Friday, July 15, 2016

Protecting Mi’kmaq rights: Canada's stories

A story of advocacy

"Viola Robinson, now 79—is a Mi'kmaq activist, lawyer, land claims negotiator, recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal—[Her] advocacy led to court cases overturning aspects of the Indian Act and validating the Mi'kmaq Treaty of 1752, thereby protecting Mi'kmaq rights in Nova Scotia.

Read more about her achievements in the complete article.