JFK Law’s Claire Truesdale has been quoted in recent Globe and Mail article “Ottawa aware of issues with lengthy process to apply for Indian status, documents show“. The Globe and Mail obtained memos and reports where the federal government internally acknowledges the process is drawn out and not well understood leading to delays that could be considered systemic racism.
Claire has written several articles for our blog on this subject, please see below for further reading.
The Problem with Indian Status Part 1: So Who Gets Status Anyway
The Problem with Indian Status Part 2: The Law
The Problem with Indian Status Part 3: Policy and Administration
Lynn Gehl Wins Fight for Indian Status at Ontario Court of Appeal
Government Misses another Court Deadline to Remove Gender Discrimination from Indian Act
Quebec Court of Appeal to hear Appeal of Denial of Extension of Time to Eliminate Gender Discrimination in Indian Act