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Discrimination & treatment

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​Phone: 1-844-413-6649. 

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The 20 branches of Winnipeg Public Library are located on Treaty No. 1 territory and the Homeland of the Métis Nation. The drinking water in Library buildings comes from Shoal Lake 40 First Nation in Treaty No. 3 territory.


Indigenous women & The Indian Act

From the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996)

Select documents.

From the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (1991)

Final Report of MMIWG2S National InquiryThe Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls shares information about historical and current discrimination and treatment.

The volumes have detailed tables of contents and we highly recommend consulting these. 

For example, below are some of the headings for Volume 1, Chapter 4:

CHAPTER 4: Colonization as Gendered Oppression

  • Introduction: The Context of Colonization for Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA People
  • Understanding Colonization as a Structure
  • The Logic of Discovery: Early European Exploration among First Nations and Impacts on Gender Relations
  • A Religious Enterprise: Early Colonization among First Nations and Métis
  • The Early Colonial Context of Violence against Gender-Diverse People

"The Indian Act Said *What*?" produced by the Native Women's Association of Canada

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An Indian Act Timeline by NWAC part1
An Indian Act Timeline by NWAC part 2