Indigenous organizations get standing in Charter case at Supreme Court
Indigenous organizations get standing in Charter case at Supreme Court

 By Shari Narine  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter  The Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association of Canada (BMAAAC) will be arguing at the Supreme Court of Canada that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms plays an important role in Indigenous governance. “When I incorporated BMAAAC on Feb. 22, 2019, I said to myself, I prayed on this, that one day we would be at the Supreme Court of Canada in favour of band members across Canada. And here we are today,” said Robert Louie, BMAAAC founder, president and CEO. Getting that nod, he said, “signals for us that the Supreme Court of Canada sees BMAAAC as being credible and a voice for band members across Canada. There are band members that lost their voice because of the internal oppression that goes

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