Liberal MP maintains Indigenous identity, despite removal from Algonquin group

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A Liberal member of Parliament says he’ll continue identifying as Indigenous, despite being removed from the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) in a recent registry cleanup.

The controversial umbrella organization is tightening enrolment criteria, removing nearly 25 per cent of its electors as it presses to conclude a modern treaty with the Canadian and Ontario governments.

But even though Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré is no longer with the Mattawa/North Bay Algonquin First Nation, he isn’t backing away from his identity.

“I still identify as Indigenous and Métis, but I don’t identify myself [as Algonquin] since I got the letter,” Serré told CBC Indigenous.

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Serré said he doesn’t

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