Foreword / Paul ChartrandIntroduction1 Mixed: The History and Evolution of an Administrative Concept2 Metis-as-Mixed: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Census3 The Metis Nation: A People, a Shared History4 Metis Nation and Peoplehood: A Critical Reading of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Census5 A Case of (Mis)recognition: The NunatuKavut Community CouncilConclusionNotes; Works Cited; Index
This provocative book makes the case that by defining Metis people as racially mixed, Canada is undermining the ability of the Metis nation to make political claims as a people.
Chris Andersen is an associate professor, the associate dean (research), and the director of the Rupertsland Centre for Metis Research in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. He is also the current editor of aboriginal policy studies, an online, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing on Metis, non-Status Indian, and urban Aboriginal issues in Canada and abroad. He is co-editor of Indigenous in the City: Contemporary Identities and Cultural Innovation (UBC Press, 2013).
"Metis" is, without a doubt, essential reading for everyone who
studies the Metis, Indigeneity, and/or race and racialization as it
provides a powerful critique of Metis racialization and an example
of the impact of racialization on Indigenous nations.-- Monique
Giroux * Acadiensis *
Andersen's book is thorough and deep, insightful and provocative. Some will find it unsettling. But, for anyone interested in questions of Metis identity, or more generally Indigenous rights in Canada, it is an essential read.-- Dwight Newman * Review of Constitutional Studies *