Indian Act Reform

Feds follow up on court order to end discrimination

Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl has announced changes to the Indian Act that will end discrimination toward thousands of Canadians. The changes come to the parts of the act that discriminate against the descendents of native women who married non-native men. The announcement is the result of an April decision by the BC Court of Appeal. The Court said the Indian Act violates equality provisions in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and ordered the federal government to make changes within one year.


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