Human Wrongs Watch

(UN News)* — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) called on Thursday [3 March 2022], for Canada to fully address long-standing gender-based discrimination in its Indian Act, which continues to affect tens of thousands of descendants of indigenous women today.

Unsplash/Galen Crout | Under Canada’s Indian Act, the federal Government maintains that indigenous people must have “status Indian” registration as for access to rights and benefits.