This bill was introduced as an amendment
to the Indian Act, 1876.
When passed in 1985, it officially provided Indian
- the Métis
- all enfranchised Aboriginals living off reserve
- all Aboriginal women who had lost their status
by marrying a non-Aboriginal man
Article 6: Re-defines who is an Indian under the Act.
Article 7: Re-defines who is not an Indian under the Act.
Articles 8 - 16: Deal with the administration of band lists containing
names of registered Indians.
Article 17 - 36: Deal with administration of reserves, and the
rights and responsibilities of each reserve in regards to land
sales, road construction, etc.
Article 72: Treaty money paid by the federal government is to
come out of a consolidated reserve fund.
Article 73: Allows the federal or provincial (and other) governments
to set regulations it sees fit in regard to ensuring the health
and safety of Aboriginals on reserves, or the protection of wildlife,
Articles 74 - 80: Deal with elections of reserve band chiefs
Articles 94 - 108: Criminal Code offenses pertaining to the act.
Articles 94 to 100 have been repealed.