Métis with a capital “M”

I identify as Métis from Québec or Kébec*. Not métis. Here’s why:

The same reason why I go back and correct Indigenous, Aboriginal, Inuit, First Nations, Atikamekw, Abenaki, etc…

The same reason why we write Canada, Quebec, Canadian, Peter, Marie…

Who I am is not an adjective, it is a Proper Noun – there’s nothing common about me!

Adjective: I am the product of métissage. Proper noun: I am Métis.

*Algonquian ”Where the river narrows”

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