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Race, Ethnicity, and the Law

As a Cree person, my ethnicity has often been brought into question by those who feel I fall outside what they consider to be the phenotypical limits of ‘Creeness.’ Although they correctly infer my interracial heritage, they incorrectly assume that my ethnicity should somehow be dependent on race. 1,879 more words


Federal Court of Appeal upholds landmark ruling: Metis remain “Indians” under Constitution

Source: Canadian Press, via CBC News
Date: April 17, 2008
Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/court-of-appeal-upholds-landmark-ruling-on-rights-of-m%C3%A9tis-1.2613834

This article is in regards to the decision of the Federal Court if Appeal to largely uphold the decision of the lower courts that Metis and non-status Indians are “Indians” under the Constitution. 131 more words


Oh Canada! I love you but . . .

This week’s guest post is written by Steve Plenert, peace program coordinator for MCC Manitoba.

Oh Canada, you make me so proud and so exasperated at the same time. 457 more words