September 8, 2014- Angel Sue Larkman v. The Attorney General of Canada
On Monday, September 8, 2014, Falconers LLP represented Angel Sue Larkman before the Federal Court of Appeal. At issue is whether Ms. Larkman should be granted Indian status. This case arises from the legacy of “enfranchisement”, an antiquated policy of the Government of Canada that permitted status Indians to renounce their status and the status of their descendants in exchange for Canadian citizenship. In some cases enfranchisement was procured by fraud including in the case of Ms. Larkman’s grandmother, Laura Flood. As a result of the fraudulent enfranchisement of Ms. Flood, Ms. Larkman is denied Indian status today. This appeal seeks to correct this historical wrong.
The Honourable Court reserved its decision.
In the News
Woman’s grinding quest to ‘right wrong’ and gain Indian status closer to end The Globe and Mail, July 29, 2012
Angel Sue Larkman Indian Status: Woman’s Quest To Gain Indian Status Closer To End The Huffington Post, July 29, 2012