Unanimous ruling says Ottawa has jurisdiction over all indigenous people

‘This is a great day for over 600,000 Métis and non-status Indians,’ says Dwight Dorey

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/metis-indians-supreme-court-ruling-1.3535236

Please express how you feel about the Supreme court  ruling that held that non-status Indians and Métis are considered “Indians” under Section 91(24) of the 1867 Constitutional Act?

Give us a call at 780-492-2577 ext. 1 and tell us what you think about this victory for non-status and Metis?

Will this include funding for indigenous language programs? How can this help build reconciliation?

 

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Bruce Dumont, president of the B.C. Métis Nation, left, Audrey Poitras, president of the Alberta Métis Nation, front, and Gerald Morin, vice-president of the Saskatchewan Métis Nation, right, celebrate the Supreme Court of Canada decision. (Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS) VIA Creative Commons

Metis Anthem

Uploaded on Aug 8, 2009

Many Metis in the Red River Area have adopted this song as their Metis Anthem song. We wish to thank the lady who originally wrote and sang it. I believe she is from Saskatchawan or Alberta. It is now sung by a very talented Metis lady by the name of Krysta Rey originally from Portage LaPrairie Manitoba. She sings this song at many as an opener at many Metis gatherings and festivals.

In the forest,
On the river,
And across the western plain,
As the white man journeyed westward,
To the land of the Indian,
A new race was created,
A new nation rose up strong,
Hardship as its destiny,
And its curse to not belong.
Chorus:
We are proud to be Metis,
Watch a nation rise again,
Never more forgotten people,
We’re the true Canadian.

From across the plains they traveled,
From Red River to the Peace,
Searching for their own homeland,
That would help them to replace,
All the land that had been taken,
And the dreams that had been dashed,
Their brave heros,
Now called traiters,
And courageous deeds now people

We are proud to be Metis,
Watch a nation rise again,
Never more forgotten people,
We’re the true

For this newest generation,
And the future ones to come,
With the past to motivate us,
It will help to keep us strong,
As we build the Metis Nation,
As we watch it rise again,
Our past lost is motivation,
To inspire our future gain.

We are proud to be Metis,
Watch a nation rise again,
Never more forgotten people,
We’re the true Canadian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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