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

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Darren O'Toole

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

O'Toole, Darren, Métis Claims to 'Indian' Title in Manitoba, 1860-1870 (2008). The Canadian Journal of Native Studies 28:2 (2008) 241-271. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2378050

Darren O'Toole (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Common Law Section ( email )

57 Louis Pasteur Street
Ottawa, K1N 6N5
Canada

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