Matrimonial Property on Indian Reserves

On Indian reserves, provincial law that usually applies to matrimonial property in case of separation or divorce does not apply. When women separate or divorce, they are left without the protection of the law. NAWL’s working group on Aboriginal Women’s Rights has urged the government to take action to remedy the situation.

October 17, 2003, Letter on the Division of Matrimonial Property on Indian Reservations to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights