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Three prominent Indigenous rights experts to tell Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Canada’s Bill S-3 is still ‘racist and sexist’

By Charelle Evelyn      

Upper Chamber’s approval of government compromise on removing sex discrimination in Indian Act comes with promise of vigilance.

From left, Liberal Senator Lillian Dyck, Indigenous rights advocates Pamela Palmater and Sharon McIvor, and Liberal Senator Sandra Lovelace Nicholas. Ms. Palmater and Ms. McIvor will head to Washington, D.C., next month along with Shelagh Day to make their case against Canada’s ‘failure to abide by gender equality,’ Ms. Palmater said. Photograph courtesy of Senator Lillian Dyck

Three prominent Indigenous rights activists and experts will go to Washington, D.C., next month to argue that Canada's Bill S-3, which will amend the Indian Act, is still "sexist and racist," despite the legislative back and forth between the House and Senate. Indigenous experts Pamela Palmater, Sharon McIvor, and Shelagh Day will testify at a hearing in front of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Dec. 7. “We applied to see if they would have a hearing

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