The Library of Parliament has published what it calls one of its HillNotes on Reforming the Indian Act:
"While comprehensive reform or repeal of the Act has been elusive, the past two decades have seen significant legislative initiatives aimed at removing specific communities from the application of at least some Indian Act provisions (...)
"In addition to these sectoral governance initiatives, comprehensive and self-government agreements have steadily diminished the influence of the Indian Act over the internal affairs of signatory Aboriginal communities. Under these agreements, many – if not most – of the Act’s provisions have ceased to apply, replaced by a negotiated, modern governance framework."
It is a very brief overview. The various links in the text as well as in the "Related Resources" section are the most interesting aspect of the text.
Labels: aboriginal law, government of Canada, Library of Parliament