Metis - In Between

The white people don't like me 'cause I'm part native.
 The natives don't like me  'cause I'm white.
apothacary apothacary
6 Responses Aug 8, 2010

Nothing wrong with being happy about who you are and learning from both cultures.<br />
I am a puzzled by the negative responces you have received.<br />
Leave Canada?? Why should he? <br />
" people will not have those same specific ignorant prejudices in other parts of the world." Really? Do you mean in the US for example??<br />
There are prejudices anywhere & Aboriginals are not the only people who live with it.<br />
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You all seem to ***- ume that all non Aboriginals are prejudiced against you.<br />
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Have you never heard of Canadian author, Hugh Dempsey?? <br />
A non Aboriginal who has done more to promote & support Canada's native people.<br />
He has also been a great educator concerning native cultures, native history,languages etc...<br />
If the people in your life don't respect who & what you are, they are the problem ~ but don't assume all non natives will feel the way they do, because you are then being just as narrow minded as they are.

I think this is a pretty common experience for us half-breeds. Pardon the Cher reference!

lol my cousin was like "i'm white at the rez and brown in town" haha

I see you are in my age range. Travel and find a way to move out of that ignorant minded area if you can people should not worry about you being mixed.

If I were you I would try to get a job and career and move to a more cosmopolitian area. Outside of Canada if possible. people will not have those same specific ignorant prejudices in other parts of the world.<br />
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Are you under 30? if so look into a work abroad program. Use a University or junior college as a vehicle to to do this if you are not in school sign up for classes towards a degree.<br />
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You are a mixed person use that beauty to your advantage.<br />
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it sounds like you live in a small town

I'm a half-breed too!<br />
Celebrate for sure!