Status Indian of Haitian descent barred from B.C.'s All Native Basketball Tournament

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      This morning, CBC News reporter Betsy Trumpener has broken a story that's likely to reverberate around North America.

      Josiah Wilson was born in Haiti and was adopted as an infant by a Heiltsuk family.

      According to the CBC News report, Wilson is a status Indian and grew up living with the Heiltsuk, playing basketball in the B.C. community of Bella Bella and making the tribal team called The Wolf Pack.

      But now, Wilson has been barred from competing in the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert because he's not of one-eighth First Nations ancestry.

      "We saw it as extremely insulting," his father, Calgary obstetrician Dr. Don Wilson, told CBC News. "It's upholding that abhorrent notion that blood quantum or DNA or birth is what defines us as indigenous people."

      The story has led to a Facebook petition calling on tournament organizers to recognize his son's status.