We all know the Métis are descended from fur traders and Indigenous women who rose up against the Canadian government in 1869 and 1885. They became a nation on the prairies. But groups in other parts of Canada have popped up to say they are just as Métis as the descendants of Red River. A couple of groups in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia that say they should be recognised as Indigenous to the region because they are descended from Acadian Métis. Some Red River Métis disagree and say they should not be adopting the name and symbols of their nation.
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