B.C. Métis celebrate Supreme Court ruling regarding Indian status

The Supreme Court ruling that Métis are “Indians” under Canada’s 1867 Constitution could pave the way for an alliance between the Métis and provincial governments, Gordon Christie, director of UBC’s indigenous legal studies program, told the Globe and Mail.

He added that the ruling removes the uncertainty surrounding a large group of disenfranchised Canadians. “The problem has been the federal government distanced itself from people it said were not Indians…The province can clearly say now they don’t have responsibility for these people,” said Christie.

Christie also gave comments to Global News.