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Federal Court rules Metis and non-status Indians qualify as 'Indians'

A 13 year legal battle came to an end today with the Federal Court ruling that Metis and non-status Indians qualify as "Indians" under the Constitution Act of 1867. That means both groups come under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
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A 13 year legal battle came to an end today with the Federal Court ruling that Metis and non-status Indians qualify as "Indians" under the Constitution Act of 1867.

That means both groups come under the jurisdiction of the federal government.

There are more than 600,000 aboriginal peoples in Canada who identify as Metis or live off-reserve.


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