Research: Despite recent legal gain, Métis communities in eastern provinces are still struggling to secure legal recognition at the constitutional level. Our research project will investigate the proposition suggesting that the difficulty of Eastern communities in securing such recognition might result from government actions that have historically undermined the collective conditions of these communities in Québec.
Our project will combine doctrinal legal analysis and archival research on a question often neglected by researchers in the field of Métis studies who traditionally focus on Western Canada. Our hope is to produce a better understanding of the interactions between colonialism, legal rationalities and the historical construction of Métis identity in Québec.
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