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Métis Studies

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This research guide will provide strategies for finding resources on Métis culture, history, language, and contemporary issues.


Who are the Métis people?

"The term Métis refers to a collective of cultures and ethnic identities that resulted from unions between Aboriginal and European people in what is now Canada. This term has general and specific uses, and the differences between them are often contentious. It is sometimes used as a general term to refer to people of mixed ancestry, whereas in a legal context, "Métis" refers to descendants of specific historic communities." -- Indigenous Foundations

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