The federal Indian Act treats aboriginals like children and chains them to the government for their entire lives, says Elijah Harper.

The well-known leader from Manitoba’s Red Sucker Lake First Nation is to deliver a keynote speech at Carleton University on Saturday as part of a day-long conference organized by the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education.

It comes on the heels of the Crown-First Nations gathering in Ottawa this week, where Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo also complained about the Indian Act, which Prime Minister Stephen Harper said his government has no plans to repeal…

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