Extending the Extension: Feds Get More Time to Fix Indian Status Laws
The Canadian Press reports that the Canadian government has asked for, and received, yet another extension from the B.C. Court of Appeal for making court-ordered changes to the Indian Act that would remove some (but not necessarily all) of the sexist barriers to women passing their Indian Status on to their children. (As mediaINDIGENA has noted before, there is a debate about whether the changes go far enough.)
This is the second extension Ottawa has needed. Hm: I wonder whether the feds are so lenient and understanding when it comes to First Nations meeting their various deadlines in dealings with Indian Affairs. Just sayin’.