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Federal Court grants rights to Metis and non-status Indians: Queen's University expert


University Global Development Studies professor Bob Lovelace is available to discuss today's decision by the Federal Court to grant rights to Metis and non-status Indians. After more than 13 years of legal wrangling, the Federal court ruled Metis and non-status Indians are indeed Indians.

Professor Lovelace, a retired Ardoch Algonquin First Nation chief, noted “this is a phenomenal decision and leads the way for self-government. All Indians are now recognized as equal."

Please note Professor Lovelace is only available for phone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi at 613.533.6000 ext. 77513 or michael.onesi@queensu.ca or Anne Craig at 613-533-2877 or Anne.Craig@queensu.ca at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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