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Removal of the 1951 Cut-off

On August 15, 2019, the Government of Canada removed the 1951 cut-off from the Indian Act registration provisions. This was the last remaining provision of Bill S-3 to come into force. As a result, all known sex-based inequities in the Indian Act have been eliminated.  You can see the announcement here:   https://www.canada.ca/en/crown-indigenous-relations-northern-affairs/news/2019/08/removal-of-all-sex-based-inequities-in-the-indian-act.html The removal of the 1951 cut-off ensures that all descendants born prior to April 17, 1985 (or of a marriage before that date) of women who lost status or were removed from band lists because of their marriage to a non-Indian man going back to 1869 wi

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