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Metis Collective Rights Timeline

A timeline displaying info about the growth of Metis collective rights.

darby sherard

on 23 March 2011

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Transcript of Metis Collective Rights Timeline

Metis Collective Rights
Timeline 1869-1870 The Metis-led Red
River Resistance
resulted in the Manitoba
Act. This established
Manitoba as a bilingual
province, with education
rights for catholics and
protestants and Metis land
rights. 1875-1879 Canada's government issued
scrip to the Metis, instead
of establishing Metis lands
in Manitoba. In the view of
the Canadian government, the
Metis did not have the same
rights to land as First
Nations - and did not require
reserves. 1885 The Northwestern Resistance
sought to protect Metis lands
in what is today Saskatchewan,
as the railway and settlers moved
into western Canada. Louis Riel
led the Northwestern Resistance
which ended in a military
conflict between the Metis and
Canada's government. 1896-1910 Metis settlers established
farms at St. Paul des Metis
- near what is today St.Paul,
Alberta - on land provided by
the catholic church. 1938 For the first time
in Canada's history
the government had
provided Metis people
with land. 1940-1960 The temporary settlements
did not give the Metis
control of the land.
When four of the
settlements proved
unsuitable for farming,
hunting or fishing, the
settlements were closed
and the land went back
to the government of
Alberta 1982 The Metis lobbied for
recognition of Metis rights
in Canada's constitution.
When the constitution was
patriated, it included
section 35, which recognizes
the Metis as one of Canada's
Aboroginal peoples with rights. 1990 Alberta's government enacted
made it so the Metis received the Metis settlements as a permanent land base where they have the right to manage their own affairs. Also the government established the right for the Metis to participate in the making of oil and gas resources on these settlement lands. 2003 The Supreme Court
ruled that the Metis
have the right to hunt and
fish as they are one of
Canada's Aboriginal peoples
under the constitution. 2006 In April, the Metis in Manitoba launched a court case seeking land promised from the Manitoba Act that they did not get THE END
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