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Bill C-38: An Act to amend the Indian Act

Bill C-38 is a proposed piece of legislation addressing the impacts of enfranchisement. Although Bill C-31 made revisions to the Indian Act in 1985, it didn't solve every problem for the descendants of enfranchised Indigenous Peoples. Bill C-38 aims to fix these problems by providing entitlement for the descendants of enfranchised Indigenous Peoples. Descendants would also be given the ability to have their names entered in a Departmental Band List; enable women to regain membership in their Band if they had lost it for marrying a member of a different Band (prior to 1985); and provide the opportunity to remove oneself from the Indian Register or a Band List, without affecting the individuals entitlement or their descendants' entitlement to registration and/or Band membership in the future.

Read more about Bill C-38 and it's potential benefits for you by clicking the link below.


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