DATE: September 11, 2011
WHERE AS: Article III (4)(a) of MMF By-Law No. 1 (the MMF Constitution) provides in part that:
4. Classes of Membership
a. Individual Member
All current members shall be required to provide a genealogy including supporting evidentiary documents completed by a recognized institution to objectively verify the member’s Historic Metis Nation Ancestry no later than September 1, 2012.
AND WHEREAS Article IV (5) of the Constitution provides:
Termination of Membership
Individual membership shall terminate upon the happening of one or more of the following events: viz,
5. It is determined by the Federation that the member has not provided the genealogy including supporting evidentiary documents that he or she objectively and verifiably meets the definition of Metis in Article III 1 and the individual membership requirement in Article III and the individual membership requirement in Article III 4 (a).
AND WHEREAS the Board of Directors of the MMF have determined that a number of current members will not be able to comply with the requirement to provide the genealogy including supporting evidentiary documents by September 1st, 2012.
BE IT RESOLVED that Article III 4 (a) of the Constitution be amended by deleting the words “no later than September 1st, 2012” and substituting therefore the words “no later than September 1st, 2014”.
MOVED BY: Ed Charrier
SECONDED BY: John Fleury
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