Métis Claims to 'Indian' Title in Manitoba, 1860-1870
The Canadian Journal of Native Studies 28:2 (2008) 241-271
30 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2014
Date Written: 2008
The trial court finally rendered a decision in the MMF v. Canada case concerning the Métis land grant in s. 31 of the Manitoba Act, 1870. Among other things, the expert witness for the Crown, political scientist Thomas Flanagan, has claimed that the Métis never claimed Indian title during the events of 1869-70. As the trial judge largely adopted Flanagan’s historical interpretation as his own in drawing conclusions of fact, it is timely to re-examines these assertions.
Keywords: Métis; Manitoba; Indian title
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