Book details

Publication date: May 2013
Features: 12 B&W images, notes, bibliography, index
Keywords: Indigenous Studies;Political Science;Canadian History
Subject(s): HISTORY / Native American, History, History / Indigenous History, Law & Legal Studies, Indigenous Studies, Indigenous Studies / Métis Studies, Indigenous Studies / Political Science / Canadian History, LAW / Indigenous Peoples, Jurisprudence & general issues, Indigenous peoples, Indigenous Studies;Political Science;Canadian History, Indigenous Studies, Law and Society, History
Publisher(s): University of Alberta Press

Christopher Adams. Christopher Adams was Vice President at Probe Research where he directed an annual survey on Indigenous peoples in Manitoba. He holds two adjunct professor appointments and is currently the Rector of St. Paul's College at the University of Manitoba. He lives in Winnipeg.

Gregg Dahl. Gregg Dahl had a long career in policy analysis for provincial, territorial, and federal governments. He was a proud descendant of a Half-breed family that lived in St. Paul’s parish in the Red River Settlement.

Ian Peach. Ian Peach, formerly Dean of Law at the University of New Brunswick, is currently a consultant with KTA Inc. He has had an extensive career with federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as in academia and the private sector. He lives in Fredericton.

#3 on McNally Robinson's Bestsellers list (Paperback Non-Fiction) for the week of June 9, 2013

Everyone knows what is meant by the term Métis, and the people themselves are defined exactly by what they are not. The editors put it succinctly: 'About the only elements that tie this diversity together are the facts of the Métis peoples' distinctiveness - from other Indigenous peoples and from the settlers - and their constitutional recognition as rights-bearing, indigenous peoples in Canada.' This University of Alberta Press selection chronicles the unique Métis contribution to the Canadian story. Holly Doan, Blacklock's Reporter, November 9, 2013 [Full review at]

"The 12 multidisciplinary essays here arose out of consideration of a key decision by the Supreme Court of Canada (R. v. Powley) that defined a ten-step test for Métis rights; how these rights play out in relation to that decision is elaborated in the four key sections implied in the title. There has not been a book this broad and deep concerning the Métis in over 20 years in Canada, so this provides a timely, informative grappling with recognition and affirmation of the Métis and their Aboriginal rights. Summing Up: Essential. All academic levels/libraries." G. Bruyere, Laurentian University, CHOICE Magazine, December 2013

"...these essays, by and large, are both informative and entertaining to read. The new scholars featured in this volume interrogate the sources with intelligence and vigor, and the result is a provocative and fresh portrayal of the Métis experience in Canada." Heather Devine, Western Historical Quarterly, Summer 2014

"The strong visual hierarchy is a highlight of this books’ interior typography, which has a refined, accomplished look to it. Overall, the book projects a quiet yet confident design."

The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

"...the authors share the goal of working towards a more complex and nuanced understanding of 'Métis.' By looking at the Métis from a variety of perspectives, the chapters will certainly stimulate reflection and discussion.... [T]he themes the book examines will be of interest to scholars of Aboriginal studies across Canada."

BC Studies

"[Métis in Canada] brings together a vastly diverse collection of essays, reflective of the multifaceted nature of the debates relating to Métis identifiy in Canada... Given the breadth of perspectives presented by the contributors, along with the text's overall contribution to discussions of Indigenous identity in Canada, it comes as no surprise that the editors are experts in Aboriginal policy.... Taken together, [Métis in Canada and "Métis": Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood] shed new light on the intricacies surrounding not only intracommunity conceptions of Métis identify in Canada, but also longstanding, often problematic constructions of mixed-lineage and, by extension, Indigenous identities in alterity."

Sarah MacKenzie, Canadian Literature

"The volume is notable for its efforts to capture the varied work that scholars across different disciplines are currently undertaking in the Metis past and present."

Michel Hogue, Histoire Sociale / Social History

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ISBNs: 9780888646408 978-0-88864-640-8 Title: metis in canada