By Pierre Lepage ; supervision, Maryse Alcindor ; translation, Jan Jordon .
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Additional resources for Aboriginal Peoples : Fact and Fiction (2nd Ed.)
This regressive provision of the Act, which treated the First Nations like children, was abolished in 1985, as was the provision that permitted discrimination on the basis of sex by removing the Indian status of Indian women who married non-Indian men. The creation of Aboriginal governments, now under discussion, represents a new path, providing hope that Indians would be able Two Amerindian women became known to survive, develop, and thrive as communities. At long last, this for their fight against the sex-based discrimination contained in the Indian represented the opAct.
The guardianship regime determines Indian status, as well as band membership, the political and administrative structure, reserve management, tax exemptions, and financial administration, while making Indians wards of the State (Dupuis 1991, 42). 34 Up to 1985, the renunciation of Indian identity was the price to be paid for acquiring all the attributes of citizenship. The Act provided that an Amerindian or even an entire Amerindian community could apply for enfranchisement, upon certain conditions.
The Minister of Indian Affairs, as guardian, had to be of the opinion that the First Nations person concerned was capable of assuming the duties and responsibilities of citizenship. The Minister also had to believe that the First Nations person was capable of supporting himself and his dependents. ” From the standpoint of human rights and at a time when equal rights are being promoted, such measures appear to be rooted in another century. However, as mentioned previously, and as incredible as it may seem, this outdated enfranchisement provision was not abolished until 1985.
Aboriginal Peoples : Fact and Fiction (2nd Ed.) by Pierre Lepage ; supervision, Maryse Alcindor ; translation, Jan Jordon .