On November 7, 2017, Senator Peter Harder introduced proposed legislative changes to Bill S-3 in the Senate that would remove additional sex-based inequities that were not initially addressed. The key change will see the removal of the 1951 cut-off from the Indian Act with a delayed coming-into-force date to ensure proper consultations are completed. This amendment is supported by the Government of Canada and would effectively extend entitlement to Indian status, under subsection 6(1) of the Indian Act, to descendants of women who lost status due to marriage going back to 1869.

In the summer of 2017, Stewart Clatworthy was contracted by the Government of Canada to produce demographic estimates on the number of individuals that would become newly entitled to Indian registration based on various scenarios of amendments to the Indian registration provisions. Consult his full report:


The Red Rock Indian Band (RRIB) is an Ojibwe First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Council is an independent member of Union of Ontario Indians, a Tribal Political Organization. There are 107 homes on reserve with a population of 323 residents. In addition, more than 1500 live off reserve. The traditional Ojibwe name for the Band is Opwaaganasiniing which means pipestone in the locative voice. Read More >


The First Nations Financial Transparency Act requires that 581 First Nations, defined as an Indian band under the Indian Act, make their audited consolidated financial statements and a Schedule of Remuneration and Expenses of chief and council available to their members as well as publish it on a website. The RRIB financial documents include:



Chief and Council Policy and Guidelines can be viewed here