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Enhancing Digital IDs for Canadian Tribes; Still Shipping Paper Documents in the U.S.

– Biometric Update

A company in Canada has designed a digital ID card for Indigenous card holders

OneFeather’s mission is to make applying for a Canadian identity card easier for Indigenous peoples without infringing on their rights or privacy.

“Among those rights is to their biometric data, which OneFeather says it does not share with the federal government throughout the process. The company gives the government only what it needs for a national status account.”

The article also discusses an Indigenous tribe in the US, who are the 11th tribe to have established a biometric tribal card which allows them to more easily cross tribal boundaries around the country.

[OneFeather] says its service focuses on the privacy, identity, and sovereignty of Indigenous card holders

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