CITIZENSHIP CODE OF THE MALISEET NATION OF VIGER Qc 1987

CITIZENSHIP CODE OF THE MALISEET NATION OF VIGER Qc 1987

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APPROVED CITIZENSHIP CODE OF THE MALISEET NATION OF VIGER JUNE 27, 1987.

Mr Claude Aubin is the writer and presenter of this citizenship code in 1987. This Code allow all original Maliseet people of VIGER and L'ILE VERTE and all their descendants to be recognized as full citizens of the Malisset Nation of Québec . This code was approved unanimously by all Maliseet of Viger gathered in a general assembly in june of 1987. This code has now priority on the Indian Act to define who are the Maliseet of Québec .

If this code was not approved by the original Maliseet gathered in general assembly in june of 1987 , only a handful of Maliseet would had been recognized as indian by the department of Indian Affairs under the Indian Act. Now with this code all decendants of the Maliseet original families are untitled to be recognized as Maliseet in Québec .

Without this code their would not be much Malisset left at Viger and in the province of Québec.


THIS CODE WAS TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH VERSION ' THE FRENCH VERSION PREVAIL ON THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION

CITIZENSHIP CODE
FIRST MALECITE NATION OF VIGER
APPROVED IN GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON THE 27 JUNE 1987


THE MALISEET NATION TREATY

According to the customs and laws of the Maliseet Nation and the Wabanaki Confederacy

WE THE MALISEET PEOPLE

Our Tribes and our Nation, believe in the supremacy and the power of the
Creator and that the natural laws of the Creator are the only laws of the
Maliseet People because they define our original jurisdiction, inherent
rights, responsibilities and obligations amongst ourselves and all peoples
of all nations and races of entire universe. The Creator, the life Force is
the one that has provided the Maliseet People, its Tribes and its Nation
with spiritual beliefs, a common language and a culture, natural laws and
rights, land, freedom, the right to self determination, the right to govern
its relationship and to live in harmony with nature and mankind.

AND
In accordance with the principles of our traditions and customs and in
recognition of the "SPIRIT AND TERMS" of the Greet Peace of Montreal that
took place on August 4, 1701, among all the Wabanaki Nations of eastern and
central North America, and together with our declaration; we reiterate our
obligation among the Maliseet Nation and the Wabanaki Confederacy:

WE, THE HEREDITARY CHIEFS AND CAPTAINS:

Declare that we, duly assembled with our People around this sacred Fire, are desirous of joining together as one Nation of People for our general benefit and mutual advantage. We, by this declaration solemnly declare that this treaty serves as our constitution, and we will govern ourselves and the Maliseet Nation according to its fundamental laws and principles:

It is the original Right of the Maliseet Peop1e to govern ourselves according to our traditional original laws, that all political authority is vested in and derived upon the will of the Mal;iseet people.

All governing authority flows from and is dependent upon the will of the Maliseet people.

The Maliseet people place our confidence and belief in a tribal, national, and confederate judicial process of an impartial nature developed within the structure of the Wabanaki Confederacy, to deal with conflicts between our citizens, our tribes, and our Nation and other Peoples.

Therefore, no act of other sovereign peoples or nations, their agents, and their institutions may directly or indirectly alter any meaning intent or actions as expressed by the Maliseet Peoples.

PROCLAMATION:

Be it proclaimed that the Maliseet people have resolved to govern themselves according to the provisions herein.

INDEX page

Preamble…………………………………………………………………………….1


Declaration of Principle (Geneva) pertaining to the
Aboriginal Nations including the First Malecite
Nation of Viger . . . . . . . . . ……………………………………………3.

Rule 1 - Definitions . . . …………………………………………….......7

Rule 2 - Rule concerning the size of the First
Malecite Nation of Viger ………………………………………..9


Rule 3 - The Register of the First Malecite Nation
of Viger . . . . . . . . . . . . …………………………………..12

Rule 4 - The Registrar……………………………………………………….14

Rule 5 - The Citizenship Council ………………………………….16

Rule 6 - Procedure of appeal ....................................17

Rule 7 - Final disposition.........................................19

PREAMBLE

ARTICLE 1

We, the descendants of the First Malecite Nation as having always occupied the ancestral territory which, in today's terms, lies along the south shore of the St. Lawrence River between the tip of Levis to the vicinity of Rimouski; and having the St. John River Valley as its center and also includes part of the Northeastern United States and spreads across the Province of New Brunswick right up to the Atlantic Ocean' and that since our confinement to the reservation at the start of the 19th Century until the total dispossession of our lands' do realize that the legal act of transfer of 22 October 1869 was the major cause of our dispersion and the almost disappearance of our population on our ancestral territory in the Province of Québec.

