‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada’s indigenous women fight for equality | World news | The Guardian


“We’re the only group in Canada that has got legislated discrimination still active, alive and well,” said McIvor.

Early versions of the Indian Act – the 1876 colonial-era legislation that attempts to wrangle Canada’s more than 600 First Nations bands into a bureaucratic category – defined First Nations as “a male Indian, the wife of a male Indian or the child of a male Indian”.

Campaigners have long challenged this definition, managing to chip away at some of the inequality.

But today – in a country with a prime minister who proclaims himself a feministand whose government has sought to usher in feminist foreign policy around the world – the law still continues to discriminate.

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One thought on “‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada’s indigenous women fight for equality | World news | The Guardian

  1. “Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada’s indigenous women fight for equality.” Hurrah to the indigenous women of Canada fighting for
    equality!!!!! In this day and age why should anyone have to fight for equality!!! We are all equals!!!!!

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