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Bill amending the Indian Act

14/11/2017

“’Essential step': Liberals move to end sex-based status discrimination in Indian Act”, CBC News, 8 November 2017
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/indian-act-discrimination-women-1.4393558

As many as 1.4 million people of First Nations descent would be eligible for status under the government’s broadened plan to end sex-based discrimination in the Indian Act.

“Canada Moves Closer to Gender Equity for Indigenous Women”, The New York Times, 14 November 2017
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/world/canada/indigenous-indian-act-gender-equality.html

The Canadian Senate approved legislation last week to amend a 141-year-old law that has prevented indigenous women and their descendants from obtaining the same rights allotted to indigenous men, including some tax breaks, the ability to vote for indigenous governments, access to land on reserves and expanded health care coverage.