Aboriginal Peoples – April 25, 2012

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Aboriginal Peoples – April 25, 2012

Senators continued to examine and report on the evolving legal and political recognition of the collective identity and rights of the Métis in Canada.

Two professors from the University of Ottawa testified as part of the committee’s study of the evolving legal and political recognition of the collective identity and rights of the Métis in Canada. Larry Chartrand, an associate professor in the U of O’s faculty of law spoke to the committee in regards to identity, and land and political rights of the Métis in Canada. Brenda MacDougall, chair of Métis research at the university, discussed the confusion related to tracking Métis family lineage. Both of the witnesses were appearing as individuals.