Métis rights are classified into two categories: 1) land and resource rights and 2) self-governing rights. Métis do not advocate sovereignty or separation from Canada. Instead, we desire greater control over our lives within Canada; this is the same objective that motivated the 1869 and 1885 resistance struggles.
This Métis Rights section provides current and historical information on the status of Métis Rights including harvesting rights, land claim rights and consultation rights. Current Métis rights updates can be found on the “Current Discussion” page while past publications on Métis Rights are filed under the “Archived Métis Rights Publications” page. This section also includes detailed case studies on R. v. Powley (2003) and MMF vs. Canada (2013), which are two landmark Métis Rights cases that were victorious at the Supreme Court. Detailed information on both of these historic cases may be retrieved on the “Supreme Court” page.