Leanne Betasamosake Simpson fuels resistance with poetry and song on Theory of IceJamie Ludwigon March 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

In 1876, the Canadian parliament passed the Indian Act, a sweeping piece of legislation that still dictates how the government interacts with the First Nations bands indigenous to the country and legally defines Indian status and band membership. Though heavily amended over the years, the Indian Act initially included policies that disenfranchised Indigenous women who married outside their band, stripping them and their children of Indian status and restricting their access to native communities and traditional land.…Read More

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