Landmark ruling on rights of Métis upheld / Ottawa - the Globe and Mail

April 17, 2014

Gloria Galloway
Ottawa - The Globe and Mail

The Federal Court of Appeal has upheld part of a ruling that said Ottawa is constitutionally responsible for the Métis as a distinct aboriginal group, but dropped the same declaration as it applied to non-status Indians.

The appeal court ruling released Thursday says Canada’s 450,000 Métis fall under federal jurisdiction and Ottawa will have to negotiate with them in the same way it does with First Nations and the Inuit.

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