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Factsheet / The Indian Department

Indian Moneys, Legislation, and the 1951 Indian Act Amendments

This resource provides a timeline of the fiscal relationship between First Nations and Canada including the Indian trust fund, band funds, and Indian Act Amendments that formed this relationship.

This resource was created as part of the Yellowhead Institute Cash Back Red Paper. Picking up from Land Back, the first Red Paper by Yellowhead about the project of land reclamation, Cash Back looks at how the dispossession of Indigenous lands created a dependency on the state due to the loss of economic livelihood. Cash Back is about restitution from the perspective of stolen wealth.

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