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Petition Against Bill C-428

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This is a Petition Against Bill C-428
-Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act
An Act to amend the Indian Act (publication of by-laws) and to provide for its replacement

Introduced on June 4, 2012, by Rob Clarke, Desnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River

•   Amends provisions of the Indian Act including repealing provision which limit bylaw authority and require submission to the Minister before they can come into force; repeals provisions related to residential schools, and repeals provisions that give the Minister authority over the handling of wills and estates on reserves.

  • Sets out in preamble a commitment to develop new legislation to replace the Indian Act and continuing work in “exploring creative options for the development of this new legislation in collaboration with the First Nations organizations that have demonstrated an interest in this work”

   • Establishes a requirement for the Minister to report annually on efforts to replace sections of the Indian Act with modern amendments or legislation.

Canadian First Nations Opposition to Implementation of Bill C-428 on First Nations People


    The First Nations People of Canada oppose this act and it's implementation to protect the sovereignty of our culture and the few remaining Treaties with the Canadian Government.


     Bill C-428 decreases the ability for First Nations communities to act independently on issues pertaining to First Nations communities and people.


     This loss of independence negatively effects our culture and societies. The First Nations people of Canada wish to preserve our independence to protect our culture from further assimilation.

Please Use Your Voices, Blessings


Joshua Martin Director of Indigenous Affairs Back to Basics Social Developments Canada Barrie, Ontario Becky BigCanoe Chippewas of Georgina Island

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