Metis in the Courts

Part of the mandate of the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research includes building the capacity to conduct systematic research and critical analysis of the impacts of general government policies on Métis communities. The RCMR has built into its architecture a “think tank” emphasis, which will allow it to tackle questions important to Métis society in a scholarly, non-partisan way. One element of this “think tank” is the creation of a “rapid response” website through which we can talk to Métis experts and experts on various Métis issues as they are happening. Several important Métis rights issues have come before the Canadian courts recently – among the most long-anticipated is the Manitoba Métis Federation case against the Canadian government for the loss of their lands under sections 31 and 32 of the Manitoba Act of 1870.

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