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First Nations feel trapped with Indian Act

The chief of the Whispering Pines/Clinton Band Mike Leboudais says the Indian Act imprisons his people. He told Daybreak the act prevents First Nations from improving their lives, and Assembly of First Nations national leader Shawn Atleo echoes that sentiment.

Its the same cry we've heard from first nations leaders for decades.
So why can't bands break free from the shackles of the Indian Act ?

Manny Jules is the former chief of the Kamloops Indian Band, and is now the Chief Commissioner of the First Nations Tax Comission.

He explains why the Indian Act still exists, and why some First Nations are NOT eager for alternatives.

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