NunatuKavut Community Council celebrates Federal Court decision in identity case

The Canadian Press  13/06/2024  The Federal Court has weighed in on the increasingly controversial issue of so-called Indigenous identity theft that has caused a rift in Labrador — or, at least, that’s how the group at the centre of its work is taking it. The case involves the NunatuKavut Community Council, formerly the Labrador Metis Nation, which represents some 6,000 self-identifying Inuit in south and central Labrador. The central issue is whether the council could enter into a memorandum of understanding with the federal government, or if doing so gives the council legal recognition it is not entitled to. The memorandum of understanding refers to the NunatuKavut Community Council as an “Indigenous collective capable of holding Section 35 Aboriginal rights,” to which the Innu Nation took great issue with. The…

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