We, descendants of the First Malecite Nation and in the name of our Malecite ancestors having lived on our territory in the Province of Quebec in Canada hereby declare :

that we never abandoned our territory to the extent of the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and, that we do not recognize this Proclamation as law.

that, in consensus we never agreed with the act of cession of 22 October 1869 which took away the lands reserved for our exclusive use, this by a decree in council on 9 August 1853 in Quebec City, and that mostly during the cession era, several of our f families were scattered on the whole of our territory which included part of the United States, the Province of New Brunswick, the tip of Levis' at St.Gervais La Malbaie, Moisie, Trois-Pistoles, L’Isle-Verte, Cacouna, Riviere-du-Loup and its surrounding areas.

that we strongly protested against the agent for the Ministry of Indian Affairs of that era because we suspected him of being the instigator of our deplorable situation.

that we never accepted the retrocession which made our dispersal even worse,

that in consensus, we never accepted the 438 acres of arid soil of Whitworth, given to us in 1875, Which was unsuited to cultivation and was never integrated with one or the other municipalities which are incorporating themselves in the vicinity, in exchange for the lands dispossessed in 1869 including the 3550 acres of land which was given us by a decree in council on 9 August 1853.

that we never abdicated our ancestral or aboriginal rights.

that we never abandoned our customs, traditions, and culture, in spite of the loss of our language, due to governmental, federal, provincial, and ecclesiastical policies unworthy of a Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

1. Therefore, in the name of our ancestors, we, the descendants of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, once again reunited according to our customs at the General Assembly on 27 June 1987, are hereby adopting this code of citizenship of the First Malecite Nation of Viger according to our cultural criteria:

So that this code of citizenship of the First Malecite Nation of Viger allows the national integration of all our descendants, of either direct or collateral lineage, regardless of the Indian Act Law of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

So that this code of citizenship of the First Malecite Nation of Viger allows for the correction of all the injustices committed against its descendants by the federal and provincial governments of yesterday and today, and that all past or present obligations on the government’s part towards our Nation be respected in accordance with the Malecite sovereignty, which was never relinquished in the first place, and which is necessary to the emancipation of our Nation on the social, cultural, and economic aspects as stipulated in the Geneva Convention regarding the aboriginal nations’ inherent rights, which is included in our code of citizenship as and integral part of Article 2.

So that this code of citizenship of the First Malecite Nation of Viger guarantees that no government of another nation will be able to either by legislations, negotiations, or by any other means to interfere, intervene, or encroach upon the sovereign power of the First Malecite Nation of Viger to govern itself on the whole of its common or private territory.

So that this code of citizenship of the First Malecite Nation of Viger protects in totality the aboriginal rights inherent to out Malecite Nation and that , in all justice and for our security, this code assures the upholding of our traditions and customs for the harmony and well-being of all, the affirmation of the sovereignty of out Nation in which each and every citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger must respect in accordance with the following principles:

To safeguard and develop our Malecite culture, traditions, customs, and language.

To preserve and protect our territory and resources for our future generations.

To pass from generation to generation the Malecite citizenship status in accordance with the laws of First Malecite Nation of Viger.

To support and respect the laws of the government of First Malecite Nation of Viger on the whole of its common and private territory.

To guarantee access and enjoyment of all the rights put at the disposal of every citizen of First Malecite Nation of Viger.

2. To respect the representatives of the Great Council of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.


Adopted on this 27th day of June 1987 by the descendants of the First Malecite Nation of Viger according to our cultural criteria.


