Category Archives: Métis

NYTs on Team Indigenous [Roller Derby]

Here is “‘Decolonizing’ Roller Derby? Team Indigenous Takes Up the Challenge.”

Posted in Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher, cultural resources, Métis | Tagged

Prime Minister Trudeau’s Mandate to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Link to letter here. “I made a personal commitment to bring new leadership and a new tone to Ottawa. We made a commitment to Canadians to pursue our goals with a renewed sense of collaboration. Improved partnerships with provincial, territorial, … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Announcements, Author: Sarah Donnelly, Canada, Criminal, Métis

Canadian Supreme Court Rules Métis, Off-reserve Indigenous People Require Federal Recognition

Download decision here. Link to previous post here.  

Posted in Author: Sarah Donnelly, Canada, Métis, News, Supreme Court of Canada | Tagged

Canadian Federal Court of Appeal affirms that 400,000 Métis have Indian status

In a historic decision, Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal today affirmed a 2013 Federal Court ruling that Métis are “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867.  The decision impacts approximately 350,00 – 400,000 Métis in Canada.  The court … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Author: Wenona T. Singel, Métis | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Supreme Court of Canada Aboriginal Law Stats

Here are the updated stats for the Supreme Court of Canada’s rulings in Aboriginal law cases since the patriation of the Constitution in 1982.  There have been some big changes since the last update a few years ago – Justices … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Author: Peter Vicaire, legal history, Métis, Research, Supreme Court of Canada

Update, Walking With Our Sisters First Exhibit Opening October 2

The Walking With Our Sisters Exhibit will open to the public on October 2, 2013 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. For anyone not familiar with this exhibit, it originated with Métis artist Christi Belcourt, who was looking for … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Announcements, Author: Victoria Sweet, Métis | Tagged , ,

Manitoba Métis Federation’s Motion To State Constitutional Question Denied By SC of Canada

Concerning the leave to appeal, which was granted to the Manitoba Métis Federation on February 10th, 2011, (and has not yet been inscribed for hearing) the Supreme Court of Canada (McLachlin C.J.) has dismissed the Manitoba Métis Federation’s motion to state … Continue reading

Posted in Author: Peter Vicaire, Métis, Supreme Court of Canada | Tagged

Supreme Court of Canada Grants Leave To Appeal To Manitoba Métis Federation

This should be interesting (at least for those so inclined Canadians) to watch down the road.  The Manitoba Métis Federation is appealing a Manitoba Court of Appeal decision handed down on July 7, 2010.  Below is an excerpt from that decision.  … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Rights, Author: Peter Vicaire, Métis, Supreme Court of Canada