It’s a huge court victory for Metis people across Canada.
After years of the federal government saying they had no obligation to Metis people, the Supreme Court has ruled otherwise.
A landmark 9-0 ruling from the Supreme Court says Metis and non-status aboriginals should be considered as First Nations under the Constitution.
The president of the Manitoba Metis Federation, David Chartrand, says it’s about time.
“People should never forget we pay billions of dollars in taxes as a people and we damn well want our share of it,” says Chartrand.
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples first brought the matter to court in 1999.