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Metis

(mē`tĭs), in astronomy, one of the 39 known moons, or natural satellites, of JupiterJupiter
, in astronomy, 5th planet from the sun and largest planet of the solar system. Astronomical and Physical Characteristics

Jupiter's orbit lies beyond the asteroid belt at a mean distance of 483.6 million mi (778.
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Metis

(mee -tiss) A small irregularly shaped satellite of Jupiter, discovered in 1980 from photographs taken by Voyager 2 in 1979. It is Jupiter's closest known satellite, orbiting at a mean distance of 128 000 km. See Jupiter's satellites; Table 2, backmatter.

Metis

[′mēd·əs]
(astronomy)
The innermost known satellite of Jupiter, having an orbital radius of 79,510 miles (127,960 kilometers) and dimensions of 37 × 21 miles (60 × 34 kilometers. Also known as Jupiter XVI.

Metis

goddess of caution and discretion. [Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 242]
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If the court is to answer that question, Metis Settlements General Council says the Supreme Court cannot use the Powley definition as was used by the lower court.
Andersen has particular problems with the concept that any contemporary group which chooses to identify itself as Metis should be recognized as such, whether or not it has a connection to the historic Metis Nation.
In the 1880s, economic conditions forced many Metis from the borderlands as they sought employment elsewhere.
As part of the Metis treaty study, Bell will also examine whether federal government involvement is necessary.
The TRC's inclusion of banners and signs with Ile-a-la-Crosse and Timber Bay during this past June's national event in Saskatoon was a gesture appreciated by Saskatchewan Metis.
Sur cette toile de fond, Russel Bouchard presente dix textes, pour la plupart des documents legaux, des extraits de traites et un nombre important de cartes qui marquent les etapes decisives de l'ethnogenese des Metis de la Borealie, depuis les premieres interactions entre Euro-Canadiens et Autochtones jusqu'a aujourd'hui.
As part of the argument pertaining to the fourth declaration, it was asserted that the Metis possessed Aboriginal title at the time of the discussions (or negotiations) in 1870 and were Indians.
Alberta is home to the only recognized Metis land base in Canada, comprising 512,121 hectares (1.
Two years ago when Doucette stood before the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples he called for the creation of a federal Metis Act.
A positive decision in the application would have meant recognition of Metis hunting and fishing rights for OMAA members, as well as saving OMAA money in legal expenses to defend its members facing the charges.
Recent articles in the mainstream press have expressed displeasure with harvesting agreements being signed by the provinces with Metis organizations, claiming these agreements are unregulated and will lead to over-hunting and fishing of Canada's wildlife.
The Powleys argued in their defence that as Metis people, they had a constitutionally protected right to hunt for food under section 35 of the Constitution.