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  • Information Update: COVID-19

    Information Update: COVID-190

    Treaty 2 Territory – Monday, June 1, 2020, today we have no cases of COVID-19 in our Nations in the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory. Many of our Nations have restricted outside visitors to their Nations. Members of each Nation are asked to exercise self-isolation and not to travel out of their Nation for

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  • History of the Indian Act – Part Four

    History of the Indian Act – Part Four0

    Indigenous Policy in Transition: The Indian Act from 1952 to Present Contemporary amendments and revisions of the Indian Act Since the revisions of 1951, the Indian Act has continued to undergo changes, both in terms of its underlying philosophy and its specific provisions. The following provides an overview of the Indian Act during the period 1952 to Present.

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  • History of the Indian Act – Part Three

    History of the Indian Act – Part Three0

    1951: Revision of the Indian Act: The Act is revised to allow some freedoms. Minister of Indian Affairs is granted broader discretionary powers over the implementation of the Act as well as the daily lives of Indians on reserves (from birth to the grave). Parliament would allow that provincial law to apply to Indians on reserves.

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  • History of the Indian Act – Part Two

    History of the Indian Act – Part Two0

    Philosophy of the Indian Act, 1876 The first Indian Act adopted an explicit vision of assimilation, in which Indians would be encouraged to leave behind their Indian status and traditional cultures and become full members of the broader Canadian society. In this context, Indians were viewed as children or wards of the state, to which the

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  • History of the Indian Act – Part One

    History of the Indian Act – Part One0

    The Royal Proclamation and Indigenous legislation (Indian Act) Before it became a colonizing force, the Crown acted as a mechanism that enabled settlers to engage in meaningful negotiations and ceremony with civilizations that were different from their own. Confederation later disrupted these relationships, eclipsing treaties and placing them under the control of the federal government –

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  • Moving forward with Unfinished Treaty Business – Part I

    Moving forward with Unfinished Treaty Business – Part I0

    Treaty 2 territory – The resources of the land have been exploited without the consultation or consent of the Anishinaabe, without benefit to the Anishinaabe, and without recognition of their Aboriginal Title. This failure of the past is what guides the claim of the Anishinaabe of Treaty 2 territory. The goal of the Anishinaabe of

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