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Federal Court rules Métis have "Indian" status

The Federal Court of Canada has officially acknowledged Métis and non-status Indians as Indians under federal law. That recognition means Métis and non-status Indians could be eligible for benefits currently available only to status Indians in Canada.

Nearly a third of the 12 000 Métis people in Quebec are part of the Maniwaki community. Susan speaks with Pierrette L'Heureux Board of Directors and the Executive Secretary for the Métis of Maniwaki.

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