Indigenous leaders have role to play in modernizing First Nations

When the Indian Act was amended back in 1985 to conform with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the biggest opponents of abolishing institutionalized sexism were Aboriginal chiefs.

Jane Philpott is sworn in as minister of Indigenous Services by Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick on Aug. 28, 2017. She said afterward that 'we're undoing generations of dysfunctional and discriminatory structures. We don't want to pretend that this is going to be done overnight.'The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 12:00 AM

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