Métis: Mixed Blood Stories portrays the lives of four adolescent members of a single family who are descents of the Métis, a mixed-blood group of Native and French originating in Canada. The identity of the Métis people emerges as we listen to their stories. Each portrait reveals a mixed-blood youth fighting for their family and their own identity. In a sense, four characters tell one story—a continuous coming of age, weaving together spirit and race—the legacy of the Métis. This novel discusses key identity issues related to being both tribal and mixed-blood, which is an expanding population throughout the world.
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