‘Legal discrimination is alive and well’: Canada's indigenous women fight for equality

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Canada recently passed an amendment to end inequality, but a lack of timeline means a colonial-era act still holds back indigenous women

As a child, Sharon McIvor spent her days roaming her grandmother’s First Nations community deep in British Columbia, learning to fish, harvest sap and pick berries, as the Nlaka’pamux Nation had done for millennia.

When the time came to teach those skills to her grandchildren, however, more than a century of gender discrimination stood in her way.

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