Indian Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-5)

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Act current to 2018-10-03 and last amended on 2017-12-22. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Restriction on mortgage, seizure, etc., of property on reserve

  •  (1) Subject to this Act, the real and personal property of an Indian or a band situated on a reserve is not subject to charge, pledge, mortgage, attachment, levy, seizure, distress or execution in favour or at the instance of any person other than an Indian or a band.

  • Marginal note:Exception

    (1.1) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a leasehold interest in designated lands is subject to charge, pledge, mortgage, attachment, levy, seizure, distress and execution.

  • Marginal note:Conditional sales

    (2) A person who sells to a band or a member of a band a chattel under an agreement whereby the right of property or right of possession thereto remains wholly or in part in the seller may exercise his rights under the agreement notwithstanding that the chattel is situated on a reserve.

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-5, s. 89;
  • R.S., 1985, c. 17 (4th Supp.), s. 12.
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