As with other First Nations in Canada some Saulteau members in past decades moved away from the community and the region, and lived their lives apart from our community. Saulteau women who married non-Saulteau men are a good example. They never stopped being Saulteau but federal legislation determined that they were no longer Saulteau citizens and therefore did not qualify for the same benefits as other Saulteau citizens. Many of our citizens who have been away in the past have asked to return to our community and resume their place as contributing members of our community. We welcome our citizens back into our community and ask that they follow a process to re-establish their citizenship as Saulteau members.