Study explores discrimation of those with status cards


Last updated 11/28/2022 at 11:17am

VANCOUVER, B.C.-Indian status card holders face stigma and discrimination on a daily basis when presenting them at stores or to officials, according to a landmark study commissioned by the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.

A status card is identification issued by the federal government for someone who is enrolled as a "Status Indian" as defined under the Indian Act.

The full, 72-page report is titled "They Sigh or Give You the Look: Discrimination and Status Card Usage" and was prepared using a comprehensive methodology to inform recommendations for government, businesses, and the media.

The dec...

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