Representing the Interests of Aboriginal Peoples living Off-Reserve Since 1971.

National Chief and Vice Chief
Meet the Chief and Vice Chief

The National Chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is Ms. Betty Ann Lavallée, CD, (Ret’d), a status off-reserve Mi’kmaq woman who has worked all her adult life in non-traditional roles. National Vice-Chief, Ron Swain was raised in Swan Lake Manitoba, located 160 kms south-west of Winnipeg Manitoba.  Ron is currently raising 3 children in Bruce Mines Ontario.

Harry Daniels
Daniels’ Landmark Ruling Upheld

On April 17, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal released its decision in favour of  the Congress of the Aboriginal Peoples.  The ruling reiterates what the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples has been saying for the past 43 years; that the federal government must recognize its responsibilities under Canada’s Constitution.  Read our Press statement here:PDF

CBC Interview on Daniels Win

Watch the interview between National Betty Ann Lavallée and Rosemary Barton of CBC Power and Politics as they discuss the landmark ruling issued by the Federal Court of Appeal on April 17, 2014.   The Federal Court of Appeal ruled that Métis are Indians under the section 91(24) of the Constitution and that non-Status Indians fall under federal jurisdiction. Read Decision here:PDF

CAP National Chief Encouraged By Supreme Court Decision

November 20, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – A decision today by the Supreme Court of Canada grants leave to appeal in the case…

Remembrance Day: Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief

November 10, 2014 – Ottawa, ON – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief, Betty Ann Lavallée, CD., (Ret’d)…

First Nation Election Act Information

First Nation Election Act Information
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National Chief, Betty Ann Lavallée, CD. (Ret’d) Presentation to the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Bill C-428 the Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act

Good morning, chair and committee members. It’s a pleasure to be here on the traditional land of the Algonquin peoples t…