Closing a 30-year gap of lacking human rights protection, First Nation Canadians living on reserves will finally be included under federal human-rights laws.

When the Canadian Human Rights Act was created in 1977, the federal government argued that since Natives were governed under the Indian Act more time was needed to determine how the two acts would fit together.

Changing the face of Canadian history forever, as of June 17, Natives are finally included under the act and will receive the same human-rights protection enjoyed by all Canadians.

What this change in status means is that First Nations individuals will now have the right to take action against both First Nations and federal government if they feel that they are experiencing discrimination.