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status Indian

n. Canadian
A federally registered member of a band or First Nation, having special status under Canadian law. See Usage Note at First Nation.

status Indian

n
(Peoples) Canadian a member of a native Canadian people who is registered as an Indian under the federal Indian Act

sta′tus In`dian



n. Canadian.
a member of a First Nations people living on a reserve and entitled to certain rights granted under a treaty.
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This clause treated status Indian women and men differently; Indian women lost their status if they married non-status men, while Indian men conferred Indian status on their non-Indian wives.
By the Department's own accounting, over 3,500 status Indians served in the Great War, amounting to no less than one-third of all status Indian males of military age at the time.
Although frequent references are made to status Indians (i.e., First Nations), the specific focus of this paper is not the registered or status Indian population.
Although she identifies as a member of the Eel River Bar First Nation of Mi'kmaq in northern New Brunswick, she is not recognized as a status Indian b), Ottawa and has been prevented from participating fully in the political processes and economic benefits of her community.
Members of First Nations are known officially as registered Indians if they are entitled to benefits under the Indian Act; a more common term is status Indian (from treaty status), with non-status Indian designating a member of a First Nation who is not entitled to benefits.
Status Indian employees at two of three First Nations University of Canada campuses will be paying federal income tax beginning in 2013.
A status Indian woman who married a non-status Indian man automatically lost her status and any attendant rights, while a status Indian man who married a non-status Indian woman not only kept his status, but passed his status onto his wife.
McIvor was of First Nations descent on both her mother's and father's sides: her maternal grandmother was a status Indian and her paternal grandmother was entitled to be registered.
removes legislation that bars members of First Nations from voting, Frank Calder, a hereditary chief of the Nisga'a nation, becomes the first status Indian elected to a provincial legislature.
Despite the successes of the Aboriginal rights movement and the women's movement in expanding their respective constituents' rights over the last thirty years, status Indian women continue to lag behind.
He was the first status Indian to graduate from the University of British Columbia's Anglican Theological College, and in 1949 was the first aboriginal to be elected to the B.C.
Status Indian veterans received only a small fraction of compensation compared to other soldiers.