Metis adopt definition to include U.S. descendants

The Métis Nation of Saskatchewan adopted a new membership definition that includes descendants in Montana and North Dakota.

The definition states that Métis are descendants of Aboriginal women who married Scottish or French fur traders in west-central North America.

In Canada, Métis are not officially recognized under the Indian Act. Canada's Supreme Court has ruled that Métis people can have constitutionally-protected rights, a decision that Metis leaders hope will lead to full status.

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