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 Appeal to be issued April 17

On April 17, 2014, the Federal Court of Appeal will release its decision on the landmark ruling handed down by the Federal Court of Canada regarding the Harry Daniels court case. Click here to read the media advisory:PDF

CAP’s National Grassroots Tour

The goal of the National Grassroots Tour was to hear directly from off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples, organizations and provincial, municipal and federal officials. We thank everyone who participated which made these events so successful and enlightening. A report highlighting what we learned will be forthcoming.


A History and Plain Language Assessment - Significance  of the Harry Daniels Case. (Courtesy of York University)

UPDATE: CAP to hold Press Conference to discuss the impact of the Harry Daniels Federal Court of Appeal Decision on more than 600,000 Metis and Non-Status Indians

(Ottawa) April 15, 2014 — Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), National Chief Betty Ann Lavallée, CD, (Ret’d), wil…

Federal Court of Appeal to Release Harry Daniels’ Decision on Thursday, April 17, regarding Métis and Non-Status Indians

(Ottawa) April 14, 2014 — Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, National Chief, Betty Ann Lavallée, CD, (Ret’d) will disc…

National Chief, Betty Ann Lavallee, of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Issues Statement on the Passing of Former Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty

(OTTAWA) April 11, 2014 – National Chief, Betty Ann Lavallée, CD, (Ret’d), of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, iss…

Aboriginal Peoples and Harper’s Bill C 23 – Fair Elections Act

(Saskatoon, SK – April 7, 2014)  The Fair Elections Act – Bill C 23 proposed by the Harper Administration should not…

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