Applies three processes: trauma to culture, collective stigmatization, and historic trauma. Chapter three from Moving Forward, Making a Difference, vol. 3, which is also vol. 5 in the Aboriginal Policy Research series. Originally presented at the second annual Aboriginal Policy Research Conference, 2006.
Bill introduced to comply with Court's decision in Descheneaux et al., v. Canada (Attorney General), which found current <i>Indian Act</i> violated equality provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Court case involved eligibility for Indian Status.
Comments on the proposed Act rather than the final version.
Even with the amendments made to the Indian Act in 1985, complexities continue to surround Aboriginal people's attempts to regain their legal status.
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