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