ARTICLE 2

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLE (GENEVA CONVENTION)
PERTAINING TO THE ABORIGINAL NATIONS
INCLUDING THE FIRST MALECITE NATION OF VIGER

PREAMBLE:

Having examined the problems to the United Nations activities which aim to promote and encourage the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Noticing that the universal declaration on human rights and the related international conventions have the individual as the main concern,

Recognizing the fact that individuals make up the base for cultures, societies, and nations,

Considering that it is the fundamental right of each individual to safeguard and develop the culture, society, and nation within which he was born, and

Recognizing the fact that conditions are imposed upon the people which suppress, deny, and destroy cultures, societies, and nations, in which they believe and to which they belong:

Let it be declared:

1.RECOGNITION OF ABORIGINAL NATIONS

The Aboriginal peoples must be recognized as Nations and subjects under the international law, provided they wish to and meet the fundamental conditions defined by a Nation, namely:

A.)to have a standing population
B.)to have a defined territory
C.)to have a government
D.)to be able to establish relations with other nations

2.SUBJECTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

Aboriginal groups who do not meet the conditions of a national entity are, under these circumstances, declared subjects under international law and have the right to be protected under the present declaration provided they are identifiable as groups having ties with language, heritage, or another common identity.

3.GUARANTEE OF RIGHTS

No nation or no aboriginal will be reputed as having less rights or be of inferior status for the sole reason that said nation of group did not conclude a treaty or agreement with some other state.

4.INDEPENDENCE

In accordance with international law, aboriginal groups or nations shall be granted the degree of independence they desire.

5.TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS

Treaties and agreements concluded between aboriginal nations or groups with other states, whether identified as such or by some other name, will be recognized and enforced in the same manner and in accordance with the same principles of international law than other treaties and agreements concluded between other states.

6.ABOLITION OF TREATIES AND OTHER RIGHTS

Treaties and agreements concluded by aboriginal nations or groups will not be unilaterally abolished. In any case, the municipal right of a state shall not be revoked as an apology for not having respected and enforced the dispositions of treaties and agreements concluded by aboriginal nations or groups. In addition, no state shall deny recognition and respect of treaties, or other agreements under changing situations when these changes have been essentially caused by those who invoke the fact that they occurred.

7.JURISDICTION

No state shall assert, claim, or exercise any right of jurisdiction over any aboriginal nation, group, or territory unless a valid treaty or agreement has been concluded with the legal representatives of such aboriginal nation or group.

Any state’s act which goes against the right of an aboriginal nationor group to exercise self-determination will come under the scrutiny of the present international organizations.

8.CLAIMING OF TERRITORY

No state shall claim or possess, by right of discovery or otherwise, the territories of an aboriginal nation or group except the lands that were legally acquired by a valid treaty or some other form of transfer freely agreed upon.

9.SETTLING OF DISAGREEMENTS

Every state in the Western hemisphere must establish, via negotiation or some other means, a procedure for the mandatory settling of disagreements, claims, or other related questions regarding aboriginal nations or groups. This procedure must be fundamentally equitable and must comply with international law. Any existing procedures which do not request adhesion of the involved aboriginal nations or groups must be abolished. New forms of procedures will be instituted in agreement with this present declaration.

10. CULTURAL AND NATIONAL INTEGRITY

It is illegal for any state to adopt or allow measures or conduct against aboriginal nations or groups which would lead directly or indirectly to the annihilation or disintegration of such nation or group, or which would endanger in any way its cultural or national integrity. This also includes, but is not limited to imposing or supporting illegal governments and also the introduction of any religion to the aboriginal peoples by non-aboriginal missionaries.

11. ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION

It is illegal for any state to take measures or allow conduct regarding the territories of an aboriginal nation which would lead directly or indirectly to the annihilation or deterioration of such nation resulting from land, air, or water pollution, or would damage or displace in any way natural or other resources essential to the subsistence of an aboriginal nation or group.

12. MEMBERSHIP

No state shall take measures, by way of ruling legislation or other means, to interfere with the sovereign power of an aboriginal nation or group to determine who will be its members.

13. CONCLUSION

All rights and obligations hereby declared will add to the now existing rights and obligations under international law.

RULE 1
DEFINITIONS

ARTICLE 3

The articles in this code have been adopted to facilitate the national reinstatement of all descendants of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 4

In the present code, the following words or expressions are defined as:

NATION - a community of the citizens (born) of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, in accordance with the context of its code governing the nation’s size.

CITIZEN - any individual considered as a civic person in accordance with the code governing the number of citizens in the First Malecite Nation
of Viger.

COMMON TERRITORY - area of the land surface belonging to the First Malecite Nation of Viger on which the nation has authority and jurisdiction and on which every Malecite citizen can enjoy their basic rights without undue restraint in accordance with the Malecite laws governing such territory.

PRIVATE TERRITORY - any private property which belongs exclusively to a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger and is outside the common territory.

