My project on the Indian Act!
First Nation men out of debt could be awarded full ownership but not able to sell 59 acres of reserve. The main goal was to assimilate and to cause the disappearance of First Nations.
The main purpose of the Gradual Enfranchisement Act was to assimilate and give up their treaty status.
The Indian Act was put into place by the British Crown in 1876.
The Department of Indian Affairs was created to administer the Government of Canada's responsibilities under the Indian Act.
Provisions to this act in 1894 provided for compulsory school attendance of First Nations children.
Provisions to The Indian Act were designed to discourage and punish First Nations Peoples for participating in cultural practices like Ceremonies.
First Nations are banned from conducting or participating in First Nations spiritual ceremonies.
Industrial Schools changed to Residential Schools.
Changes made to the Indian Act Provisions can dance again.
Bill C-31 was introduced which allowed First Nations women to marry non-Status or non-First Nations men without losing their Indian status.