What Should Be Done About the Indian Act?

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

In this segment from 2019, we looked at the relevance of the Indian Act. Created more than 150 years ago, the legislation has structured relations between the federal government and Indigenous people for generations. And in the eyes of many, its purpose was and still is, to assimilate, control, and even destroy the people and communities that come under its jurisdiction. In 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to scrap it. That hasn't happened. What should be done about the archaic laws?
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What Should Be Done About the Indian Act?
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Jul 06, 2021
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