Aboriginal Law Issues to Watch in 2016 – First People’s Law

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2016411 Views

The Métis

The Daniels appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada on the issue of whether s. 91(24) of the Constitution includes Métis and non-status Indians was heard last October. Predicting when the Court will release a decision is a fool’s errand but a decision before the Court takes its summer break wouldn’t be surprising.

Negotiations between the Manitoba Métis Federation, Manitoba and Canada based on the Supreme Court’s 2013 Manitoba Métis Federation decision are ongoing. They are important not just for the Manitoba Métis, but for all Indigenous Peoples interested in whether a court declaration for breach of honour of the Crown can form the basis for a meaningful negotiated settlement.

The question of how asserted Métis rights affect First Nations’ established or unrecognized constitutional rights is being asked across the country. This will be an important issue to watch in 2016.

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