What criteria must be met for an individual to prove they are a member of a Métis community and are able to exercise that communitys Aboriginal right?

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What criteria must be met for an individual to prove they are a member of a Métis community and are able to exercise that communitys Aboriginal right?

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An individual must first demonstrate membership in a present-day Métis community that can trace its existence back to an historic Métis community with a distinctive culture. To prove membership, an individual must: self-identify as Métis, have an ancestral connection to an historic Métis community, and be accepted as a member by this community. The Supreme Court decision also stated that self-identification should not be of “recent vintage”-that is, made only to claim an Aboriginal right under s.35.

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