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

  • 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.
  • Other groups -- most notably Canada's 700,000 aboriginal and metis people -- insisted that they were equally deserving of special status.
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  • Michaelle Jean in
    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.
  • Tony Belcourt in 660 News
    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.
  • Howard Hampton in CKWS
    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."

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