Bill passes to end discrimination in the Indian Act

The Senate of Canada signed off on a government bill Monday night to remove sex-discrimination from the Indian Act.

15 thoughts on “Bill passes to end discrimination in the Indian Act

  1. TheFederal government’s own rules about status will mean that no government~recognized First Nations people will be left in a few years, they’re literally annihilating us in a very subtle and yet wide open way

  2. TheFederal government’s own rules about status will mean that no government~recognized First Nations people will be left in a few years, they’re literally annihilating us in a very subtle and yet wide open way

  3. The Indigenous Peoples of North America have always treated woman with respect and honored their input into discussions. This has been the Native way to live for a thousand years. Then came the Government of Canada and immediately said with brilliance “Native women can”t
    be Native women any longer.” Yes they all agreed in a moment of supreme wisdom. Hence Native women lost their Treaty Status when they married a white man. But brilliance overtook them again, and white woman became Treaty Status if they married an Indian man.
    Now the government of Canada overruled that decision Monday evening and voted so Indian woman could be Indian women again.
    Brilliance in its finest hour.

    1. Yes but those white women who attained status then divorced the men before 1986 still retain their status and yes full Status.

  4. It may be presented as discriminatory but should you trace it’s real purpose back to 1876, you’ll see clearly that its intended purpose was to terminate women’s ability to take their real place and govern the tribe as Indian people chosen clanmothers….think Indian think….

  5. Interesting to see how they will enforce Bill C31 still a problem. Whole Act is a problem. We are humans not an ACT.

  6. The Indigenous Peoples of North America have always treated woman with respect and honored their input into discussions. This has been the Native way to live for a thousand years. Then came the Government of Canada and immediately said with brilliance “Native women can”t
    be Native women any longer.” Yes they all agreed in a moment of supreme wisdom. Hence Native women lost their Treaty Status when they married a white man. But brilliance overtook them again, and white woman became Treaty Status if they married an Indian man.
    Now the government of Canada overruled that decision Monday evening and voted so Indian woman could be Indian women again.
    Brilliance in its finest hour.

    1. Yes but those white women who attained status then divorced the men before 1986 still retain their status and yes full Status.

  7. It may be presented as discriminatory but should you trace it’s real purpose back to 1876, you’ll see clearly that its intended purpose was to terminate women’s ability to take their real place and govern the tribe as Indian people chosen clanmothers….think Indian think….

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