Compiled by Molly Burke
The Indian Act was a series of laws put in place by the Canadian government to control First Nation peoples’ status and rights. It affects First Nation people but not Metis and Inuit. The Indian act is still present in Canada today, although some of the more discriminatory aspects of the act have been repealed. The Indian Act has caused intergenerational trauma for many First Nations people.
Some of the discriminatory laws created by the Indian Act included:
References & Websites
Indigenous Corporate Training. (2015) 21 Things You May Not Have Known About The Indian Act.