Montage 10th anniversary of landmark Metis case

first_imgAPTN National NewsThursday was the 10th anniversary of the Powley case.It all started when a Metis man from Sault Ste Marie, Ont., was charged with hunting moose without a license.At that time the Ontario government refused to recognize Metis even existed in the province.That all changed on Sept. 19, 2003, when the Supreme Court heard the case and forced Ontario to recognize the Metis as a nation with Aboriginal rights, including the right to hunt.Steve Powley, the man behind the case, died less than a year later. He is remembered as a hero to the Metis.Here’s a look back at that historic day.last_img

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