A recent letter to the Editor in the Cape Breton Post shows the mental gymnastics required to explain the "hidden" nature of Métis want-to-be in Eastern Canada.
Letter to the Editor
I am an eastern Métis Nation indigenous native Indian.
As it is well known, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal party gave the Métis in Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta their status rights on July 1, 2019.
I am of French and Mi’kmaq ancestry, but there are many different Metis and nationalities on the East coast of Canada. We have native blood and heritage and we are very proud of this.
Unfortunately, Mr. Trudeau and the Liberal party, all other political parties and indigenous native chiefs show disrespect and prejudice against our people.
My question is when will eastern Métis Nations peoples receive the rights that we deserve and respect for our heritage that we are so proud of.
My ancestors were not allowed to say they were Métis and were called unflattering names and treated like animals.
(Member of the Eastern Metis Nation)