Decision leaves natives in limbo: Parliament must rewrite definition of who is Indian within a year, under B.C. Court of Appeal ruling

Times Colonist – First Nations are in limbo until the federal government decides what to do about a B.C. Court of Appeal ruling that will strike down two sections of the Indian Act unless Parliament manages to rewrite the definition of who is Indian within a year. Lawyers and aboriginal organizations across the country are pondering the potential chaos that could result from the decision earlier this month, when Justice Harvey Groberman declared two sections of the law determining native status discriminatory and threw the ball to Parliament.

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View B.C. Appeals Court Judgment: “McIvor v. Canada (Registrar of Indian and Northern Affairs),” April 06, 2009.

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