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ABORIGINAL STATUS AND RIGHTS - Aboriginal status - Aboriginal persons - Indians - Registration - Entitlement to status - Aboriginal descent or ancestry - Practice and procedure - Appeals

Monday, May 01, 2017 @ 7:18 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiff, Gehl, from dismissal of her action against the federal Crown. The plaintiff's paternal grandmother became a status Indian following 1985 amendments repealing discriminatory provisions of the Indian Act. Thereafter, the plaintiff applied to register as an Indian. The plaintiff alleged she was denied Indian status as a direct result of the gender of her Indian ancestors. Her mother's lineage did not include any persons entitled to be registered and she was unable to provide evidence as to the identity of her paternal...