Communauté Métis de la Gaspésie, New Richmond, QC

Communauté Métis de la Gaspésie
138 A Rte 132 Ouest
G0C 2B0 New Richmond


The Métis Aboriginal Community Gaspésie, Lower St. Lawrence, the Magdalen Islands is a non-profit organization and is officially registered under federal guild system with its letters patent, charter and regulations. The Community shall inform the Métis of their history and their ancestral rights, help them demonstrate that they are "Métis" in the sense of Article 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 and demonstrate to governments and courts aboriginal rights.

Company description
The occupied area, frequented and used in Quebec by community members in 1763 extended to the whole of Gaspesia and Lower St. Lawrence, including the islands of the Gulf, estuary and river, including Anticosti up Point of Levis.

The big Gaspésienne Community states its legal presence among the other Aboriginal people of Canada. Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution Act (1982) states that Aboriginal people are either Indians, Inuit or Métis. And the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of Canada establishes the official arrival of Europeans on the Atlantic beaches to May 1603 and, consequently, miscegenation back (officially) in 1604.

The Gaspé coast and lower St. Lawrence are one of the largest pools of Métis in eastern Canada, First Nations Aboriginal people are the original inhabitants of Canada, but in 1850, on the Gaspé Peninsula, it remains only Métis, notwithstanding that reservation, they have acquired the status of Indians, they are all Métis. So some of our family members have chosen to adopt the Indian legal status by going live on reserves, others, we, the great majority, the descendants of historic Métis communities (present before 1850) pursued by their means the development of the Gaspé and lower St. Lawrence to its current state. The vast majority of this population is métis and can therefore lay claim to this status.
This vast territory so well diverse, natural beauty breathtaking was never colonized or assigned to Europeanwho came to America and still remain the property of the descendants of the original inhabitants, the First Nations: Métis.

Let us be proud of our origins, our traditions and our culture by recognizing us as what we are.

In 1982, the Canadian Constitution granted the Métis aboriginal and territorial rights in the same way that Indians and Inuit.

In 2003, the Powley judgment pronounced by the Supreme Court of Canada, Métis status defined by three specific criteria.
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