Umair's Indian Act Timeline

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Gradual Civilization Act

1857

Any First Nations made who was free of debit, literate and of good moral character could be awarded full ownership of 59 acres of reserve land.

Gradual Enfranchisement Act

1869

This act increased government control of on reserve political system.

The Indian Act

1876

The Indian Act was put into place by the Canadian government which regulated and controlled many aspect of First Nation

Administrative Power

1880

The department of Indian Affairs was created to administer the Government of Canada's responsibilities under the Indian Act.

Industrial Schools Changed To Residential Schools

1883

Industrial schools ran from 183-1923.After 1923 the schools were known as "Residential School."

Culltural Heritage

1884

Provisions to the Indian Act 1884 were designed to discourage and punished First Nation peoples for participating in cultural practices such as dancing.

First Nation Children

1894

Provisions to this act in 1894 provided for compulsory school attendance of First Nation children.

The Amendments

1951

They removed some of the provisions in the legislation, including the banning of dances and ceremonies.

Bill C`31

1985

Bill C`31 was introduced which allowed First Nation women to marry non-Status or non-First Nations men without losing their Indian status.