Jordan's Indian Act

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The Gradual Civilization Act

1857

Any First Nation male who was free of debt, and good moral character could be awarded full ownership of acres of reserve land.

The Gradual Enfranchisement Act

1869

This act increased government control of on-reserve political systems.

The Indian Act

1876

The Indian Act was not part of any treaty made between First Nations peoples and the British Crown.

Administrative Powers

1880

Indian agents were appointed to regulate and enforce the Indian act.

Industrial/Residential Schools

1883

The school was meant to change First Nation people to white people.

Cultural Heritage

1884

Cultural Heritage was designed to punish First Nation people for participating in events like dancing.

Bill C-31

1985

Bill C-31 is something that let First Nation women to marry non-First Nation men without losing there Indian status.