You mean, what is the definition I use for myself and thus present as the definition all others must live by?Oh come on, are identity issues that easily navigated, even on an individual level?As a racial category, one is little ‘m’ métis when they are not fully Indian or non-aboriginal. This is not the only term that was used, we were also called half-bloods, half-breeds, michif, bois brûlé, chicot, country-born, mixed bloods, and so on.My blogger name reflects that history, as âpihtawikosisân literally means ‘half-son’ in Cree.
I want to go into the history of the Métis, and talk about and quote some John Ralston Saul (okay I actually have no desire to do that last thing) but this person just asked me a question at a party and his eyes are already drifting over the lithe form of a single neighbour. ” I am impressed with your mathematical skills, imaginary pastiche of all the people who have asked me this question since I moved to Quebec, but no.I have a hard time not addressing this question so sometimes we don’t to be linear. And here I have run up against the little ‘m’ versus big ‘M’ identity argument.(I warned some of you I’d be rehashing supposedly ‘old’ territory!This part of the story has a feeling of an King movie, Stand by Me. As long as your kid uses it responsibly (I know parents have different standards for what is responsible and what is not, you can determine what that means), it's not bad at all! While Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are arguably the most famous set of twins, there is a brood of young celebrity twins who one day could eclipse them, especially Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s set.You can imagine how confusing it is in terms of forming an identity, to be known by so many ill-defined names.