Merritt, BC

Cemetery at Nicola Lake

Taking on the Indian Act — equality, finally. Last Thursday, Aug 15, First Nations women, advocates, and communities celebrated a victory for gender equality that was 143 years in the making. The Govt of Canada finally brought the outstanding provisions of Bill S-3 into force, that will eliminate remaining sex-based inequities from the Indian Act and abolish the 1951 cut-off from the Indian Act registration provisions, which prohibited women being treated equally as transmitters of status, and denied their descendants status rights…

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