eric wrote:Translation - Under the Indian Act, since his mother Alma was a Status member of the Gitanmaax, so is he, and is entitled to the same rights and government benefits as any other Status Indian. That being said, since his father was an unknown his own band doesn't want him as a member under their own rules where band membership is passed on through the father and is therefore not eligible to band specific benefits such as residing on reservation land. It's known as the "marry out, stay out" rule.
Thank you, sir, for getting to the heart of the matter so incisively and in one post. And here we had to deal with Burnaby's besotted posts ruminating about Sterritt claiming he had been immaculately conceived, not to mention going through another discourse on Belanger, his disciples, and the magical intersection of the King James Bible and marijuana. And then to have my fortitude questioned and be accused of being a "quitter" for not enduring more of Belanger's tripe. Apparently Burnaby has been partaking in some measure of Belanger's doctrinal flora in order to be able to complete any of the Parakeet's sermonettes. Which is not unlike some athletes who use steroids to get first place - but it is still cheating.