Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research
Part of the mandate of the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research includes building the capacity to conduct systematic research and critical analysis of the impacts of general government policies on Métis communities. The RCMR has built into its architecture a “think tank” emphasis, which will allow it to tackle questions important to Métis society in a scholarly, non-partisan way. One element of this “think tank” is the creation of a “rapid response” website through which we can talk to Métis experts and experts on various Métis issues as they are happening. Several important Métis rights issues have come before the Canadian courts recently – among the most long-anticipated is the Manitoba Métis Federation case against the Canadian government for the loss of their lands under sections 31 and 32 of the Manitoba Act of 1870.
The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
KIAS is an endowed research institute based at the University of Alberta. KIAS facilitates transformational interdisciplinary research at the highest level nationally and internationally. We’re excited to be working with the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research on this rapid response web page on Métis in the Courts.
Could you tell me the difference between the Blais hunting case and the Daniels case regarding the issues that Metis were classified as Indians in both cases. Wasn’t the Blais case at least 10 years before the Daniels case?