Kathleen of Care2 is Taking Action – Canada, repeal The Indian Act !

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The Indian Act was originally designed to integrate First Nations Peoples of Canada into non-Native society, but it has allowed the Canadian government to have control over Native land and their way of life.

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In recent years, the Indian Act has made it impossible for Native communities to grow economically and improve their lives. The Indian Act is well-known to be both racist and demeaning, yet no action has been taken to repeal it.

While the Indian Act may have been relevant in the 1800s, it is no longer relevant today. Native communities need to have control over their land and have the right to make the choices that they believe are best for their people.

The Indian Act puts the decision-making power into the hands of people who know nothing about Native communities.

Aboriginal peoples” is a collective name for the original peoples of North America and their descendants. The Canadian constitution recognizes three groups of Aboriginal people: Indians (commonly referred to as First Nations), Métis and Inuit. These are three distinct peoples with unique histories, languages, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. More than one million people in Canada identify themselves as an Aboriginal person, according to the 2006 Census.

Aboriginal communities are located in urban, rural and remote locations across Canada.

They include:
•First Nations or Indian Bands, generally located on lands called reserves;
•Inuit communities located in Nunavut, NWT, Northern Quebec (Nunavik) and Labrador;
•Métis communities; and
•communities of Aboriginal people (including Métis, Non-Status Indians, Inuit and First Nation individuals) in cities or towns which are not part of reserves or traditional territories (for example, the Aboriginal community in Winnipeg).

Tell Stephen Harper to repeal the Indian Act today. »

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