GREAT COUNCIL OF THE NATION - those elected by the citizens to represent the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

THE NATION’S LIST - the list which contains the names of citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger and which is legally kept by the nation.

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THE NATION’S REGISTER – the register kept by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and which contains the name of each individual having a right to be registered as a Malecite citizen in accordance with the citizenship code governing the size of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

DESCENDANT - one descended from another Malecite individual without degree of limitation.

GENDER - use of the masculine includes the male and female genders when referring to individuals.

CHILD - an individual who has not reached the age of 18 without consideration for his race or national origin.

NON-ABORIGINAL - any person who is a non-native.

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RULE II

GOVERNING THE SIZE OF THE FIRST MALECITE NATION OF VIGER


ARTICLE 5

Each citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger shall, without restraint, have access to the enjoyment of his basic rights given him by the Nation and which will be enforced on all common territories; in accordance w2ith the laws of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 6

The size of the First Malecite Nation of Viger is defined by tow categories of citizens:

1.) The Malecite citizen
2.) The Associate citizen

ARTICLE 7

The MALECITE CITIZEN - any individual who meets any one of the following criteria contained herein and can apply for citizenship of the First Malecite Nation of Viger:

Any Malecite descendant from a Malecite citizen of the Malecite First Nation of Viger and who is not a citizen of another Aboriginal First Nation.

Any Malecite citizen who, by administrative transfer, became a citizen of another aboriginal nation before 27 June 1987 and who relinquishes without conditions, his former citizenship to become once again a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger by administrative transfer.

Any citizen of another Aboriginal First Nation who relinquishes his citizenship by administrative transfer and wishes to become a Malecite citizen and, therefore must:
1.) By General Assembly, be accepted by a majority of 50% +1 of the citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger who must take into consideration the reputation and the standards of good behavior of this candidate in the best interest of the Nation, and:
2.) Must provide in writing, the reasons for joining the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

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Any citizen of another Aboriginal First Nation, who marries a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger and who, by administrative transfer, wishes to become a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

Any Malecite child born in or out of wedlock, of a parent who is a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

Any Malecite child born of one or both parents who are citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

Any child legally adopted by a Malecite citizen.

Any child or individual adopted by a Malecite citizen, family clans, or the community in accordance with traditional Malecite customs.

Any female Malecite citizen who, before 28 June 1985, and according to the Indian Act, lost her Malecite citizenship by a marriage contract with any individual who is not a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger or any other aboriginal nation.

Any woman who is not a member of another Aboriginal nation and who acquired the status of citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger by marrying a Malecite citizen before 28 June1985, until such time as she marries a non-native or a citizen of another Aboriginal nation, whichever the case may be.

Any citizen whose name appears on the Nation’s register kept by Indian & Northern Affairs, Canada prior to 27 June 1985.

Any Malecite citizen or his descendants who lost their citizenship due to the Federal Government’s failure to fulfill its obligations to update the Nation’s Citizen’s List from the list attached to the Act of Cession on 4 August 1869.

Any Malecite citizen or his descendants not shown on the Cession document of 1869, but are directly related to the original families of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 8

ASSOCIATE CITIZENS

Any individual who is not of Malecite blood lineage, who meets one of the followinf conditions, as prescribed by Malecite Law:

10.

Any non-aboriginal who is not a citizen of another Aboriginal Nation and who is, by marriage contract, related to a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, until he marries another non-aboriginal.

Any citizen of an other Aboriginal First Nation who is, by marriage contract, related to a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, but wishes to reunite with their Aboriginal First Nation.

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RULE III

THE REGISTER OF THE FIRST MALECITE NATION OF VIGER

ARTICLE 9

The First Malecite Nation of Viger must keep a register containing the list of all the citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 10

The register must include:

A.)MALECITE CITIZENS

The register will include the name of the citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger either of direct of collateral descendant, their registration date as citizens, their date of birth, their social insurance number, their normal place of residence, and their signature on the membership document confirming they are abiding by each and every rule in the code; and that they will respect all the existing Malecite laws governing the whole of the private of common territory of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

B.)CITIZEN RELATED TO A MALECITE CITIZEN

The register wil include the name of any individual who is, by marriage contract, related to a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, his date of birth, the marriage act registration, his social insurance number, his normal place of residence, and his signature on the membership document, confirming his abiding by each and every rule in the code and that he will respect all the existing Malecite laws governing the whole of the private or common territory of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

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C.) CHILD OR INDIVIDUAL LEGALLY ADOPTED ACCORDING TO
CUSTOMS

The register will include the name of a child or individual legally adopted according to Malecite customs, their legal adoption document, their date of birth, their normal place of residence, and their signature on the membership document, confirming their abiding by each and every rule in this code and that they will respect all the existing Malecite laws governing the whole of the private or common territory of the First Malecite Nation of Viger. Signature is compulsory when the age of 18 is reached.

