The indian act (an act respecting indians, french: loi sur les indiens), (the act) is a canadian act of parliament that concerns registered indians, their bands, and the system of indian reserves. The indian act included the native indians and the canadian government, also known as the crown the canadian government would still own the land but they had to protect it and make it into a reserve for the natives during the indian act 11 treaties were made. The us government used treaties as one means to displace indians from their tribal lands, a mechanism that was strengthened with the removal act of 1830 in cases where this failed, the government sometimes violated both treaties and supreme court rulings to facilitate the spread of. Treaties information regarding treaties to which canada is a party can be obtained in print at tribalism definition of tribalism the canada social science dictionary  provides the treaty power definition of treaty power by rand dyck and christopher cochrane (in their book canadian politics. Many of the treaties required the indian nation move from where they lived at the time, and relocate, normally west, though in a few occasions, they moved in other directions treaties provide a vivid history of a tribe and often have lists of names included in them or as attachments to them.
Under the treaties, 24indians ceded rights of possession in nearly all of the land covered by treaty in exchange for the promise of annuities, goods, farm implements, and indian treaties see text accompanying notes 226-29, infra 29 it is arguable that s 88 of the indian act, rsc 1970, c 1-6. Best answer: i assume you are talking about the canadian indian acts there was not that many changes in 1951 itself but by then the original 1876 act had ban hereditary rule of bands further amended to allow for the involuntary enfranchisement (and loss of treaty rights) of any status indian.
Acts, indian acts and amendments 1868-1950, indian affairs canada, ottawa 1981adams, ann early days at red river settlement in coll of min nova britannia or our new canadian dominion foreshadowed(toronto 1884) morris, alexander the treaties of canada with the indians of. The indian act gave canada a coordinated approach to indian policy rather than the pre-confederation piece-meal approach the great aim of our legislation has been to do away with the tribal system and assimilate the indian people in all respects with the other inhabitants of the. The indian act (an act respecting indians), rs, 1985, c i-5, is a canadian statute that concerns registered indians (that is, first nations peoples of canada), their bands, and the system of indian reserves.
Numbered treaties , the indian act , the constitution act of 1982 and case laws were established aboriginal peoples construe these in 1985, the canadian parliament passed bill c-31, an act to amend the indian act because of a constitutional requirement, the bill took effect on april 17, 1985. The indian act while treaties were being negotiated in the west, legislation was introduced in 1876 which would have deep and long lasting impacts in light of aboriginal canadians participations in the first, second and korean wars, in 1946, a special joint parliamentary committee of the senate and.
What is the history of the indian act and the right to vote for aboriginal peoples in canada the right to vote, which most canadians take for granted, was a hard fought battle for indigenous the federal government did extend the franchise to inuit, who did not have treaties or reserves so were. Opinion: as the indian act comes under scrutiny, treaties could serve as a reminder of what we could achieve—or a mark of our collective failure. The indian act is the principal statute through which the federal government administers indian status, local first nations governments and the management a number of indigenous groups made treaties — in particular the first five numbered treaties — with canadian governments before the 1876. Presentation by jean friesen this webinar is part of the treaties and the treaty relationship webinar series we will look at the expectations of both parties at the treaty and will discuss the implications for she served as historian at the (now) museum of canadian history in ottawa, was the founding.
The indian act sets out the legal definition for who is considered a person of aboriginal status under canadian law, and therefore who is entitled to certain charter rights and freedoms (since 1970) in addition to treaty rights while aboriginal status means certain rights and freedoms. Legislation concerning canada's first peoples government legislation on indians was all aimed at assimilation in the nineteenth century, the goal the 1857 civilization of indian tribes act, enacted by the british colonial government, declared that indians who were sufficiency advanced education. Solving conflicts through agreements: the indian act and canadian treaties by looking at both the indian act and canadian treaties, it is easy to distinguish that the treaties were more effective for establishing rights for canada's indigenous people.