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Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

Métis peoples interests and those of non-Status Indians were first represented nationally by the Native Council of Canada (NCC), which was formed in 1971.  During the 1983 constitutional negotiations, a large group of Métis people felt that the NCC was not adequately representing their distinct interests. They broke away from the NCC and formed the Métis National Council. 

The NCC changed its name to the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples in 1987 and still represents the interests of many Métis people and non-Status Indians in Canada.