Exploring Métis Ancestry

Started by Private User on Thursday, June 2, 2011


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6/2/2011 at 10:12 AM

Challenges with exploring Métis ancestry can stem from a number of sources: family members may have been trained "never to speak of that," and so may be unwilling to disclose much information when asked; or the secret may have been so well guarded that they have no idea of their own history. In addition, while it's possible to search certain archives for data pertaining to Canada's Métis people, their uncertain political status, and exclusion from the Indian Act, have rendered individuals invisible in many cases.

How have you tracked down your Métis ancestors? Did you always know your family had Métis roots, or was it a surprise to learn of it? This discussion is a place where you can tell your story--and reclaim some of your heritage.

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