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Last month, the Southern Chiefs’ Organization called on the Manitoba government to amend the Vital Statistics Act to allow Indigenous parents to use traditional names when naming their children.

For decades, Indigenous parents have been told by bureaucrats that certain name spellings, accents, and length would not be approved for use on legal documents.

For Indigenous names like mine, this is a complicated but handleable issue.

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