The Canadian Press

2013-01-08 | FedCourt Metis

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After more than 13 years of legal wrangling, the Federal Court ruled that the more than 600-thousand aboriginal peoples living off-reserve were indeed "Indians" under a section of the Constitution Act, and fall under federal jurisdiction. Betty Ann Lavallee, national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, called the ruling "huge" and ended the denial of aboriginal birthrights for off-reserve Metis and non-status Indians. (The ruling helped to clarify the relationship between Ottawa and aboriginal people who are not affiliated with specific reserves and have no access to First Nations programs, services and rights. Ottawa appealed the decision.)

Date: 2013-01-08
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

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