Canada | Law

Appeals court in Canada rules for Metis in Indian status case

The Federal Court of Appeal in Canada has sided with the Metis people in an landmark case.

The court held that the Metis people fall under the definition of "Indians" in the Constitution Act of 1867. That means they are entitled to the same rights and benefits as status Indians, including the right to be consulted on decisions that affect their interests.

The court, however, struck down a similar holding regarding non-status Indians. They remain outside the purview of the Indian Act barring further appeals.

The case is Daniels v. Canada.

Get the Story:
Metis win Appeal Court ruling giving them Indian status (CP 4/17)

Federal Court of Appeal Decision:
Canada v. Daniels (April 17, 2014)

Related Stories:
Court in Canada rules Metis and non-status Indians are 'Indians' (1/8)