Perspectives on Métis Identity

In the interest of promoting a better understanding of the complex issue of Métis identity and how it is defined, The Canadian Encyclopedia has commissioned two opinion pieces exploring different perspectives on the topic.

Métis Are a People, Not a Historical Process
by Adam Gaudry

This article explores Métis identity from the perspective of Métis with ancestral ties to the Red River Settlement.

The “Other” Métis
by Denis Gagnon

This article explores Métis identity from the perspective of Métis who do not have ancestral ties to the Red River Settlement.

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