The Metis are an indigenous people of North America. A typical Metis ancestry would include a First Nation women and usually a British or French man. Early Metis were usually of the Mi'kmaq, Algonquin, Cree, Ojibwe, or Maliseet. Currently, most Metis live in many parts of the western part of Canada (which is mainly the province of Manitoba to the province of British Columbia). Metis have fought bravely for their rights respects and freedom countless times, such as the Red River Rebellion, Battles of the Beaver Wars, and North-West Rebellion!
In the early settlements of the Metis the government there was a lot of disorder between power because of false promises and lies towards the Metis over power which in turn caused many rebellions and uprisings! As a matter of fact, the Red River Rebellion occurred because of Metis land being transferred into what was becoming Canada. Therefore, Louis Riel and the rest of his army took a stand which was during what we know today as the Red River Rebellion! As a positive result, the Metis bill of right’s became intact and the metis was a provisional democratic system from then on which soon led them into joining Canada. The Métis Nation is represented through democratically-elected, province-wide governance structures from Ontario then going westward.
Famous Metis people
Julia Jones is a famous actor and stylist. She happens to have been in over 8 movies 3 including the movies in the Twilight series. She played as Leah Clearwater! Julia Jones is of the Choctaw & Chickasaw Nations.
Jaime Luis Gomez (Taboo)
Jaime Luis Gomez also known as Taboo is a famous Metis rapper who was previously in a rap group known as the Black eyed peas. He is from the Shoshone Nation!
Shannon Baker famous metis actress and model. She had a position in the movie "Hopelessly in June"! She models for the Karin Models - New York.