What the Daniels decision says about Metis identity – InFocus

Federal government can no longer deny fiduciary duty to Métis and non-status Indians

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie

In this edition our guests share their views on the long awaited Daniels decision by Supreme Court of Canada.

The court ruled unanimously that the federal government owes a fiduciary duty to the Métis and other Indigenous peoples who Canada calls, non-status Indians.

But the court also broadened its definition of who is Métis.

Watch this edition to hear what our guests, including the President of the Manitoba Métis Federation, has to say about Métis identity in light of this court victory.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.