Clem Paul begins his case for Metis Treaty Rights
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - 15 boxes of evidence were dropped off at the Yellowknife courthouse Friday as the former president of the North Slave Metis Alliance, Clem Paul, begins his fight for Metis treaty rights.
Paul said he has been fighting for 25 years and claimed he is trying to make the government make good on the promises that were made to his people.
Paul said he has heard no opposition or support from the other aboriginal communities in the NWT and he is taking this fight on solo.
"Me I’m just doing my own thing, I’m sure now everything else and is now public it will be subject to a lot of debate and discussion, and I don’t think anyone will be offended by anything I've found."
Paul said something else he has been fighting for is a band for his people, a fight which he had once given up hope on.
"Going through the motions I had finally given up 15 years ago because I got tired of the run-a around, but I guess that is one of the things are that are going to heard quite profoundly through those boxes."
Paul will be returning on Friday October 12th to speak with other lawyers and continue discussion surrounding this case.
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