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Indian Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. I-5)

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Act current to 2021-05-04 and last amended on 2019-08-15. Previous Versions

Marginal note:Minister may constitute new bands

  •  (1) The Minister may, whenever he considers it desirable,

    • (a) amalgamate bands that, by a vote of a majority of their electors, request to be amalgamated; and

    • (b) constitute new bands and establish Band Lists with respect thereto from existing Band Lists, or from the Indian Register, if requested to do so by persons proposing to form the new bands.

  • Marginal note:Division of reserves and funds

    (2) Where pursuant to subsection (1) a new band has been established from an existing band or any part thereof, such portion of the reserve lands and funds of the existing band as the Minister determines shall be held for the use and benefit of the new band.

  • Marginal note:No protest

    (3) No protest may be made under section 14.2 in respect of the deletion from or the addition to a Band List consequent on the exercise by the Minister of any of the Minister’s powers under subsection (1).

  • R.S., 1985, c. I-5, s. 17
  • R.S., 1985, c. 32 (1st Supp.), s. 7
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