A Woman's Fight Against the Indian Act

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Lynn Gehl, a member of the Indigenous Famous Six, was part of a group of women who fought the sex discrimination found in the Indian Act. Gehl won her 23-year legal challenge but do current laws allow Indigenous people to reclaim their status and cultural identity? Gehl is an advocate and artist, with a Ph.D in Indigenous Studies, and defendant in the landmark case Gehl v. Canada. A member of the Algonquin of Pikwakanagan First Nation, she joins us to talk about her new book, "Gehl v. Canada: Challenging Sex Discrimination in The Indian Act."
Episode:
Who Is Indigenous?
Aired:
Nov 23, 2021
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