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How the Indian Act Made Indians Act Like Indian Act Indians

What is the Indian Act?

The Indian Act is a law first passed by Canada in 1876. It imposed government control over all Natives, covering many aspects of daily life. It focused on 3 main areas, however: band councils, reserves, and status (membership). Its primary purpose was (and is) to control Natives & assimilate them into Canada. It was always intended as a temporary set of laws until Native peoples were successfully assimilated. Read the rest of this entry

Colonization and Decolonization Manual

A manual for Indigenous liberation in the 21st century.

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