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April 16, 2021
The Northwest Territory Metis Nation, for the last 40 years or so, has negotiated in bad faith on a land claim for all Metis people now living in the north. They have come up with second-class citizens by creating, then excluding, so-called “Non-Indigenous Metis” people from qualifying for any land claims as well as any other funding benefits within their land claims areas.
The use of “non-indigenous Metis” is ridiculous and unrealistic. It has removed “indignity” from who is Metis and there is no such person. Even before achieving a final land claims agreement, the Northwest Territory Metis Nation is already implementing their “Non-Indigenous Metis” policy by excluding many Metis people from any government
funding (including COVID-19 relief) that they are receiving on behalf of all Metis people.
When we ask why they have done this, they place the blame on federal government representatives.