D.) ANY ABORIGINAL WHO BECAME A MALECITE CITIZEN BY MARRIAGE

The register will include the name of the citizen of another Aboriginal first nation who marries a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger and who wishes to be a Malecite citizen by administrative transfer. A paper attesting to his transfer by the Council of his original aboriginal nation with his date of birth, his social insurance number, his normal place of residence, and his signature on the membership document confirming his abiding by each and every rule of this code; and that he will respect all existing Malecite laws in force over the whole of the common or private territory of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

E.) MALECITE CITIZENS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER ABORIGINAL NATION

The register will include the name of the Malecite citizen who ceased to be active citizen upon their transfer date to another Aboriginal First Nation.

F.) CITIZEN RELATED TO A MALECITE CITIZEN (DIVORCE, DEATH)

The register will include the name of a citizen related to a Malecite citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger who ceased to be a Malecite citizen for cause of divorce, legal separation, or death of the Malecite citizen until he remarries another non aboriginal person.

ARTICLE 11

The register will show the list in alphabetical order. This list can be consulted by all citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger during the operating hours of the administrative office of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

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ARTICLE 12

The First Malecite Nation of Viger may only add or delete the names of its citizens ONLY through the Great Council of the Nation in accordance with this code governing the strength of the Nation and under the recommendation of the Council on Citizenship or the Court of Peace.

ARTICLE 13

The Great Council of the Nation will, in good faith, exercise its powers without discrimination against the equality of the sexes and in the interest and well being of the First Malecite Nation of Viger according to this code under recommendation of the Council on Citizenship of the Court of Peace.

RULE IV

THE REGISTRAR

ARTICLE 14

The registrar must work under the supervision of the Great Council of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 15

The registrar must work in direct relation with the Council on Citizenship to which he is a part of.

ARTICLE 16

The registrar must contact and give explanations to any person who requests information regarding this code and ensure that all registration request are forwarded to the Council on Citizenship in a timely manner.

ARTICLE 17

The registrar is not obligated to search for the names having the right to be entered in the register, but, on the other hand, he will provide the clans a family tree of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 18

The registrar is obligated to add all pertinent information to the clans family tree in order to identify a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

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ARTICLE 19

The registrar must retain the file on a citizen or a person who requests the citizen status indefinitely, following his registration on the citizen list.

ARTICLE 20

The registrar must ensure that the citizens list and register are kept up to date and make all necessary amendments such as divorce, separation, death, birth, adoption, deletion, addition, and transfer.

ARTICLE 21

The registrar must be in constant communication with the Indian & Northern Affairs Canada in order to periodically transmit the names newly added to the list of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 22

The registrar must ass to or delete from the citizens list of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, whichever the case may be, in accordance with Rule III, The Register.

ARTICLE 23

The registrar of the First Malecite Nation of Viger must be a registered member on the citizens list of the First Malecite Nation of Viger. The registrar is responsible for the keeping and safeguard of the register.

ARTICLE 24

The registrar is elected by the Council on Citizenship and approved by the Great Council of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 25

The registrar must forward to the Great Council of the Nation any request by the Council on Citizenship for final approval.

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RULE V

THE COUNCIL ON CITIZENSHIP

ARTICLE 26

The Council on Citizenship is the ONLY entity governing the strength/size of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 27

The Council on Citizenship is composed of the Registrar and a representative of each of the original family clans of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 28

The members of the Council on Citizenship are elected by the family clans of the Nation or the Great Council of Wise Men of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 29

The Council on Citizenship has a mandate to scrutinize and approve any request completed and presented to them by the Registrar.

ARTICLE 30

A minimum of two (2) members of the Council excluding the Registrar is required in order for the Council on Citizenship to deliberate.

ARTICLE 31

The Nation’s Great Council is the only entity which can swear into office, the members of the Council on Citizenship elected by the family clans.

