Aboriginal Peoples – June 20, 2012

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Aboriginal Peoples – June 20, 2012

Elder Elize Hartley from the Native Women’s Association of Canada and Carrie Bourassa of the First Nations University of Canada testified as part of the committee’s study on the legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada. Ms. Hartley discussed the term Métis, and how it relates to other Aboriginal titles. She also outlined the role of her organization. Ms. Bourassa spoke about the definition and history of the term Métis.