Your question: What replaced the Indian Act?

In 1984, the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, as well as the Penner Report, resulted in the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act, the first piece of Indigenous self-government legislation in Canada, which replaced the Indian Act and established Indigenous communities in the region as corporate entities.

Does the Indian Act still exist 2020?

While the Indian Act has undergone numerous amendments since it was first passed in 1876, today it largely retains its original form. The Indian Act is administered by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), formerly the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND).

How did the Indian Act affect Canada?

Ever since the Indian Act was assented to in 1876, the health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada has been tragically impacted. They were dispossessed of their lands, traditional economies, and the traditional foods that had sustained them since time immemorial, which compromised their immune systems.

Who benefits from the Indian Act?

Registered Indians, also known as status Indians, have certain rights and benefits not available to non-status Indians, Métis, Inuit or other Canadians. These rights and benefits include on-reserve housing, education and exemptions from federal, provincial and territorial taxes in specific situations.

Is the Indian Act still in effect in Canada?

Indian Act, 1876. The most important single act affecting First Nations is the Indian Act, passed by the federal government of the new Dominion of Canada in 1876 and still in existence today.

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Why was the Indian Act unfair?

The act has also been criticized by non-Aboriginal Peoples and politicians as being too paternalistic and creating an unjust system with excessive costs that are considered uneconomical. The Indian Act gave Canada a coordinated approach to Indian policy rather than the pre-Confederation piece-meal approach.

How much land do natives own in Canada?

Our Indian reserves are only 0.2 per cent of Canada’s land mass yet Indigenous Peoples are expected to survive on that land base.

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