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First Nations seek to improve rights for women

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is calling on the Canadian government to improve the property rights of Native women who live on reserves.

In many cases, Native women aren't allowed to retain homes or property when a marriage or common-law relationship ends. In some cases, Native women who marry non-Natives lose certain rights. AMC says the situation often forces women to leave reserves.

Some First Nations are implementing laws to ensure women can retain property. But AMC says the government should develop a national policy.

Get the Story:
Property laws force native women out of homes, communities (CBC 3/8)

Relevant Links:
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs - http://www.manitobachiefs.com