Bill C-3: Another Attempt to Make the Indian Act Non-Discriminatory

Davis LLP Aboriginal Law Bulletin

January 28, 2011

Bill C-3: Gender Equity and the Indian Registration Act, amends provisions of the Indian Act that the British Columbia Court of Appeal found to be unconstitutional in the case of McIvor et al. v. The Registrar INAC et al. Bill C-3 attempts to ensure that eligible grandchildren of women who lost status as a result of marrying non-Indian men will become entitled to registration (Indian status).