Brian Thom, anthropology, determining Aboriginal status complex

(February 15, 2016) - A young Calgary man says he was recently told he cannot play in the All Native Basketball tournament because he lacks the required Aboriginal bloodlines, despite being a member of the Heiltsuk Nation in Bella Bella, BC. Brian Thom spoke about Canadian rules governing who is Aboriginal in the Canadian Press story, which was picked up by various publications including Huffington Post Canada, Vancouver Sun, Metro News, Times Colonist and Winnipeg Free PressVSun (Source: CP)