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Foreword / Paul Chartrand
1 Mixed: The History and Evolution of an Administrative Concept
2 Métis-as-Mixed: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Census
3 The Métis Nation: A People, a Shared History
4 Métis Nation and Peoplehood: A Critical Reading of the Supreme Court of Canada and the Census
5 A Case of (Mis)recognition: The NunatuKavut Community Council
Notes; Works Cited; Index
This provocative book makes the case that by defining Métis people as racially mixed, Canada is undermining the ability of the Métis 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 Métis 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 Métis, 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).
“Métis” is, without a doubt, essential reading for everyone who
studies the Métis, Indigeneity, and/or race and racialization as it
provides a powerful critique of Métis racialization and an example
of the impact of racialization on Indigenous nations.
Andersen's book is thorough and deep, insightful and provocative. Some will find it unsettling. But, for anyone interested in questions of Métis identity, or more generally Indigenous rights in Canada, it is an essential read.
*Review of Constitutional Studies*
Andersen does a superb job of engaging with the scholarship of the field, allowing the reader to gain a clear understanding of its historical trajectory and where Andersen’s work stands in comparison ... Métis is an important contribution and I expect that it will spur lively discussions, productive critiques, and shift the scholarship in the field.
*NAIS (Native American and Indigenous Studies) Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2015*