metis metis  /ˈmɛ tɪs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person in western Canada who is of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry

Usage(s):

  1. In the days when the tricolor flew over Indo-China, there was a distinct advantage in being a metisthe offspring of a foreigner and a Vietnamese.
  2. Other groups -- most notably Canada's 700,000 aboriginal and metis people -- insisted that they were equally deserving of special status.

News

  1. Message from the Governor General of Canada on the Occasion of National Aboriginal Day

    On the occasion of National Aboriginal Day, we celebrate the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people that are deeply embedded in our culture and our way of life.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Largest Environmental Groups in North America Declare Support for First Nations Tar Sands Healing Walk

    Environmental groups from across North America are standing in solidarity with First Nations and Metis communities impacted by tar sands development as they prepare for the 4th annual Healing Walk in Fort ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Fort McMurray Metis Local 1935, Parks Canada & Brion Energy Are Newest Stakeholders to Join Wood Buffalo Environmental ...

    The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association welcomed three new members to their table at the Association's 15th Annual General Meeting on June 12th; the Fort McMurray Metis Local 1935, Parks Canada and ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "On that day, all of us together-Inuit, Metis, First Nations and non-Aboriginals-joined hands in committing to bridge the gaps entrenched by years of injustice," said Jean.
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Michaelle Jean Source: Canada.com

  2. "I can't underscore enough the importance of simply recognizing the Metis Nation in this province. Nobody but the Metis people has any idea of the impact that not being recognized has on our people," said Belcourt.
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Tony Belcourt Source: 660 News

  3. "I hope for the Metis nation of Ontario it becomes more than that," Hampton said. "But there was not much substance to this. It is basically an announcement to hold discussions about possible future discussions."
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Howard Hampton Source: CKWS

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