Palmater reading genocide, indian policy and legislated elimination of indians in canada. The primary objective of early indian policy was to ensure the eventual disappearance of. Registration provisions in the indian act will achieve this goal through entitlement criteria, which ensures legislative extinction after two generations of marrying out. This caused two separate legal categories of federally recognized registrants: status and non-status indians, where membership in one group or the other determines access to essential services, band membership and more. Non-status indians have also sometimes faced the erosion of indigenous identity, culture, and communal connection. The ultimate objective of early indian policy was to access indigenous lands and resources and, at the same time, to reduce the government"s financial obligations to. The barrier towards real, substantive change in the relationship between indigenous. Nations and canada is the failure by canada to stop framing indians as a problem and to abandon their policy objective of eliminating indians.