Indigenous electoral history

JANUARY 01, 1924 Status Indian WWI Veterans Granted Right to Vote Male Status Indian veterans of the First World War gain the right to vote in federal elections without losing their status and treaty rights. JANUARY 01, 1934 Dominion Franchise Act Inuit and First Nations persons living on reserves are disqualified from voting in federal elections, except for First Nations veterans who had previously received the vote. JANUARY 01, 1944 Status Indian Servicemen and their Spouses Enfranchised During the Second World War, the federal government extended the right to vote to Status Indians who served in the war and their spouses. JANUARY 01, 1948 Changes to Elections Act Regarding Race The federal Elections Act was changed so that race was no longer grounds for exclusion from voting in federal elections….

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