Often people in more remote areas never got their birth registered and as such have no birth certificate.

This may not cause much of a problem as a child, but nowadays getting a licence, joining a club, doing anything with Government involves producing a birth certificate or Passport – for which you need a birth certificate.

Pathfinders are a group led by First Nations people who help those without birth certificates

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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Ron Naden coordinator of the National Aboriginal Birth Certificate program Pathfinders

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 12 July 2023