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Harper rules out total repeal of Indian Act, vows ‘aggressive’ action – Globe and Mail

by NationTalk on January 24, 2012800 Views

Harper rules out total repeal of Indian Act, vows ‘aggressive’ action

BILL CURRY AND GLORIA GALLOWAY
OTTAWA— Globe and Mail Update
Published Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

Prime Minister Stephen Harper says “aggressive” action is needed to improve the living standards and quality of life of Canada’s first nations, but is ruling out a full repeal of the 1876 Indian Act that continues to govern day-to-day life on reserves.

Taking the podium following an opening ceremony of drums, song and prayers at a special one-day Crown-First Nations gathering in Ottawa, the Prime Minister’s speech focused a great deal on the history of the complex relationship between the two sides.

Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/harper-rules-out-total-repeal-of-indian-act-vows-aggressive-action/article2312916/

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