Senate backs down from standoff over Indian Act amendment

An amended bill that aims to rid the Indian Act of all its sexist elements has been approved by the Senate despite senators’ expressed concern that the government has given no timeline for removing one of the most contentious areas of discrimination.

  • Because Indians are really really upset about “sexism”?

    A White man’s document (the Indian Act), is being modified by White men, to satisfy a post-modern White man’s progressive concept about the sexes transposed onto Indians who for the most part are patriarchal. Most tribes are traditionally patriarchal, a few are matriarchal, while some are matrilineal while being patriarchal, while others are patrilineal while being matriarchal, or any combination of the above. If you are looking at tribal tradition and inheritance etc., you would have to look at each tribe individually — Aboriginal Peoples are not in fact a single homogeneous whole.

    I probably got that analysis wrong somewhere, but who cares? Wake me up when somebody can explain where the Indian Act has something to do with Indians in the first place.

    • BillyHW

      There were no Chief Proteinshakes before the white man’s feminism came.

  • Alain

    Wake me up when it is about abolishing the Indian Act which is really the Apartheid Act. Unbelievable that such a thing exists in the 21st century.

    • BillyHW

      Nothing wrong with Apartheid. The Indian Act is problematic because it forces reserves to be communist and communism doesn’t work. Also, it allows for representation without taxation which is gravely evil and immoral.

      • You got it half-right Billy (nothing wrong with Government-imposed Apartheid?!). The late 1800’s was when Marx came out with the Communist Manifesto. He wrote about Indians quite a bit and considered them to be the first “communists”. Except they were never communists — archaeology evidences that they had free market economies.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          In Africa, there was nothing wrong with Apartheid.

  • Thomas Henderson

    Why not simply abolish the Indian Act? End the dignity-sapping welfare and top-end bureaucratic gravy train once and for all.