Alone or with a partner, I want you to conduct some research AS WELL AS provide your own thoughts, experiences, and opinions to answer the following questions. DO NOT copy and paste if you’re doing research online. Write it yourself!
- Who are the Métis? What does it mean to be Métis, both in a modern and historical context?
- What biases and stereotypes about First Nations and Métis have been reflected in Canada’s history (portrayal of Louis Riel, treaties, reserves, residential schools, child welfare system)?
- What impact have these prejudices had on Canada’s Aboriginal peoples?
- What forms of prejudice and discrimination of the First Nations and Métis are still evident today? (real and perceived)