Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chronology of Court Case Seeking Recognition for Metis, Non-Status Indians

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Chronology of Court Case Seeking Recognition for Metis, Non-Status Indians

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Timeline of Metis, non-status Indian case

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OTTAWA - The Supreme Court of Canada is set to rule Thursday on a major case involving the federal government's responsibilities to Metis and non-status Indians. Here's a chronology of the case:

1999: Harry Daniels, Gabriel Daniels, Leah Gardner, Terry Joudrey and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples file suit against the federal government to resolve the question of which level of government has jurisdiction over Metis and non-status Indians.

2004: Harry Daniels, former president of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, dies as the case makes it way through the courts.

2005: Gabriel Daniels, Harry's son, is added as a party.

2013: Federal Court Justice Michael Phelan offers the plaintiffs a partial victory, ruling that Metis and non-status Indians are "Indians" under a section of the 1867 Constitution Act. …

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