Innu Nation asks federal court to quash NunatuKavut agreement with federal government – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 201966 Views

The application also challenges NunatuKavut’s identity as indigenous people under the Constitution

Oct 08, 2019

The Innu Nation is again challenging the Indigenous status of the NunatuKavut Community Council, this time in federal court.

An application filed Oct. 1 asks the federal court to quash a memorandum of understanding signed by the NCC and federal Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett on self-determination.

It says the federal government “failed to discharge its duty to consult and accommodate the Innu of Labrador” when it signed the document with NCC President Todd Russell in early September.

“The decision was not reasonable. It must be quashed,” reads the application.

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