When moving past the Indian Act means something worse

Policy Options – Russell Diabo The history of constitutional talks and federal policy tells us that even when Canada talks about eliminating the Indian Act, Indigenous rights are at risk. In 1980, I was at the Skyline Hotel in Ottawa (now the Delta) and...

Why administrative changes won’t kill the Indian Act

Public Policy – Naiomi Metallic Splitting Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two is a positive move, but administrative changes alone won’t lead to self-determination. No institutional change will sustain the long-term fundamental political objective of...

The Indian Act and urban Canada

Policy Options – Heather Dorries Abolishing the Indian Act and returning control of membership to First Nations communities could also help the well-being of urban First Nations peoples. ince its inception in 1876, the Indian Act has maintained a chokehold on...