Liberals move to end Indian Act discrimination

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.


20 thoughts on “Liberals move to end Indian Act discrimination

  1. my tribe wasnt recognized until 1985. I was adopted to white and was raised as chattle with my sibling. Because of that my children ended up in adoption. there was no ICWA to protect us and keep us with our Native family. We had no tribe to go to for help either because of termination. To this day it has affected my family in a negative way…we are basically estranged. My tribes lengthy termination was due to those elders fighting for recognition would not accept quantum. Quantum would exclude our own relatives through a non-indian law. Therefore I feel all Native affected by termination and left without the protection of ICWA should have right to suit against the government that tore their families apart.

  2. my tribe wasnt recognized until 1985. I was adopted to white and was raised as chattle with my sibling. Because of that my children ended up in adoption. there was no ICWA to protect us and keep us with our Native family. We had no tribe to go to for help either because of termination. To this day it has affected my family in a negative way…we are basically estranged. My tribes lengthy termination was due to those elders fighting for recognition would not accept quantum. Quantum would exclude our own relatives through a non-indian law. Therefore I feel all Native affected by termination and left without the protection of ICWA should have right to suit against the government that tore their families apart.

  3. They need to abolish the effects of enfranchisement as well. Even if this happens I still won’t be status do to the fact my grandmother became enfranchised when her dad sold his status. She was a minor at the time and automatically became enfranchised too.

  4. They need to abolish the effects of enfranchisement as well. Even if this happens I still won’t be status do to the fact my grandmother became enfranchised when her dad sold his status. She was a minor at the time and automatically became enfranchised too.

  5. Does this mean my grandchildren will be able to get Status. As my sons labeled as a 6 -2 cause he was born in 1986 and his Childern were not allowed treaty status

  6. Does this mean my grandchildren will be able to get Status. As my sons labeled as a 6 -2 cause he was born in 1986 and his Childern were not allowed treaty status

  7. So prior to 1985, my mom has 4 kids, 2 born before 1985 and 2 born after. in the case does 2 of us get our status and the other 2 don’t?

  8. So prior to 1985, my mom has 4 kids, 2 born before 1985 and 2 born after. in the case does 2 of us get our status and the other 2 don’t?

  9. Has the government first established the criteria to prevent abusive large numbers of claims and the potential significant losses of taxpayer revenues?

    1. No comparison to the billions spent on cultural genocide, residential schools, hospitals, etc. Don’t worry, the government has better ways to spend your tax dollars.

  10. Many in the various communities have stated that Women’s Liberation was just an issue of White Liberal Middle-Class women, this proves that this has never been the case. The denial of Native women the right to the continuation of their lineage is of great importance for the survival of Native Nations throughout this hemisphere. As Fredrick Douglas once said, “without struggle, there is no progress.”

    1. we are confident all us will see justice been serve very soon we were born to exercise our rights no matter where or if we are women or men we parents must respect and empower our children all of us are equal with rights and rrsposabilities

  11. I could never understand that even though my birth certificate stares live birth of an Indian yet my grand children we’re unable to registered as Staus Anishinabe

    1. My Grandmother Full Blood Gitxsan Married A Scotchman Lost Her Status in 1945 .. there for No status was passed on to My Mother .. Bill c-31 Enacted That And now My Mom was Status .. Thou they Had Put a Second Generation Cut-off to where I was Not Able To Receive Status .. it wasn’t until 2010 Sharon McIvoir Court Case To Gender Equality Can in To where I Became Status ..

  12. Has the government first established the criteria to prevent abusive large numbers of claims and the potential significant losses of taxpayer revenues?

    1. No comparison to the billions spent on cultural genocide, residential schools, hospitals, etc. Don’t worry, the government has better ways to spend your tax dollars.

  13. Many in the various communities have stated that Women’s Liberation was just an issue of White Liberal Middle-Class women, this proves that this has never been the case. The denial of Native women the right to the continuation of their lineage is of great importance for the survival of Native Nations throughout this hemisphere. As Fredrick Douglas once said, “without struggle, there is no progress.”

    1. we are confident all us will see justice been serve very soon we were born to exercise our rights no matter where or if we are women or men we parents must respect and empower our children all of us are equal with rights and rrsposabilities

  14. I could never understand that even though my birth certificate stares live birth of an Indian yet my grand children we’re unable to registered as Staus Anishinabe

    1. My Grandmother Full Blood Gitxsan Married A Scotchman Lost Her Status in 1945 .. there for No status was passed on to My Mother .. Bill c-31 Enacted That And now My Mom was Status .. Thou they Had Put a Second Generation Cut-off to where I was Not Able To Receive Status .. it wasn’t until 2010 Sharon McIvoir Court Case To Gender Equality Can in To where I Became Status ..

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