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National Chief, Dwight Dorey includes Red Deer on current tour

Red Deer Express

Relief comes to young indigenous family losing hope in homeless shelter

Calgary Herald

Supreme Court tackles thorny question of who qualifies as a ‘status Indian’


Aboriginal Leaders Election Forum


Harry Daniels’ case finally makes its way to Supreme Court


Métis rights case finally before Supreme Court of Canada


Metis, non-status Indians push for 'equality and clarity' at Supreme Court


National Chief speaks to The Wire

National Chief Betty Ann Lavallée talks with a reporter from The Wire, a daily current affairs program broadcast exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio stations around Australia.  

Treatment of 'most vulnerable' will define society: aboriginal leaders

"The bottom line is the spirits of our sisters are not going to rest until we find justice, until justice is done, and neither can we as leaders in aboriginal communities," says National Chief Betty Ann Lavallee.

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Roundtable on the issue of murdered and missing indigenous women

“The roundtable itself is a beginning, not an end,” says  Chief  Betty Ann Lavallée. “I hope it will lead to establishing a constructive dialogue, allow us all to explore the issues, sort out fact from fiction, and identify a concrete and coordinated way forward.”

National Post - February 2015

Valcourt's approach to missing Aboriginal women is dishonourable

The minister does not want to participate in finding solutions to this national tragedy. He disagrees with national Aboriginal organizations and the 75 per cent of the Canadian public who want an inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls.

Ottawa Citizen - December 19, 2014

Supreme Court to hear landmark case for off-reserve Aboriginal peoples

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, along with several Métis and non-status Indians, took the federal government to court in 1999, alleging discrimination because they were not considered "Indians" under a section of the Constitution Act and thus have been denied certain benefits

CBC - November 20, 2014

Supreme Court to decide whether to hear appeal for off-reserve aboriginals

Canada’s Métis and non-status Indians will learn Thursday whether the Supreme Court will hear a landmark case that could extend the federal government’s responsibilities to hundreds of thousands of off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples.

Toronto Star - November 19, 2014

Canadian government not fulfilling its constitutional duties to Aboriginal Peoples

I am writing to you on behalf of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) to express our concerns about the way in which the Government of Canada fulfils its constitutional duties to Aboriginal Peoples and to offer our assistance in rectifying the situation.

Orialla Packet and Times - January 14, 2015

Landmark Metis Rights Ruling Upheld By Federal Court Of Appeal

"Metis and non-status Indians have never been granted the same recognition and rights as those provided (to) status Indians living on reserve," said Betty Ann Lavallee, national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.

Huffington Post - April 4, 2014

Canada learns from Bangladesh about ways to tackle poverty

Betty Ann Lavallée, the national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, called recently for a national microfinance strategy for aboriginals, saying that microfinance could be a “game changer” that would improve the social and economic well-being of poor aboriginals.

Thomas Reuters - November 20, 2013

Homeless need a home first, Lavallee

"The reality of the situation is it doesn't matter how much money you're going to throw at social issue, if you don't have a safe, warm home to lay your head down at night, nothing's going to work," she said, adding social assistance programs require an address. - September 2, 2013