Metis

Penner (left) with Crystal McMahon, her birth mother (Courtesy of Brittany Penner)

A letter to my first mother: You did not raise me but I consider you my mother still

‘I now realize I was never unwanted, but rather imperfectly loved by imperfect people,’ writes Brittany Penner to her birth mother
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How ’race-shifting’ explains the surge in the number of Métis in Eastern Canada

An increase in self-reported “Métis” people raises questions about which groups are authentic inheritors of Indigenous nationhood
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One of the biggest mysteries in Metis history gets even more puzzling

Billyjo Delaronde stole and hid the Bell of Batoche—ripped from the Metis in 1885, and held in a legion—for 22 years before giving it up. Now, in a way, it’s missing again.
Archive photo of a group of female students and a nun posing in a classroom at Cross Lake Indian Residential School

Celebrated Metis poet delivers poignant view of residential school life

Joan Crate’s novel Black Apple takes readers inside a 1940s Prairies school
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Colleges promise to meld Indigenous learning into programming

About 40 schools have promised to hire more Indigenous staff and integrate Indigenous culture into the learning experience
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Success, one student at a time

How universities are embracing the Aboriginal baby boom
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Maclean’s Interview: John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul talks to Kate Fillion about racism, our ‘metis’ culture, and our elites’ inability to understand problems