Manitoba bill would help ensure birth certificates reflect Indigenous names – Global News

Manitoba bill would help ensure birth certificates reflect Indigenous names – Global News

by pmnationtalk on November 18, 202220 Views

November 18, 2022

The Manitoba government is moving to ensure birth certificates can better represent the names of Indigenous people and those of other cultures.

A bill now before the legislature would establish a wider range of letters, characters and symbols beyond the traditional ones found in the English and French languages.

The bill would also allow for single names, instead of first and last ones, in accordance with cultural practices.

Government Services Minister Reg Helwer says the change will meet the needs of residential school and ’60s Scoop survivors who want to reclaim their birth names.

Read More: https://globalnews.ca/news/9288942/manitoba-birth-certificates-indigenous-names/

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