This wiki was created by the students enrolled in the The Indian Act course, First Peoples Studies Program, School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University. It summarizes the history of the Indian Act and its impacts on First Nations in Canada. This includes discussion of the events leading up to its imposition, its implications for First Peoples cultures and societies, as well as related policies and other instruments of assimilation and colonization. Issues of accommodation and resistance are discussed. Effects of proposed changes to the Indian Act are analysed and alternative solutions are explored in the last section.