Tag - human rights

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UPDATED – Bill C-3 – Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act
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McIvor is Just the Start – The Indian Act is Full of Discrimination

UPDATED – Bill C-3 – Gender Equity in Indian Registration Act

Sharon McIvor went to court to challenge the gender discrimination in section 6 of the Indian Act, 1985. Registration under the Indian Act provides greater entitlements to Indian men who married out (married a non-Indian) and their descendants as compared with Indian women who married out. McIvor won both at trial and on appeal and[…]

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McIvor is Just the Start – The Indian Act is Full of Discrimination

So by now, everyone has heard of the McIvor case and knows that the registration provisions of the Indian Act, otherwise referred to as “status”, will be amended as a result. The question remains: what are we going to do about the discrimination that won’t be addressed by those amendments? For anyone who hasn’t heard[…]

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