Howard Adler is a filmmaker based in Ottawa. His film Status, explores the issues around gaining Indian Status under the Indian Act.
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Indian status: 5 things you need to know
The Indian Act defines who is and is not recognized as an "Indian" in Canada, but that doesn't mean all aboriginal people have Indian status or get perks like free education and tax breaks. Filmmaker Howard Adler explores some common myths about this almost 140-year-old classification.