Any First Nations men, if they we're free of debt, literate and has a good moral character would be awarded but, in order to get this he would have to cut all ties to his band and cease to be an Indian.
It took plenty of power away from the Indians and it only happened to make the Indians more like the white people.
In 1869 the Canadian Government was introduced and was used as a voting system
The Indian Act started in 1876.
In 1880 the Department of Indian affairs was made.
Provisions to the Indian Act were designed to discourage and punish First Nations peoples for participating in cultaral practices such as dancing.
In 1889 First Nations were banned from First Nations spiritual ceremonies.
In 1923 the schools became.
Major changes occurred to the Indian Act in 1951 including banning the dances and ceremonies.
Bill C-31 was introduced and allowed First Nations to marry non-First Nations