Native Women
The Doubly Denied

Year Published:  1984  
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX2988

Abstract:  This edition of One Sky Report is a collection of ten articles form several Canadian journals.
"Oppression of Native Women by U.S. and Canadian Laws" outlines the effects of section 12(1)(b) of the Canadian Indian Act. This statute states that an Indian woman who married a person who is not an Indian loses her status as an Indian. Any Native woman who marries any non-Indians, or any Indian outside her Band, or an Indian outside Canada, is affected, as are any children she may have. She loses her nationality, her right to live in her birthplace, her family ties, her right to family property and inheritance, and various voting, health, and educational rights. An Indian man is not affected by such law - any woman he marries automatically obtains the full rights of a reigistered Indian.
The other articles in NATIVE WOMEN: THE DOUBLY DENIED discuss Native women in Canadian jails, the over-representation of Native children in the clientele of child welfare agencies, birth control, Native women in the urban setting, and the history of the role of women in Native culture.

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