So far this young year, aboriginal issues have dominated the news cycle.
We have watched as the once-small Idle No More movement grows in scope and influence. We have seen a band chief challenge the prime minister and demand fairer treatment from the Crown.
We have watched as a financial audit put the funding and responsibility of First Nations communities on the front page.
Now, Canada’s Federal Court has expanded the definition of who is considered to be “Indian” under the Constitution Act. It could mean a change in rights and benefits for as many as 600,000 Métis and non-status aboriginals.
The Canadian Press reports that Tuesday’s court decision could lead to a spike inRead More »from Métis membership likely to rise after federal ruling grants rights