In the middle of July, during a steamy heat wave, movement is afoot to extend to aboriginals the human rights enshrined in the Charter. For the past 30 years this has not been the case.
Now that someone is actually doing something about it, opposition members first instinct is to alter the bill to preserve the train-wreck of a communist experiment that is the reserve system.
However, Mayes was less certain about the opposition's demands that the bill be amended so as to safeguard collective First Nations rights to treaty land and other entitlements as the Indian Act becomes exposed to potential claims that it is an inherently racist law.(By the way, the Indian Act is an inherently racist law. I defy anyone who show me how it isn't.)