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Metis Nation: Rights and Terrance Paul

metis nation: Chief Terrance Paul, assembly co-chairman, says the only Aboriginal rights holders in Nova Scotia are the Mi'kmaq, according to Vancouver Courier. We are the original peoples of these lands, and we have spent decades establishing our treaty and Aboriginal rights and then working on the implementation of these rights, he said in a statement Wednesday. In a new memorandum of understanding, the groups have agreed to work together on the issue and educate the public about what they call legitimate Metis Nation and Mi'kmaq issues. article continues below Trending Stories Vancouver weather Temperatures dip to record low Vancouver man charged with allegedly exposing himself to more than 60 young women Vancouver Aquarium stirs up sharknado When street gangs ruled Vancouver Census data show the number of people who call themselves Metis soared nearly 125 per cent in Nova Scotia from 2006 to 2016, with dozens of new Metis groups cropping up over the same period. While the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia continue to share our lands with others, both the Mi'kmaq and the Metis Nation have territorial homelands and their rights are recognized within the confines of their respective territories. Efforts by the new Metis to claim Indigenous rights and use identity cards that appear similar to Indian Status cards have fuelled a perception that the Aboriginal newcomers are so-called rights grabbers. The proliferation of self-reported Metis has emerged as a divisive debate. ( As reported in the news.