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. Click here:

 
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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Pleased with Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal Decision in the Harry Daniels Case

(OTTAWA), April 17, 2014 – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (Congress, CAP) issued the following statement regarding…

Le Congrès des peuples autochtones tient une conférence de presse pour analyser l’incidence du jugement Harry Daniels de la Cour d’appel fédérale sur les Métis et les Indiens non inscrits

Le Congrès des peuples autochtones tient une conférence de presse pour analyser l’incidence du jugement Harry Daniel…

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…

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