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Speaker for Nunatsiavut Assembly removed from government after Inuit status questioned – CBC

Edward Blake Rudkowski was told he only had 17 per cent Inuit blood and would no longer be a member

Nov 27, 2020

The Nunatsiavut government will be holding a by-election after an ordinary member of the Nunatsiavut Assembly had his Inuit land claims beneficiary membership revoked.

Edward Blake Rudkowski has been a beneficiary since 1986, first as a member of the Labrador Inuit Association before the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement Act was passed in 2005. He was also Speaker of the Nunatsiavut Assembly.

He said he was advised by Nunatsiavut officials that because he was removed from the Labrador Inuit Enrolment Register, he could no longer hold his seat in government.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/blake-rudkowksi-membership-revoked-1.5817894

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