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Federal Indian Policy in Canada
An examination of the Aboriginal Canadians' self-government problem.
# 100756 | 2,732 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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Description:

This paper explains how the Canadian government has acted to appease First Nation citizens and examines the history of the First Nation people from a political standpoint. The writer then discusses how the current self-government legislation fails to fully address the self-government needs of Canada's Indigenous people.

Outline:
Introduction
Federal Government Legislation Regarding Native Canadians
Current Aboriginal Self-Government Legislation
Assembly of First Nations: History of Aboriginal Struggle
The Rights of Aboriginal Canadians to Self-Govern
Conclusion: Rectify the Aboriginal Self-Government Problem

From the Paper:

"Under the federal Indian Act, the Canadian government defines an Indian as "a person who, pursuant to this Act, is registered as an Indian or is entitled to be registered as an Indian" (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada [INAC], "Federal Programs"). In particular, the program is used to administer benefits to individuals registered in the Indian Register (that is, those who have attained "Registered Indian Status") under the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND). But how efficient is the program in addressing the needs of First Nation Canadians? With current legislation being more of a concession to the injustices indigenous Canadians have faced since the European invasion, the Federal and provincial governments have ignored one of the basic rights of the Indigenous people - that is, the right of self-government."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "A Declaration of First Nations." Assembly of First Nations. Date accessed: November 26, 2006. Available: <http://www.afn.ca/article.asp?id=52>
  • "Aboriginal Peoples and Archives." Collections Canada. Date accessed: November 26, 2006. Available: <http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/0201200101_e.html
  • "Aboriginal Rights." The Canadian Encyclopedia HISTOR!CA. Date accessed: November 26, 2006. Available: <http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1SEC830837
  • "Aboriginal Self-Government." Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. May 13, 2004. Date accessed: November 26, 2006. Available: <http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/pr/pub/sg/plcy_e.html
  • "Assembly of First Nations - The Story". Assembly of First Nations. Date accessed: November 26, 2006. Available: <http://www.afn.ca/article.asp?id=59

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