the act was a consolidation of pre-existing colonial legislation including the Gradual Civilization Act (1857) and the Gradual Enfranchisement Act (1869).
Any First Nations male had to be free of debt, literate and of good moral character could
be awarded full ownership (owned but not to be sold) of 59 acres of reserve land.
Increased government control of on-reserve political systems.
Canadian Government started voting system for chief and council
the indinan act was put into place by canadian governmenct which regulated and controlled many aspects of First Nations lives across Canada.
Provisions made to Indian Act
Created to administer the Government of Canada's responsibilities under the Indian Act
Discouraged and punished First Nations people for taking part in cultural practices.
Changed some of the provisions in the legislation including banning dances and ceremonies. First Nations people could now hire lawyers to represent them in legal matters.
First Nations women could marry non-Status or non-First Nations men without losing their Indian status.