Ruling Recognizes Métis As ‘Indians’

A federal court has issued a landmark ruling recognizing Métis people and non-status Indians as Indians under the Constitution Act. The Honourable Michael L. Phelan of the Federal Court Trial Division issued a declaration last week that the federal government has exclusive legislative jurisdiction over Métis and non-status Indians as well as a … [Read more...]

FSIN mulling federal legal challenge

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) is considering launching a legal challenge against the federal government over what it sees as a failure to meet constitutional obligations to consult First Nations people on legislation affecting them. Specifically, the FSIN objects to the passing of the federal government’s omnibus budget … [Read more...]