Summary: Pathfinder: Indian Act: Selected Resources
This pathfinder is intended as a starting point for students or researchers having little or no
background knowledge of the Indian Act. It is a list of selected resources with which to
begin a study of the Act. Further resources about the Indian Act can be found by
searching the Library catalogue, our [journal article] databases and web sites.
Champagne, D. (Ed.). (1994). The Native North American Almanac. Detroit, Mich.:
Consult this resource for brief overviews of the history and evolution of the Indian Act.
Particularly useful is Chapter 5, "An overview of Canadian Aboriginal Law", pp. 510 to 514;
pp. 523 to 525. You may also want to look up "Indian Act" in the Index at the back of the
book for more page numbers containing pertinent information.
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Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. (1969). Statement of
the Government of Canada on Indian Policy. [The White paper]. [Ottawa]: Queen's
Printer. Retrieved November 24, 2008, from
Among other measures, the "White paper" advocated repealing the Indian Act and ending