AUDIO: First Nations Finally Receive Equal Rights … Well, Sort Of (5:24)

Aboriginal Futures, Audio, Frontier Centre

When the government introduced the Canadian Human Rights Act in 1977, it was acknowledged to be a glaring omission to exclude First Nations people (as defined in the Indian Act) from the Act’s protection. Section 67 was a scandalous clause that kept Aboriginal Canadians from accessing rights other Canadians take for granted.

Their inclusion would arrive 30 years later…