In February 2019, West Coast LEAF re-affirmed our support for Jeremy Matson’s petition under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) regarding sex discrimination in the way status is transmitted under the Indian Act. West Coast LEAF argued that proposed amendments to the Indian Act will not fully address this discrimination and strongly urged the CEDAW Committee to proceed with its consideration of Matson’s petition. 

Read our letter.