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February 24, 2023

Northern Alberta First Nation welcomes ruling declaring election laws discriminatory

Decision restores voting power to generations of women at Whitefish Lake First Nation No. 128 CBC News: A legal victory for two Cree women has restored the right to vote for generations of women at an Alberta First Nation. On Feb. 15, the Federal Court struck down two election rules at Whitefish Lake First Nation...

June 27, 2022

‘Piecemeal’ government action has worsened discrimination in the Indian Act: Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples.

Senate of Canada: Ottawa – First Nations women and their descendants are still being denied status because of ongoing discrimination in the Indian Act, according to a report by the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. The report “Make it stop! Ending the remaining discrimination in Indian registration” found that ongoing discrimination in the registration provisions of the...