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RULE VI

APPEAL PROCEDURE

ARTICLE 32

Refusal of any individual application for citizenship to the First Malecite Nation of Viger, can; by appeal process, apply to the Court of Peace for a request to rectify the judgement of refusal by the Council on Citizenship; resulting in an update to the register.

ARTICLE 33

The Registrar, assisted by two (2) members of the Council on Citizenship, must submit in writing the reasons for the refusal of an individual’s application to be a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 34
Subsequently, the claimant must submit a written request to this effect to the Great Chief of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, by clearly stipulation the reasons which, in his opinion, would justify the requested change.

ARTICLE 35

A Court of Peace, constituted by the Great Council of Wise Men, has the authority to change a decision rendered by the Council on Citizenship.

ARTICLE 36

The Court of Peace has the right to order participation through witness or testimony, any member of the Council on Citizenship or any individual pertinent to the case before them, before deliberations.

ARTICLE 37

The claimant has also the right to have individuals participate in the pleading of his case in front of the Court of Peace. No time limit is given the claimant to accumulate motives and documents which will allow him to plead his case in front of the Court of Peace.

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ARTICLE 38

The hearing by the Court of Peace will always be held in privacy, during the time established by the court. The Court of Peace must render its decision within 90 days of the conclusion of said hearing.

ARTICLE 39

In the event the Court of Peace has judged that the claimant has not sufficient grounds to his claim to be a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger; the claimant has the right to re-appeal within 90 days of the Court of Peace decision date, upon presentation of new evidence to the court. Any claimant may re-appeal with new evidence until the end of the appeal process.

ARTICLE 40

The members of the Court of Peace must keep under silence, the deliberation of the court until the date of the final judgment on any individual claiming to be a citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 41

The Registrar must, on behalf of the Court of Peace, keep the claimant’s file until a verdict has been reached.

ARTICLE 42

Any decision rendered by the Court of Peace can be appealed by a citizen in the event he is supported by the signature of at least ten (10) citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger. To this effect, the claimant must show in writing, the motives which, according to him, justify the requested change. This must be done within 90 days following the decision of the Court of Peace.

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RULE VII

FINAL DISPOSITION

ARTICLE 43

The rules contained in this code of citizenship governing the strength of the First Malecite Nation of Viger comes into effect on this 27th day of June 1987 and the list of citizens will be the one established and maintained in accordance with the rules set forth in said document.

ARTICLE 44

This list will include, by acquired right, all the citizens having been registered or having the right to be registered on the general list of Indian & Northern Affairs Canada and also on the band list of the Indian Reserve of Viger 054, as defined by the law on the Indians before 27 June 1987, effective date of the code of citizenship governing the strength of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 45

The disposition in this code of citizenship governing the strength of the First Malecite Nation of Viger is regarded as law by the First Nation on everything affecting its strength according to international laws. No state shall take any measures, by legislation or any other means, such as provincial or federal laws, to interfere with the sovereign power of the First Malecite Nation of Viger to determine who its citizens are.

ARTICLE 46

Only the Great Council of Wise Men of the Nation has the necessary powers to amend, delete, change, or add applicable rules judged necessary for the well being of the First Malecite Nation of Viger.

ARTICLE 47

No changes or amendments may be made to this code of citizenship without a General Assembly, specifically convened for this purpose. A majority vote of 2/3 of all citizens having the right to vote over the age of 18 years.

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ARTICLE 48

In the event that the First Malecite Nation of Viger can not hold a special General Assembly, to which all its citizens, 18 years and older, having the right to vote can attend; The Great Council of Elders can request a postal proxy. The postal shipment must include: a letter explaining the need/grounds for the amendment to take place, a ballot to vote with, and a duly stamped addressed envelope for return.

ARTICLE 49

The Great Council of Wise Men must ensure that the shipment lists and receipt lists are cross-referenced with the most current of the nation’s registration, list of its citizens, and the final voting results to each voting member.

ARTICLE 50

No citizen of the First Malecite Nation of Viger can or will lose, without his consent, his citizenship status if he meets all the conditions set forth in this code of citizenship.

ARTICLE 51

All citizens of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, having freely joined, are bound by the rules of this code of citizenship and also to the laws to be instituted by the government of the First Malecite Nation of Viger, in order to administer the whole of its common or private territory.

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