Deadline to submit supporting documents extended

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OTTAWA —  The deadline to submit supporting documents for enrolment in the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band has been extended.

Bernard Valcourt, minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, and Qalipu Chief Brendan Sheppard issued a joint statement on the matter Thursday afternoon.

In it they say: “The Government of Canada and the Federation of Newfoundland Indians have agreed to extend the deadline for submission of additional documentation to support applications for enrolment in the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations from Jan. 31, 2014 to Feb. 10, 2014.”

The statement says the deadline was extended in recognition of the fact that extreme weather conditions may have affected some applicants’ abilities to obtain the documentation.

It also says the extension to the deadline will provide additional time for eligible applicants to provide their supporting documents.

Some 90,000 applicants with a valid application were notified in November 2013 of the opportunity to provide additional documentation relating to self-identification and/or group acceptance pursuant to the June 2013 Supplemental Agreement on the enrolment process.

“As the enrolment process unfolds, Canada and the Federation of Newfoundland Indians will continue to ensure that all applicants for membership in the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation are treated fairly and equitably,” says the statement.

More information is available at www.aandc.gc.ca and www.qalipu.ca.

 

 

Organizations: Federation of Newfoundland, First Nations

Geographic location: Canada, OTTAWA

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  • Mitchell Connolly
    February 15, 2014 - 16:38

    There should be no deadline...if we told the Government that they had a deadline to give Canada back to their rightful owner....the First Nations people they would set up for war....I think it is something we as a FN People should do. set up for a war they would never forget.