Indian Act

MMIWG Inquiry 20190603

Abolishing the Indian Act means eliminating First Nations’ rights

Pam Palmater: The Indian Act is used as a target to deflect blame for racist decisions made by the federal government; a clever guise to force the surrender of all First Nations’ rights
Jane Philpott Carolyn Bennett Jody Wilson-Raybould Jean-Yves Duclos

Trudeau’s First Nations ’framework’ project looks stalled

The prime minister made speeding the path to self-government a personal priority, but the initiative has met with skepticism and resistance
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Dismantling the Indian Act and modernizing treaties is possible—and necessary

Opinion: As the Indian Act comes under scrutiny, treaties could serve as a reminder of what we could achieve—or a mark of our collective failure
Huu-ay-aht First Nation

Why dismantling the Indian Act will be nearly impossible

Opinion: And it might not be much of a solution to the issues that plague "Indians" in Canada, anyway
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The trickery behind Justin Trudeau’s reconciliation talk

Jeffrey Ansloos: Decolonization through abolition of the Indian Act is not ’modernization’—it’s political revolution. Does Ottawa have the stomach for it?
Bennett, Philpott

Why the government’s decision to split INAC is a step in the right direction

Opinion: Perry Bellegarde on why he’s ’cautiously optimistic’ about the Trudeau government’s split of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
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The barriers for Indigenous women in entrepreneurship

Nicole Robertson on her firsthand experiences of the unique challenges of starting a small business as an Indigenous woman
First Nations protestors dance during an ‘Idle No More’ demonstration on Parliament Hill in Ottawa

The decent fix for aboriginal rights

Aboriginal peoples of Canada deserve justice, says Barbara Amiel, but negotiations will be complicated