whose Qalipu Mi’kmaq band applications were rejected will be reconsidered for membership.

Last fall two people were heard in federal court after their applications were rejected for technical reasons, such as the type of birth certificate they used or failure to sign one of the declaration boxes.

The judge ruled they had been unfairly treated and ordered their applications be reconsidered.

Now, lawyer Jaimie Lickers, who represented the two people who won their case, says the federal government has extended that reconsideration to 6,500 rejected applicants.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/qalipu-mikmaq-reconsidered-1.3506061

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