The Métis are a distinct cultural group in Saskatchewan and Western Canada – Assiniboia Times

The Métis are a distinct cultural group in Saskatchewan and Western Canada – Assiniboia Times

by ahnationtalk on August 7, 2020101 Views

August 7, 2020

Those who belong to the Historic Métis Nation are defined as the descendants of the Aboriginal people with a mixture of (mostly French) European ancestry from Manitoba’s Red River Valley.

Each of the prairie provinces and British Columbia have Métis association offices. Association offices throughout Western Canada follow distinct guidelines based on histories and familial connections when discussing their definitions of Métis.

In New Brunswick, some in the French community began to self-identify as Métis in the 1990s. The trend in New Brunswick was recorded in a 1996 census, when 950 citizens referred to themselves Métis, even though weren’t related to the nation originating in the Red River Valley.

Twenty years later in the 2016 census, 10,200 people in New Brunswick’s French community were self-identifying as Métis.

Read More: https://www.assiniboiatimes.ca/opinion/editorial/the-m%C3%A9tis-are-a-distinct-cultural-group-in-saskatchewan-and-western-canada-1.24182591

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