Denise Stonefish is the deputy grand chief of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, representing seven First Nations mainly in southern Ontario. She is the chair of the Assembly of First Nations Council of Women, representing the interests and perspectives of First Nations women who are members of our 634 First Nations across Canada.

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Gender discrimination and the Indian Act

As we all are painfully aware, the Indian Act was founded on the goal of the complete assimilation of First Nations as distinct nations. Since 1876, the Indian Act has undermined our kinship systems, our …

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