Abolish the Indian Act

The Canadian Indian Act should be abolished. First Nations should have personal and/or collective ownership of reserve land. Maintaining First Nations as wards of the state may be better culturally, but it is not economically.

Historically, denying land ownership has served to keep people in subjugation and poverty, examples being slavery, the hacienda system, medieval serfdom, apartheid, share cropping, migrant labour, and the Canadian reserve system.

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